Monday, May 1, 2017

Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume

I read Judy Blume's other Fudge books decades ago and recently listened to Fudge-a-Mania. I was surprised that I still remembered the characters, which shows how enduring and memorable they are. Published in 1990, Judy Blume gets children's voices right. Fudge, who is now five acts like he is five. Tootsie, the baby, acts like a baby. Peter acts like an adolescent.

In this installment, Peter and his family rent a vacation house for three weeks and Sheila Tubman's family will be right next door. Sheila just happens to be Peter's biggest enemy.

This book is fun and has Fudge up to his old antics. Tootsie gets in on the trouble as well.

Peter has his first crush and gets to play ball with one of his idols.

Bloom's scene of the kids out sailing with Peter's dad and grandma, had me laughing. If you liked any of the Fudge books, you will enjoy this one. If you haven't ever read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, which is the first Fudge book, you may want to give it a try. This series reminds me of the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

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