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Monday, March 21, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays: Big Nate in a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate in a Class by Himself
by Lincoln Peirce
Harper Collins Children's
ISBN: 978-0-06-194434-5
Suggested Ages: 8-12
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Description:Nate knows he's meant for big things. REALLY big things.

But life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome.

Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool no matter what.

He knows he's great. A fortune cookie told him so.

For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher's pet.

Jake's Review: Mom, this book is awesome, it reminds me a lot of those Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  Can I start reading the next book tonight (mom's note: nice try its 9:45 -- get thee to bed NOW).  This book is hilarious, I have to lend it to Brian, he doesn't really like books, but I think he will like this one.  It's got the perfect amount of story and sic (this is a good thing old people -- it's our version of Cool) pictures. They totally have to make this into a movie. I like Nate, he is sort of sarcastic like Daddy but in a nicer way and he gets in trouble as much as I do (Mom's note: ahh Jake, that is not a good thing btw). 

Jake's Rating: 9.5/10

Mom's Review: Wait a sec -- this book is written about Jake (Jake's note: nice Mom).  I can see why Jake enjoyed this one. Filled with witty writing, sarcastic kids and clueless adults, what's not to like for a 9 yr old boy --- o.k., Mom totally thought it was funny too. But I think we all know by now, that I am not your typical Mom.  This will be one the middle school kids will really get into, sort of on the same lines as Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  A good mix of writing and illustrations to keep the kids interested, and fabulous for reluctant readers.  I recommend that all middle school and public libraries get a couple of copies of this one, I think it will be a huge hit. I look forward to reading more about Big Nate, his buddies and his hippie Dad. BTW, when I was asking Jake about the book before we wrote up his review. I was asking him what his parents were like -- and he goes well Nate only has a Dad,  you know not every family has a Mom and Dad -- families are made up of all kinds of groups. Some kids are raised by their grandparents or by two mom's or two dad's -- think about that before you ask that type of question (yup Mom being lectured to by 9 yr old boy)

Mom's Rating: 9/10

We received this from Harper Collins Children's (From OLA conference)

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