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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mom and Me Monday's: Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate Strikes Again
by Lincoln Peirce
HarperCollins Childrens
ISBN: 978-0-06-194436-9
Suggested Ages: 8-12
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Description:  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

Jake's Review:  This book wasn't as good as the first book, but I still really liked it.  These books are so funny and they really remind me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  I know Nate doesn't like him, but I think Arthur is pretty cool and he is a really talented illustrator.  Ellen is still an annoying know it all and I wish she wasn't in it at all, I can see why Nate is bugged by her.  There was too much Gina in this, I don't like her at all.  I thought it was really funny when Nate dropped food on Jenny, it totally made me laugh.  I think my friends will feel the same way as me, that it was a good book, but the 1st one was much funnier.  I love the things that Nate says to himself, he reminds me of me sometimes, except for he has a better imagination.  So Mom when are you buying me the next book -- you're going to Chapters on Saturday right (Mom's note: Darn, I was only going to buy Mommy books)

Jake's Rating: 9/10

Mom's Review: Honestly didn't even need to bother reading this since Jake told me the whole story when he was writing up his review. Must remind him about spoilers.  But I read it anyway and I agree pretty much with Jake's opinion on this one.  It isn't as good as the first book, but still definitely worth the price.  Nate is a fun character and I really like the friendship between him and his two buddies. It is very realistic the way they diss each other.  Trust me, I have watched Jake with his buddies Brian and Matthew and they love the dissing.  Like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, this is an awesome series for reluctant readers.  There is a good mix between illustrations and writing to keep even the most reluctant reader interested.  I really recommend these be part of all school and public libraries. Hopefully they will get the same attention as the Wimpy Kid books.   BTW, there is a Librarian in this and really could you not have made her a little less stereotypical -- I know picky, picky.
Mom's Rating: 9/10

We received this from the HarperCollins booth at the OLA and wasn't required to review it, we just really liked them

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