Who reading this has younger siblings? *raises hand* Who reading this at one time despised their younger siblings? *raises hand shamefully* Who reading this at one time felt neglected because their younger sibling(s) got more attention? *raises hand wholeheartedly* Don’t worry, Mom, I’m over it. For those of you who don’t know, I am the oldest in my family and have two younger brothers, 19 and 17 years of age. Once the little monsters were born, I kind of faded into the background, and rightfully so. They were pretty darn cute and rambunctious.
So enters the exact same thoughts from Peter Hatcher, big brother to Farley Drexel Hatcher, commonly referred to as Fudge, and protagonist of book #44 on our top 100 children’s books list. Peter is annoyed by his three-year-old brother and wants nothing but to be rid of him. But unfortunately, Peter is stuck with him for life and can only laugh at his crazy antics and hope that his parents will recognize what he is suffering through. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is part of a four book series written by Judy Blume, and definitely worth checking out.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
Originally published in 1972