Sunday, February 12, 2017

Big Nate: Flips Out by Lincoln Pierce

Cover image for Big Nate flips outOk, here is my comic book of the week.  Along with Amulet and Smile, Big Nate in one of the most popular comic book series in the library.  In this one Nate gets on the year book staff and decides to use the school camera to take some candid shots.  He asks his best friend, Francis, who is a teacher's pet, to borrow it for him. Unfortunately Nate loses the camera and that gets Francis in trouble.  Nate decides he lost the camera because he is so messy and decides to get hypnotized to make himself super tidy. At first it is great; Nate's grades go up and all the teachers love the improvement.  But then Nate notices some unexpected and unpleasant side affects of not being a slob.

This book has a pretty similar flavor to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  It also has a very similar format, both text and comic panels.  I am not quite sure why Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in the fiction section in our library and the Big Nate books are in comics. Anyway, it was funny, silly, and a really fast read.  I can see why it is popular, especially with the boys. (216 p.)

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