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

Book review by Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Milder than Wimpy Kid and a sure hit with boys.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 9+

Great book for kids of all ages!

“Big Nate” was one of my favorite book series growing up. This one is about Nate trying to surpass all others the day that he gets a fortune cookie from his friend Teddy and finds that to be his fortune. He tries in every way to fulfill the fortune, but can’t seem to do it until the very end of the day. After a day full of detentions, he finds out that no one has gotten more detentions in one day than him, which means that he has surpassed all others after all, which is a positive message: you can accomplish anything when you set your mind to it. This is an amazing book for children, tweens, teens, and adults who grew up reading “Big Nate” comics. When it comes to storybooks instead of comic compilations, this one is one of my favorite stories, and I recommend it to kids of all ages!

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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.

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For kids who love school stories and humor

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