Meet Peter Hatcher, a fourth grader who has just won a pet turtle named Dribble at a birthday party. He takes the turtle home and keeps it in his bedroom, telling his little brother Fudge not to touch it ever without Peter's permission. Fudge just laughs. Uh oh. That's the fateful beginning of Peter's adventures with his little bro-nado. The book is Peter's take on various exasperating situations with Fudge, who in one way or another causes trouble for everybody in the family.