Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom

April 8, 2017
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Freckle Juice is a Judy Blume classic, originally written in 1971. This book humorously tackles the downside of wishing to be different just to make life a little easier. The main character, Andrew Marcus, wants freckles more than anything and his least favorite classmate, Sharon, sees a way to take advantage of it. Sharon convinces Andrew to buy her top secret recipe for a sure fire, freckle-inducing-potion. Only after chugging the home made freckle juice and getting an awful stomach ache, does Andrew discover that the grass is not always greener on the other side, but the freckles are most certainly more blue.

This funny little book is simply illustrated and makes a fantastic read-aloud chapter book for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

 

Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom Book Review

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Wrap Up

Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom

  • 6/10
    Rating

Cool Features

  • Funny
  • Clever
  • Quick Read
  • Great Read Aloud

Blurb

  • More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them. Some help he is! That’s when Sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe—for fifty cents, she promises, Andrew can look just like Nicky. His freckleless days are over! He rushes home to whip up the concoction. Grape juice, vinegar, mustard… But what starts out as a simple freckle juice recipe quickly turns into something disastrous. Andrew is still determined to get his freckles, and to show that pesky Sharon that she doesn’t know everything—and he has the perfect solution! Or does he?

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