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Dribble in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

By Judy Blume


Poor, tragic Dribble.

Peter wins Dribble, his pet turtle, at Jimmy Fargo's birthday party and does his best to take care of the little guy. He cleans out his bowl, feeds him the right amount of turtle food, and generally takes great care of him. Unfortunately, despite all of Peter's tender loving care, Dribble's untimely end comes in the form of Fudge, who swallows him whole.

But although Dribble may be gone, he's still with Peter in spirit. Peter even named his new dog Turtle in memory of dearly departed Dribble.