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Parent reviews for Big Nate: From the Top

Common Sense says

Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.
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age 11+
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age 8+
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Adult Written byMamaof4 May 18, 2015

More Sexual Reference Than A Kid Book Should Have

My two older kids read the first three books in the Big Nate series and really enjoyed them. I got books 4 and 5 a couple of months ago, so my 12 year old son read them right away. When my 8 year old son decided to begin reading them, my 12 year old informed me that it might not be appropriate for my 8 year old "because Nate says he and his friend should look at nude pictures". Hoping he was kidding, I had him show me where this was....pg 218. While this, and the use of the word "sexy"(pg145), and "hot"(pg161), may be considered "curiosity" in the Sex category on this website, it is disappointing to me that Lincoln Peirce feels the need to include this in books that obviously are read by young children. I'm a parent working against culture to teach my kids that things like "trolling for nudity" and telling girls that "a frisking is in order" is not appropriate. Just another example of children's entertainment stepping unnecessarily across the line.