Double Fudge

by Judy Blume

Paperback, 2003



Local notes

PB Blu




Scholastic (2003), Edition: First Edition, 213 pages


His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.


Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award (First runner-up — 2005)
Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 3-5 — 2005)
Nēnē Award (Nominee — 2004)
Golden Archer Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2004)
Read Aloud Indiana Book Award (Intermediate — 2003)


Original publication date


Physical description

213 p.; 7.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member jessica_25
i love this book! i also love the other books that r like this! they make me laugh!
LibraryThing member SadieReads
This is the fourth installment of Judy Blume's series about the Hatchers. I remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing", "Superfudge", and "Fudge-A-Mania" when I was in grade school, and I loved them! I thought they were hilarious. I found "Double Fudge to be no exception. Fudge's obsession
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with money, his parents' exasperation, and Peter's commentary on the whole thing make for very entertaining reading.

This story is told from Peter's perspective, which adds to the realism of the story. Peter presents himself and the people around him with all their strengths and flaws. The situations in which he finds himself, being embarrassed by his brother's tantrum in the store, his best friend moving across town, having to share his home with obnoxious family members, are realistic, if a little exaggerated. Kids will find the story easy to relate to and quite funny at times. It is a must read for all Hatcher Family lovers! Ages 7 and up.
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LibraryThing member rl11
Another story about how Fudge doesn't listen to the parents or his older brother. He also doesn't pay attention.
LibraryThing member snapplechick
In this book, the Hatchers are vistied by they're long lost cousins Howie Hatcher and Family! In an odd coincidence, they have two daughter Peters age and a Farley Drexel who's just like Fudge! Together these two spell DOUBLE TROUBLE!
This was a really cute book. It was a fun and interesting read
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and I'll reach for another Fudge book next time I'm in need of a little happiness.
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LibraryThing member punkypower
I've always loved the Fudge books. Although many years have passed since the originals, this one picks up where they left off without missing a beat.

There are a lot of changes around the Hatcher household. Fudge has become obsessed with money. Peter and Jimmy Fargo won't be a couple of floors away
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from each other. Uncle Feather stops talking. A random trip to a museum unleases more Hatchers..including ANOTHER Farley Drexel Hatcher?! Will things ever get boring for Peter?
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LibraryThing member mlsweatman
In this book Fudge takes over the lead roll from Peter. This is the final book in the Judy Blume series and its pretty good. In this book Fudge is not old enough for first grade yet so he has to be in a play group with the Hatchers. Peter and Fudge do not like the Hatcher family because of their
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daughter Sheila Hatcher. The Hatchers take Fudge to the Bureau of Printing to show him how money is made because they think he has a problem. In this story he meets another child related to the Hatchers and his name is the same and Fudge can not stand it. The rest of the book he is trying to get them not to nickname him Fudge as well.
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LibraryThing member elinxoxo
Fudge really loves money and that annoys Pete. Do you think that you would ever lose your shoe at a subway?
LibraryThing member mekenna.hooper
double fuge is about a boy and his yonger brother met there cosin for the frist time. the cousines are twines and a younger brother also named fuge. the cusions end up staying at the house in there living room.( i can see that being annoying.) also they have very strict ploice about tv and
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computers. the family ,the cosines, are let to the life of tecnolgy.
this is a great book for 8 and up. it funney and simple. this is why the book is good.
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LibraryThing member LAteacher
This book is about a family that lives in New York. They are called the Hatchers.In that family, there is a kid called Fudge. He is a serious trouble-maker. One day, Fudges suddenly gets obsessed with money. So his parents decided to take him to Washington D.C.
While they were touring around the
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souvenir corner in the museum, they found their long-lost cousin...
This book is a remarkable book to read, and people who are English Second language could read easily.
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LibraryThing member Tylerballer5
This book was very funny! Well in the middle of the book theres this little kid named Fudge.And he makes up this thing called Fudge Bucks. And have to read Double Fudge.
LibraryThing member KimJD
After having a run on the whole Fudge series lately by third graders in my library, I had to bring myself up to date with the latest one. Listened to the audio version that Judy Blume reads herself. She has such an ear for dialogue between kids, and gets the love and craziness within families... no
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wonder kids like her as much today as we did way back when I was growing up. A great read-aloud.
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LibraryThing member prkcs
His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.
LibraryThing member mwade4
Summary: The Hatcher family goes on a trip to Washington D.C. Fudge is obsessed with money so his parents decide to take him to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They end up meeting their extended family, the Howie Hatchers, on their way. The Howie Hatchers invite themselves to move in with
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Peter and his family so now they had to deal with their twin cousins and mini-fudge.

Evaluation/Argument: Another one of Judy Blume's books in her series that will keep readers interested in what Peter and Fudge are up to next. As a child I loved reading all of the books in the series and still enjoy reading this specific book today. I have a lot of fond memories of my Mom reading this book to my siblings and I at night. This book is great and really funny to any child who reads it. Fudge's obsession with money is very relatable to kids as they have a growing interest in money. The questions and ideas Fudge has about money is just an example of some of the questions that any typical child has about money. I love the creativity that Judy Blume has in regards to naming her characters. She uses very different names than the norm. I love this about her books and it aids in making her characters unique to other books.
The central message of this book is the importance of family values and money. The topic of divorce is also brought up due to peter's friend Jimmy's parents getting a divorce. These are very important topics to bring up to children and emphasize the importance of.
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LibraryThing member msmarymac
This is a fun book about a family with very different children. Fudge is the middle and precocious child that is always getting in to trouble. He has to learn that "the best things in life are free" the hard way.

This would be a great read aloud book for students to help them with prediction and
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visualization. It mentions several historic landmarks during their trip to the city which would be fun to further explore.

Fudge's obsession with money could launch into a study of various forms of money in different countries as well as math skills and budgeting. It would be a fun book to read while teaching students money denominations.
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LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
Peter's 5-year-old brother Fudge develops an obsession with money, wanting as much of it as possible and demanding that his parents buy him things. Meanwhile, Dad runs into his long-lost cousin Howie and his overbearing family during a trip to Washington D.C. Peter's best friend Jimmy moves to SoHo
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with his dad. And Uncle Feather the pet myna bird has stopped talking.
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LibraryThing member ElenaEstrada
“Double Fudge” by Judy Blume was a bit of a disappointment for me, it may be that I was expecting too much since I had read “Ramona the Pest.” I felt that Judy Bloom attempted to create another funny character similar to Ramona but was unable to pull it off. The formula should have worked
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in that the main character interprets his world from a child’s perspective, but somehow the funny scenes were not as funny in this particular novel. There are funny scenes but they are far in between, humor in literature needs a little magic and for some reason I was not able to find enough of it to be engaging enough to recommend.
Ages 4th -6th grade
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LibraryThing member tripleblessings
The 5th book in the series that began with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
In this book, Fudge is 5 years old, and obsessed with money. He's going to be a miser for Halloween, and is making plans to buy the whole world, or at least Toys R Us. But life really gets crazy when Fudge and his older
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brother Peter run into their long lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers. Now they have to deal with annoying twin cousins, and a weird younger cousin coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher - just like Fudge! Before long, mini-Fudge is causing just as much trouble as Fudge always has.
Great fun, and very appealing to children in grades 2 to 5.
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LibraryThing member KassRuiz
A very fun read for readers beginning to appreciate longer stories. Double fudge is a quirky story about two families and their differences.




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