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Big Nate Strikes Again Hardcover – October 19, 2010
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I love the idea of mixing the art of comics inside a book to get kids reading. Diary of a Wimpy Kid has done that and Big Nate is also formatted in a similar way.
Big Nate is a middle school student who gets into enough trouble to create interest but not so much as you wonder what in the world he's thinking. He has two buddies that are along for a laugh and often at his expense. And guess what? There is some girl trouble that keeps the story interesting. The girl in this story happens to be Gina, his archenemy. The two get paired up for a report on Ben Franklin, and that part of the story truly delivers a bit of educational content. But when they get paired up for a sports team Gina has the nerve to name the team without the okay from her team captain, Big Nate.
The second book is easy enough to pick up even if you've missed the first book and it is geared for those on a 2nd to 5th grade reading level. The plot isn't heavy. It's not something that you'll learn great life lessons from. What it does, and does well, is gets kids reading who might not normally be into reading. The change from text to comic so often keeps the reader interested and moves the story along with the visual clues that some kids need when reading at this level. Don't think this one is just for boys either. My eight year-old daughter saw the book arrive and immediately offered to do the book review for me. She's next to read it!
Kids who love Greg Hefley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid are going to love Nate Wright. Parents will probably like Nate better.
Based on the comic strip "Big Nate" this series details the trials and tribulations of 6th grader Nate Wright. Nate finally has a chance to win the coveted SPOFFY Trophy (Sports Played Only For Fun). He's been selected as a team captain for fleeceball - an indoor version of baseball. But nothing ever goes smoothly. Kept after school by a teacher, Nate is unable to make it to the meeting to pick his team. He lucks out and his best friends Teddy and Francis are on the team, but so is his archenemy - A+ know it all Gina! Not only does he have to put up with Gina on his fleeceball team, he's paired with her on a social studies project. Can things get any worse or more hilarious?
The humor in this book is definitively age appropriate. As an elementary librarian I spend a good deal of time around young children. The humor is right on target, but it's not so obnoxious (as some kid like humor - Captain Underpants for example - can be) that adults will not enjoy it as well. I love Jeff Kinney and his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. But lets be honest, I think I like Nate better. (Don't worry I'll still anxiously await any new Wimpy Kid books.) Nate is one of those likeable characters. Always up to something, but so charming you can't help but like him. If you work in a school, you know what I'm talking about.
As I mentioned in the beginning, I received an Advanced Readers' Copy of this book.Read more ›
Big Nate Strikes Again is very funny. Read this book if you need a big smile and laugh.
This book is very long and very cool. It has comics, graphs, stats, and games.
And guess what I don't like about this book? NOTHING! I like everything inside the book from the beginning to the end!
Read every SINGLE WORD inside this book! Do not miss any word! (from a seven years old)
In this installment, Nate, who has a little trouble applying himself to his schoolwork at times, is paired with Gina, the class brain, to do a report on Benjamin Franklin. Gina ranks high on Nate's list of things he can't stand (along with "crusty dried-up `erasers' that don't even work" and "squishy bananas"). To make matters worse, Gina has signed up for Nate's intramural team to play a game called "fleeceball," a version of indoor baseball using a broom handle and a puffy ball. Though she's an ace at academics, her athletic ability is lacking and Nate is worried the coveted tournament trophy ( mostly made of aluminum foil) will slip from his grasp. The two spar over their respective tasks throughout the novel, but by the end, they've surprised each other with their talents, though they haven't exactly come to a truce.
The book follows familiar middle-school territory, but the cartoons and humor make for a fast and enjoyable read. Expect readers to be waiting eagerly for the next in the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very good book says me the 10 year old.i think this book is better than book one and extremely funny!!!!!!!!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nate Strikes Again - has he met his match in Gina??? Really cute book, I love the comic style writing - my kids love it too. Anything to make reading fun is a winner for me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Madison T. Edwards
I loved this book because it had a huge twist at the end, because I assumed that Big Nate would get an A or beat Gina for once... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jenny chandler
My grandson loves these books, he just finished 2d grade and his nickname is Nate.Published 6 months ago by Charlene
This book is really good!👍🏻 But there is more to the series that are really good alsoPublished 8 months ago by Trevor Beach