For January's Grades 3-4 Book Club, we read the book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Alex and Emily was present. Here's what we discussed!
How does Peter get a pet turtle?
How does Peter’s mother react to his new pet?
Why doesn’t Peter’s mother want him hanging around the park alone?
Why doesn’t Peter like Sheila very much?
What happens to Fudge when his mother leaves him with Sheila, Peter and Jimmy Fargo?
What did Sheila write on the report that upset Peter and Jimmy?
What is Peter’s dad doing on the day Fudge and Peter were at the office?
What was Peter’s father’s idea to get Fudge to ride the Toddle-Bike? And, did it work?
What day will Peter never forget?
Why do you think Fudge decides to swallow Dribble?
Do you think Peter sees the puppy as his reward for being a good kid? Does it make up for all he's been through?
Why does Peter need boundaries from Fudge? Is it only to protect his stuff?
Do you think that Mr. and Mrs. Hatcher treat Fudge better than they treat Peter? Why or why not?
How does living in New York City make Peter's childhood unique and interesting?
Why does Mrs. Hatcher always seem to take Fudge's side over Peter's?
What do we learn about how Peter's parents really feel about him vs. what he thinks they feel about him?
Do you think events like those in the book could ever happen? Why or why not?
Would you call the end of the book a happy one? Why or why not?
Would you read the sequels to this book? It is a series.
Please rate this book between 1 and 5, with 1 being the worst and 5 the best.