Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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What are ten important events that happen in Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing?

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Ten important events that happen in Judy Blume's novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothingwill likely center on Peter, his turtle, his little brother Fudge, and their family.

One important event occurs right away. In the first chapter, Peter wins a small turtle, Dribble, at Jimmy's birthday party....

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Ten important events that happen in Judy Blume's novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing will likely center on Peter, his turtle, his little brother Fudge, and their family.

One important event occurs right away. In the first chapter, Peter wins a small turtle, Dribble, at Jimmy's birthday party. The presence of Dribble leads to additional important events. At the end of the story, Fudge swallows the turtle, and it passes away. Before Fudge consumes the turtle, Fudge displays the turtle to one of his father's advertising clients. The turtle, along with Fudge's behavior, causes his dad to lose key business. Later on, Fudge helps his dad keep a client because they want to put Fudge in their TV commercial.

For a fifth important event, try Mrs. Hatcher's decision to leave Fudge in the care of Peter, Jimmy, and Sheila. The three wind up chasing each other around. Fudge is left unsupervised. He flies off the jungle gym and loses lots of teeth. The playground incident links to a sixth important event: a fight between Peter and his mom. In chapter 7, a seventh important event happens when Fudge defaces Peter's poster. This time, Mrs. Hatcher handles things differently. She takes out her anger on Fudge instead of Peter.

For three more important events, consider how Peter helps Fudge make it through the previously mentioned TV commercial, how Dribble impacts Fudge's birthday party, and how Dribble's death results in a new pet.

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