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Big Nate on a Roll Hardcover – August 16, 2011
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“[T]he slickest of this series...On a roll indeed!” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“Nate is often compared to Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and will appeal to the same audience, he bears more resemblance to the tricksters of folklore...the interplay between text and pictures remains fresh, as does the distinction between Peirce’s cartoons and Nate’s own cartoons.” (The Horn Book)
Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Nate’s persistent good cheer and moxie make him a likeable new proxy for young misfits.” (Booklist)
Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Laugh-out-loud” (School Library Journal)
Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers.” (Publishers Weekly)
Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or of Nate himself will savor P.S. 38’s most beleaguered hero.What carries the day are the zany illustrations and unflagging enthusiasm of Nate himself.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Thank goodness sequels are planned!” (Kirkus)
Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.” (Horn Book (starred review))
Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Fans will be in heaven; thank goodness number three is already on the way.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Even the most jaded middle-schooler will find much to laugh about here.” (Horn Book Magazine)
From the Back Cover
Big Nate is on a roll!
Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.
Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?
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Nate is a boy who is a Timber Scout. This year the Timber Scouts are selling wall hangings. The grand prize for selling the most is a new skateboard. Nate wants to win the skateboard, but he has some competition. BIG NATE ON A ROLL is gut-busting fun for the whole family. I couldn't stop myself from laughing at the comics Nate drew about what was happening in his life. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I have loved reading books since I was four. Now I am an active nine, and for me to like a book it has to be a good one. This one was so good I read it twice!!!
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While reading Big Nate, I kept trying to figure out what Greg of the Wimpy Kid series has over Big Nate. I connected enough with Greg that I bought the set, watched the first movie, and read the first book with my students. Nate, not so much. But why? I know that both main characters dislike school, caricaturize their peers, develop a romantic interest, and mostly look out for themselves. In other words, neither character has much in the way of redeemable qualities, yet do bear strong resemblances to real middle-school boys. But of the two, Greg has more attitude. For instance, while Nate works hard every day for the chance to win a skateboard, Greg either wouldn't even try or would resort to trickery. And as such, Greg is more interesting and unique.
And there's the lack of memorable moments. Anyone who has read the Wimpy Kid books knows about the dreaded Cheese Touch; no such legends exist in Big Nate. Rather, Big Nate is about detention, lost skateboards, fund-raising, matchmaking, a school play, and a rare comic. All of these escapades were mildly entertaining but, alas, none of these compel me to seek out more of Big Nate.
The one memorable thing about Big Nate on a Roll is memorable for the wrong reason. Nate's nemesis is a boy named Artur, who is described as having "broken English" and an "accent." In other words, the only multicultural character is "the bad guy." Was this necessary?Read more ›
So, for "reluctant" readers, especially boys, this would be a relatively benign choice (v. Wimpy Kid which I don't like as much). For any other child, this is a reasonable addition as a funny alternative to literature. These would be good on a family vacation when everyone relaxes with a book in the afternoon. I would say target age is from 7-10ish. My boys are 8 and 10 and loved them.
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My son loves his Big Nate books. Engaging and fun for a kid who is not all that fond of reading! Looking forward to more Big Nate adventures.Published 3 months ago by Eric A. Hofstetter
Well, this book was funny, as all Big Nate books are. It's just that all of them are just repetitive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Campbell
Our seven year old is obsessed with this series. He spends his allowance money on them. He received four more for Christmas, and is receiving a reading award in his class next... Read morePublished 4 months ago by FightOn78
I read this book it was very funny so I was laughing so funny so you should read it very funnyPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer