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Big Nate: What Could possibly go wrong? by Lincoln Peirce

May 14, 2012

Big Nate: What Could possibly go wrong? by Lincoln Peirce. Pub. HarperCollins, 2012.

This is for those readers who like the Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney but prefer to read graphic novels or comic book style books.

They have the same sense of humour and boys in particular are going to love them.

Nate is a street wise kid. He knows how to handle adults although doesn’t always do so successfully. He has a sharp wit, takes risks and has a sense of the bizaare. In many ways he is like Charlie Brown except that he oozes confidence.

He lives with his father and elder sister and all the incidents that happen are either in the home, with his school mates, playing basketball or baseball or at school.

Nate is 11 years old and he likes a girl called Jenny but she has no time for him. His attempts at wooing her bring a lot of laughs that adults will appreciate.

The best laughs come in his relationships with his school teachers particularly the fierce but fair Social studies teacher Mrs Godfrey, the art teacher Mr Rosa and the Principal Mr Nichols.

Comic strip style graphics and speech bubbles. Very readible and appealing to primary and intermediate students.

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