Monday, May 03, 2010

BIG NATE...What a FUN book!

Many people know that I grew up hating to read. It’s the reason I began writing action-adventures & mysteries especially for boys.

I can tell you that if a book like Big Nate had been available when I was a kid, my reading habits may have taken an entirely different turn.

Big Nate, written by Lincoln Peirce, and published by Harper Collins, is endorsed by many, including Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The entire book covers only one day in the life of Big Nate. Nate is always in trouble at school, but he keeps a good attitude because he believes he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.

Big Nate is part graphic novel, part comic strip, and all funny. Tweens will especially enjoy the humor.

The second book, Big Nate Strikes Again, is due out in November.

Read more about Big Nate online at and

Max Elliot Anderson

A copy of the book was provided for review. No other products, services, or payment were exchanged for this blog post.


Sandra Stiles said...

It is funny what you said about how you might have liked reading if books like Big Nate had been around. My husband is dyslexic and struggles to read yet I take him to the bookstore with me to help pick out books for my reluctant boys. He picked out Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then one evening he was reading over my shoulder when we came across the Big Nate book and advised me to get it stating it would have grabbed him and forced him to read because it was interesting. Keep on doing what you are doing. For those of us who did not struggle with reading, we sometimes overlook books like this. Thanks for your insight.

badloi said...

great blog you have..

Ken Lyons said...

HI!! I too did full coverage on "Big Nate." The funny thing about this series is that its been around sense the a matter of fact, when Jeff Kinney, the author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," ( another great book I love ) was in college, he was asking Mr. Peirce, the author of "Big Nate" for advice. They have been in contact for YEARS and I found that quite fascinating. Now, the teacher is benefiting from the one who was awesome American tale I must say. Also, awesome blog and great review!