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Big Nate Flips Out: Big Nate, Book 5

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.

Book Lincoln Peirce Humor 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Prefer my children not exposed to these behaviors as acceptable

The overwhelming negative attention seeking behaviors of rudeness, lying, stealing, butt jokes, lack of personal safety, the self-loathing and tearing oneself down, have such a huge impact of young impressionable developing minds diminishes any attempt of a positive resolution to conflict.
age 8+

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Educational value
Great messages
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Like the other books in the popular Big Nate series, there's a fair amount of sophomoric humor and mocking students and teachers in BIG NATE FLIPS OUT. Before he's hypnotized, Nate is a regular in detention and a frustration to his teachers. You may not want your kids to emulate Nate, but they certainly will empathize. Beneath the butt jokes lies a sweet message about learning to laugh at yourself, as well as at others. And once you get past his mischievous manner, Nate is a good kid who sticks up for the underdogs when it counts.

The mix of narrative text and comics -- some representing Nate's work -- make for a lively, funny read. Author Lincoln Peirce again works in some secret code, inviting kids to engage on a closer level.

Book Details

  • Author: Lincoln Peirce
  • Illustrator: Lincoln Peirce
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Publication date: February 5, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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