In a world of Nancy Drew and Roxie Hunter, a boy named Nate has won the heart of my 8-year-old…at least for the past week.
HarperCollins sent us an advanced pre-release copy of the latest Big Nate book, Big Nate Strikes Again, by Lincoln Peirce which will be published October 19. My 3rd grade girl loves it. She just recently read Diary of a Wimpy Kid AND saw the movie on DVD and says she actually likes Big Nate best. I’m a big fan of any book that holds her attention and she’s been reading this at bedtime. She’s typically fairly girly, so it’s fun to see her read a book that’s a bit different for her. In her words, Big Nate is hilarious and “amazingly awesome!”
The most recent Big Nate book, Big Nate: In a Class By Himself, was featured on Good Morning America’s Summer Reading: The Best Books For Your Kids list.
Here’s the brief synopsis of Big Nate Strikes Again from HarperCollins’ website:
Big Nate will surpass all others!
But it wont be easy. He’s stuck with Gina, his all time enemy, who just might ruin everything!
Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention . . . again?
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 newspapers across the United States. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine. You can also visit the Big Nate books website. Big Nate books are intended for readers age 9 to 12, but it was also perfect for my 8-year-old.
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