Peter's little brother, Fudge, refuses to eat his dinner, and the Hatcher family will stop at nothing--headstands, juggling oranges, even letting him pretend to be a dog--to get Fudge to eat! Joshua can't believe he has to repeat third grade, but what he really can't believe is how easy everything gets once he meets Mrs. Goodwin. David Bernstein thinks there are too many Davids in his class, his school, and his life. So he renames himself Ali Baba, and everything changes. When the butcher loses the order for the Bobowiczs' Thanksgiving turkey, things don't look good--until a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta comes along. The Quimby family is about to welcome a new baby into their home, but how can they afford it if Ramona's father doesn't have a job? These stories will show you that being nine is more than just fine, it's sunny and scary, mixed-up and merry, all at the same time! Book jacket.Blume, Judy is the author of 'It's Fine to Be Nine' with ISBN 9780590386043 and ISBN 0590386042.