Freckle Juice

Description from Goodreads:

Nicky has freckles: they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.

One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe for fifty cents. It’s a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. At home he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens…


Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom has 40 pages and was first published in 1978.

Freckle Juice is the story of second grader that longs for freckles.  He is convinced that if he had freckles his mother would never know when his neck was dirty and he wouldn’t have to wash it every day.

I remember reading this book when I was little and giggling like crazy.  Freckle Juice is a fun, timeless book that is sure to keep children of all ages laughing.  Recommended for young readers that are just starting to read chapter books.

Rating: 5 Plot Monster Jr. Spiders


MDW original review.  Source: Library.


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