Publisher's Note:  

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.


For fans of the ever popular, ever hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate.

Big Nate: In A Class By Himself

by Lincoln Peirce

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Overall Review:  

Big Nate:  In a Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce is the wildly popular and New York Times Best Selling first book in a series.  These books follow in the footsteps of the comic novella style popularized by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  In this case though, Big Nate was already a syndicated comic strip before he was utilized in the book.  The book inserts comic strip drawings amid narrative and some other illustrations.  The book's characters are middle-schoolers, but the target audience is elementary students.  Nate is an underachiever with all the cliche middle-schooler traits and attitudes.  The story follows a single school day and has a meager and transparent plot.  The artwork is catchy and as shown by the sales figures, it proves irresistible to kids.

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Profanity/Language:  None


Violence/Gore:  Verbal threat to punch; the following events portrayed in comical fashion--character slips and falls, characters whack each other with books, a character gets a pie smashed in his face.


Sex/Nudity:  Comic-style picture of characters kissing

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Reviewed By Cindy
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