Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Today's read... Big Nate Nailed It! by Lincoln Pierce

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I've been posting a bit sporadic this last week (weird for me!) due to family traveling (yay!) and enjoying the time with them, which also means no reading for a few days. Since I also seem to always need a vacation after the vacation (does anyone else have that problem?), I'm going to keep it light and fun. Today's read is perfect for just that!

I've read a couple Big Nate's and always end up snorting, giggling and smiling. Let's see if the latest edition to the series keeps that going, shall we?

Big Nate, #28
by Lincoln Pierce
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Middle Grade Humor / Graphic Novel
176 pages
ages 8 to 12

FEBRUARY 28th!!!

The newest pranks, adventures, and school drama from Big Nate, now an animated series on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon!

Big Nate is a legend at P.S. 38, where he and friends Francis, Teddy, Dee Dee, Chad, and others manage to make sixth grade interesting with all kinds of pranks, drama, sports, and good times. The all-time leader in detentions, Nate is never far from the spotlight, whether it's for a freak injury on the soccer field, Halloween costume fail, or stirring up a new episode in his long-running rivalry with grade-grubbing Gina or his teacher nemesis, Mrs. Godfrey. This new collection of Big Nate comics from Lincoln Peirce includes over 170 full-color comics and abundant laughs for the whole family, especially young readers ages 8 to 12.



Nate's life is packed with clever moments, silly situations, and things which simply deserve a smirk or a smile.

Middle school is anything but boring or predictable with Nate, his family, and especially his friends. The situations range from cute to heart-touching (in a bitter-sweet, silly way) to simply hilarious. Nate is always on top of his least, as far as he's concerned...and masters the weirdness that life throws at him with ridiculous finesse...more or less. The entire gang is fun to meet every single time and I always look forward to seeing what will come next because it's definitely not predictable.

The illustrations carry the expected quality and bring everything nicely across. The text is no problem to read and the speech bubbles are always well done. There is a joke or two, which are adult orientated (why thrown in things like 'erotica'?), but they are quick-overs and only hit in two spots. Still, some parents will want to know this before letting their middle-schooler dive in. Otherwise, it's a fun read and Nate doesn't disappoint.

And here he is...

Lincoln Peirce has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for more than 20 years. Born in Ames, Iowa, Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire. As a kid, he began creating his own strips in the sixth grade. Peirce taught high school in New York City and has created several animated pilots for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.

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