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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Milder than Wimpy Kid and a sure hit with boys.

Book Lincoln Peirce Humor 2010
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 11+

Parents are dramatic.

This is going to the parents who say this book is horrible, it's just about a kid struggling through middle school and trying to overcome his problem. And if any of you say "it's a copy of the diary of a wimpy kid" let me get this straight this always happens, for example, on Youtube many content creators reuse peoples content sometimes they don't even know that they are, don't complain about a book if it could make a kid feel happy.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (44 ):

The cartoon style will entertain any reader who enjoys comic books, and the slapstick humor will appeal to many boys. The core of the story is the friendship between Nate and his best friends Teddy and Francis, and the way they help each other survive the perils of middle school. Nate is a very high-energy kid with overflowing self-esteem and his ability to maintain his sense of humor may encourage kids who find the trials of adolescence something they'd like to keep laughing about for a while longer. Unrequited crushes, grouchy teachers, and feeling misunderstood is tough even for kids who still want books with a few booger jokes.

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