“Nate’s persistent good cheer and moxie make him a likeable new proxy for young misfits.” (Booklist)
“Laugh-out-loud” (School Library Journal)
“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)
“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)
“Thank goodness sequels are planned!” (Kirkus)
“[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)
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?