If you need a break from those 300 + page middle grade novels, look no further than the 28th edition of Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate series-NAILED IT! Over 170 full-color comics are included.

Sixth grade is never boring when Nate is around. He’s the all-time leader in detentions at P.S. 38. When Nate finds a good luck charm it begins to payoff with better grades and a date with the cheer team captain. He even has some success on the baseball field.

His good fortune doesn’t last long especially when nemesis Gina is around.

Nate also has a side business as a couple’s counselor. I wouldn’t recommend his services for anyone having boy-girl troubles. It does though provide quite a few laughs.

There are brief appearances by Nate’s father and lazy Uncle Ted, but the focus is always on Nate. His misguided ways of dealing with daily tasks will provide hours of laughter from his reading audience.

The book would be a nice gift for the comic loving kid in your life.


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3 Responses to BIG NATE-NAILED IT!

  1. Love humor! And, yes the 300+ pages are getting to me. This sounds like a fun read!

  2. carolbaldwin says:

    I say Amen to Patricia’s comment!

  3. Andrea Mack says:

    A lot of kids will appreciate the shorter length!

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