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.