“in the beginning of the story is 2 boys trying to get merry with this girl name sheila. there was this girl name Pete every time that she heard Fudge saying that he was going to get merry with Shelia she always fall down . Pete told Fudge that Shelia was the Queen of cooties , Fudge couldn't believe that was true . so Fudge ask Shelia if that was true that she was the Queen of cooties , so Shelia answer that that it was true that she was the Queen of cooties . so ten Fudge was like i should Never get merry with someone that is the Queen of cooties . ”Evelyn ^.^ wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I give this book a(n) 3 out of five, because it was a good book but wasn't my taste. It's about a boy named pete and his brother is getting married but he doesn't want him to. I think he was just thinking about his self and not his brother. But he is not excited about it as everyone one else is.
“This book is so nice judy is very awesome”Albert wrote this review Tuesday, February 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Peter is excited for a summer vacation until he learns he will be staying next door to his least favorite person. He does get excited about being able to bring his best friend for a week. Little does he know, his vacation becomes so much more of adventure than he would ever imagine as they share a house with another family, meet a famous baseball player, and attend a wedding. This was a great book for a little kid who is just learning to read!”Jenna Baker wrote this review Friday, February 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was another in the fudge series. Peter and his family are going on a trip to Maine. Peter finds out that Sheila Tubman, a girl he can't stand from school, will also be going on this trip. But not only will she also be in Maine, their families are staying in the same house! So not only does Peter have to put up with his annoying five year old brother, Fudge, but now he has to deal with the annoying Sheila Tubman. This is a cute book about their vacation in Maine and everything that happens while they are there. ”Chelsea Holderbaum wrote this review Saturday, December 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“fudge”JAF wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book ‘Fudge-a-mania’ is a fast-paced, humorous story that focuses on the on the family dynamics of the Hatcher family, specifically twelve-year-old Peter and his five-year-old younger brother, Fudge. The family decides to take a three week vacation in Maine and rent a portion of a summer home from the family of Peters’ arch enemy, Sheila Tubman. When Peter realizes that the families share a common kitchen and living room, he is then face to face each day of his vacation with the girl of his nightmares. Adding to the awkwardness of the experience is Fudge, who like any kid brother, blurts out words and phrases that are inappropriate and embarrassing—giving rise to the books’ title ‘Fudge-a-mania’ meaning laughter and craziness of their summer escapades. The combination of Peter, Fudge, and Sheila, plus the other family members, help to create a series of comic antics and situations. These interactions are written in such vivid detail with very amusing narrative which makes these characters seem easily relatable and they come to life right off the page.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Growing up with two brothers and being the only girl, we would be constantly fighting and arguing with each other, just like Peter and Fudge. My brothers, as brothers often do, took great pleasure in embarrassing and teasing me to no end. Vacations with them were anything but restful-just like the Hatchers'/Tubmans'. There were always extended family at rental properties and the family dynamics were quite challenging. This story brought much laughter and I found myself recalling many memories of the dramas created by summer ‘vacations’.
Teaching connection-This book could definitely be used in a class which discuss family values and family dynamics-how siblings interact with each other, with parents, and grandparents. I think it is helpful for children to realize that family life is not perfect and relationships are ever changing. Also the fact that everyone experiences awkward situations while maturing-like Peter and Sheila-may help children to better cope when they are faced with similar situations.
By Judy Blume
Fudge-a-mania is another addition to Judy Blume's hilarious "Fudge" series. Twelve year old Peter Hatcher already has his hands full with his five year old brother Fudge Hatcher, when his parents tell him that they are renting a summer house in Maine, with Shelia Tubman and her family. The thought of even being around Shelia, makes Peter's stomach turn. Her annoying habits and know-it-all attitude are enough to send Peter over the edge, so he can’t imagine spending three weeks with her. Fudge is not easy to be around, they even call him the hurricane because he leaves destruction wherever he goes. The summer has barely begun and the action is abundant. It is an enjoyable addition, jam packed with family adventure and laughter.
Age Group: Intermediate
Language Arts: Reluctant Readers (easy to read); character study, text-to-text connections, narrative writing (family vacations)”
“Its a great book! Its funny how they get in to shannanagans!”Matt McCauley wrote this review Sunday, December 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Peter Hatcher's summer could not get any worse. He is going to Maine with his family were they are sharing a house with Shelia Tubman's family. Shelia is Peter's worse enemy! His younger brother, Fudge plans on marrying Shelia. He claims by marrying Shelia he won't have to fear scary creepy monsters anymore. The story follows Peter through his vacation. Where he falls in love with the librarian, meets Big Apfel's grandaughter, and spends time with his best friend Jimmy and his dad. There is an unexpected romance that occurs in the story. I enjoyed reading this book. I have always been a fan of Judy Blume.”Jessica Miller wrote this review Sunday, November 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No