Superfudge by Judy Blume Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Rayna Cummings

Rayna has taught Elementary Education for 12 years (in both 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades) and holds a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University

''Superfudge'' by Judy Blume focuses on the Hatcher family of four - soon to be five! Learn about the characters, where the story takes place, what the main character's problems are, and how he solves them in this lesson.

Who is Superfudge?

Although this title might make you think of your mom's yummy superfudge brownies, this story is not anything about them! This story is the second book of Judy Blume's Fudge series. It's about two brothers, who are different ages and have completely different personalities, and the effect that two big changes in their family will have on them.

Author Judy Blume
Author Judy Blume

The main characters - or people - in the story Superfudge are members of the Hatcher family. Peter's in the sixth grade. He's the oldest child, and he's no fan of his younger brother, Fudge, who's always getting into mischief. Things go from bad to worse in Peter's eyes when his parents announce they're having a another baby, a little girl they decide to call Tootsie. As if Fudge wasn't enough! At least Peter has his best friend, Jimmy, on his side.

Setting of the Story

Think about where you are reading this lesson right now; this is called a setting. The setting of a story is the time and the place where a story occurs. In this story, the setting begins in Peter and Fudge's home when their parents share the news of their new baby sister and moving to a new city.

Peter's Problems

Imagine for a minute your mom and dad sitting you down to have a big conversation about two major things that are about to make your life even more complex - a new baby sister and moving to a new city. This is Peter Hatcher's problem - what the main character has to face and have to solve by the end of the story. Not only is Peter faced with the addition of another sibling who could annoy, agitate, and take more of his parents' time and love, he also has to leave his best friend Jimmy and move to a new city.

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