My nine year old daughter, Imagineer, has read SuperFudge, by Judy Blume, at least three times in the past six months. We’re at the point now where she is always reading a new book while at the same time, we still see the bookmark moving in her SuperFudge book on the side table near her bed.
I’ll find her at the kitchen table eating breakfast while reading SuperFudge. She will also walk around the house carrying and reading her book. When we get in the car, she will bring her book to read as we’re driving. She loves how funny the interactions between Peter and Fudge are, and I think she can relate, since she has a high energy little brother as well. 🙂
Needless to say, this has to be one of her favorites, due to the repeat reads. Its actually my hardbound copy from when I was in elementary school. My third grade handwriting is on the front where I wrote my name. 🙂
I sat down with Imagineer to hear her thoughts about this very special book today.
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. This book is about a boy named Peter and his little brother, Fudge, or Farley Drexel Hatcher. And they move to Princeton for a year and his sister Tootsie is born and a lot of things change. Like Peter goes to a new school and Fudge goes to Kindergarten.
Q. Describe the main character
A. The main character is Peter Hatcher. He is a I think a 10-11 year old who is in sixth grade and has a little brother, Fudge. Peter has a pet dog named Turtle. Peter is nice and he has friends named Jimmy Fargo and Alex Santo.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. My favorite scene in the book is when Fudge, Peter, and Alex eat worm cookies. They are chocolate chip cookies that instead of flour, they have worms in them. Fudge is about to eat it, then decides he does not want to eat a worm cookie, but then he does. The cookies are made by Ms. Muldour.
Q. Would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. YES!! Because it is funny and its funny and its funny.
Imagineer LOVES this book, and this just warms my heart, since I used to LOVE this book as well. She told me after the interview that I can interview her again soon after she reads it again.
For more book reviews by Imagineer, check out: Smells Like Dog and Bandit.
Imagineer thanks you for reading her review and hopes that you enjoy this story as much as she does!
Keith Schoch says
Love the Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary books! Hoiw can you go wrong with them? So happy to see when kids still read them. I found you via the Hop, and I’m your newest follower. I hope you’ll swing by and check out my site as well and consider following.
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Mom on the Make says
I really love your most recent post about ideas for activities aimed at celebrating a recently read book. I’m going to try the theatrical idea with my 9 year old after she finishes the current book she’s reading. Thanks for visiting!
Julie Grasso says
How fabulous, instead of carrying around a doll or a teddy bear, Imagineer carries a book. I love it. My 19 month old does not leave the house without a favourite book under her arm and I am secretly so delighted as I hope she will continue her love of books for when she can actually read lol.
I confess I have never read Judy Blume but I realise that I must rectify this omission in my reading library, lol. If Imagineer loves it so much, then it must be great. Thank you for linking it into the kidlit blog hop, cheers Julie Grasso
Mom on the Make says
Judy Blume really does resonate with the younger kids, and they tend to want to read her stories over and over. That’s so great that your daughter always has a book with her. Love it!
I was only thinking about Judy Blume the other day. My sister was a huge fan and I read them largely because of her. I love Superfudge and ‘Are you there God, it’s me Margaret’. She was something really quite new to me at the time.
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Sibel Hodge says
Hi, I’m stopping by as part of the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Must check this out! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I LOVE that you did a Q&A with your daughter about this book. It’s always great to hear about the book directly from the kid who’s reading it!
Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
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Renee C. says
I think Imagineer thought it was fun…like REALLY funny! Ironically, this is exactly the same book that my daughter is reading for the FIRST right now!! She’s really enjoying it. Judy Blume was my favorite author at that age – tore through all her books.
Thanks for joining us in the Kid Lit Blog Hop once again! 🙂
Tonja Drecker says
Judy Blume was one of my favoite authors as a kid. I’m going to have to show this one to my children. Maybe they’ll like her too. (stopping in from Kid Lit Hop).
Mom on the Make says
I’m sure they’ll love it! Such a fun book. 🙂
Stopping in from the Kid Lit Blog Hop to say ‘hello!’ I also loved Judy Blume books as a kid. So sad to see them sit on the shelf of my elementay library with little action, though. My son disliked “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.” I about died!!!! Ugh! So glad your daughter likes it. 🙂