Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Big Nate

If your classroom is at all like mine- Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a big time favorite (especially for boys). The series has hooked even my most reluctant readers. The newest one, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Movie Diary, has taken the class by storm (but that's another post).

Unfortunately, aside from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, there are not many diary style/comic books out there for boys. I have spent a great deal of time looking for similar books so my boys will continue there enthusiasm for reading. I was lucky enough to come across Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce. Big Nate is a syndicated comic strip and now it's being turned into a tween series. It's format is alot like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and there's even a review quote from Jeff Kinney on the cover.

Book Summary:
Big Nate is in a class by himself! Nate knows he's meant for REALLY big things. But life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome. Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's great. A fortune cookie told him so.

I just put it in the hands of one of my Diary of a Wimpy Kid fanatic. Here's to hoping it'll hook him....

I'll keep you posted!


Mary Lee said...

Look for Aldo Zelnik in ARTSY-FARTSY. I reviewed it this week. My WIMPY KID readers and my ELLIE McDOODLE readers (and some who've read neither) are lined up 6 deep to read it.

Karen said...

Well, I came here to thank you for the suggestion of Big Nate. I have several students who love that genre. Now, with ML's comment, also, I will be looking at Aldo Zelnik as well.