Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce
Juvenile Humor
214 pages
New York : Harper, c2010

Nate is destined for Greatness (despite his crazy hair)! At the moment, he is just your typical sixth-grader just floating through school trying to avoid the school bully and get the attention of a certain girl. Nate doodles his way through every class instead of taking notes and he is a master of creating nicknames for all of the teachers. One morning a friend gives him a fortune cookie that changes his life. "Today you will surpass all others" could mean anything. Nate spends the day trying to do something that will make the fortune come true. All I will say is that he succeeds in an entertaining and hilarious way!
Big Nate will appeal to all those fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The diary-type format with loads of illustrations are great for reluctant readers as well as those who just want a funny book. I must say that personally, I enjoyed Big Nate more than I did the Wimpy Kid books. But they all are great reads!

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