Big Nate in a Class by Himself (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/4/1
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For fans of the ever popular, ever hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Big Nate is in a class by himself!
But things don't always go your way just because you're awesome. Nate barely survives his dad's toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school—minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started!
Nate keeps his cool. He knows he's destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so. Includes a sneak peek to the second Big Nate novel, Big Nate Strikes Again.
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself was nominated for the 2013 Young Readers Choice Awards of the Pacific Northwest, won the 2012-2013 Great Stone Face Book Award in New Hampshire, and won a 2011 Read Kiddo Read "Pageturner" award!
Supports the Common Core State Standards
“Many laugh-out-loud moments...There is so much to like here...The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Thank goodness sequels are planned!” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Laugh-out-loud!” (School Library Journal)
“Nate’s persistent good cheer and moxie make him a likeable new proxy for young misfits.” (Booklist)
“Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or of Nate himself will savor P.S. 38’s most beleaguered hero.What carries the day are the zany illustrations and unflagging enthusiasm of Nate himself.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.” (The Horn Book (starred review))
Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Fans will be in heaven; thank goodness number three is already on the way.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Praise for BIG NATE ON A ROLL: “[T]he slickest of this series...On a roll indeed!” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
Praise for BIG NATE ON A ROLL: “Nate is often compared to Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and will appeal to the same audience, he bears more resemblance to the tricksters of folklore...the interplay between text and pictures remains fresh, as does the distinction between Peirce’s cartoons and Nate’s own cartoons.” (The Horn Book)
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As a parent, I can say that there are certainly much worse choices for children to make than Nate. This book is no "Maniac McGee" but it IS funny and should hold the interest of most late-elementary aged readers.