Big Nate
Middle school is a breeding ground for mischief and dreaming big for Big Nate and his pals! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR!Everyone’s favorite sixth grader is back for more misadventures, and Big Nate: Silent But Deadly smells like a winner! Whether he’s showing the ropes to a detention rookie, campaigning for the Student of the Month Award, or writing hilarious movie reviews for The Weekly Bugle, Nate Wright never fails to make his mark at P.S. 38. But middle school’s no bed of roses. In fact, sometimes it just plain stinks. Just ask the Great Nose-ini! Nate’s alter ego with a sense for scents can smell trouble a mile away . . . or at the very next desk. Was that you, Gina?Join Nate and the gang for nonstop laughs in this latest collection of Big Nate comics! 

Big Nate Details

TitleBig Nate
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 20th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781449489915
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Humor, Childrens, Middle Grade

Big Nate Review

  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    January 1, 1970
    I've tried to read one book from the Big Nate series before, but I don't know why I didn't like and finished it. I thought that would be the first and last time that I would have the chance to read any book from this famous graphic novel series. However, when I saw that there's an available ARC of the latest book, I grabbed the chance to check if it would change my view. And compared to the previous book in the series that I've read, which I can't remember the title, this latest installment is m I've tried to read one book from the Big Nate series before, but I don't know why I didn't like and finished it. I thought that would be the first and last time that I would have the chance to read any book from this famous graphic novel series. However, when I saw that there's an available ARC of the latest book, I grabbed the chance to check if it would change my view. And compared to the previous book in the series that I've read, which I can't remember the title, this latest installment is much better and funnier. Although it is meant for middle-grade readers, young adults and even older readers will love the comic panels and banters among the characters. Reading this change my opinion about this comic series and I would definitely check the previously released books of Big Nate.
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  • Mehsi
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.My second Big Nate comic, I don’t know why I didn’t request the others when they were on Netgalley, since this comic is just too much fun!The biggest focus in this one is Gina (and her silent, but oh so deadly farts). She pops in a lot of the comics + is also found on the cover (and the title is a reference to her farts). I have to say that I didn’t like Gina. Yes, when she was infatuated with that guy in her class, she showed s I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.My second Big Nate comic, I don’t know why I didn’t request the others when they were on Netgalley, since this comic is just too much fun!The biggest focus in this one is Gina (and her silent, but oh so deadly farts). She pops in a lot of the comics + is also found on the cover (and the title is a reference to her farts). I have to say that I didn’t like Gina. Yes, when she was infatuated with that guy in her class, she showed something else than terrible attitude, but for most? I don’t want her around that much. Know-it-alls get on my nerves. Thinking they are way more superior than others. Bleh! I did love the Fact Town Smackdown and what happened there (though I sure didn’t see that Wacky Plot Twist coming).I had a laugh at Nate and his amazing nose. Boy, that is one skill he could use later in life. Given his school-record, I think he will need something amazing, like his nose, to save him. :P It was quite fun how people doubted him and then he could just pick out everything + more.I liked that Nate tried to go for that trophy. Of course, those who read these comics know that Nate is never going to get a trophy, well, maybe if there was a terrible student trophy (sorry, Nate) or guy with the most detentions.Other topics include finding a new comic (and is it betrayal if you like that MC more than your favourite comic?), basketball, monopoly (no, Nate, that is not how it works), Christmas presents, School Picture Day, and many many more.The only thing I didn’t quite like was that at times it got a bit confusing as we were in the midst of a topic (for instant the Fact Town Smackdown) only to have another comic pop up in between things. It would have been better had the topics stuck together.The art was so-so. At times Nate didn’t look like a kid, but more like an old man, mostly when he turned around his head or tried to look sideways.But I definitely liked this book, and I hope to read more Big Nate books in the future.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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  • ♛ Garima ♛
    January 1, 1970
    Gina's crush! well, didn't know about that....With Halloween, sports and trash talking, going for student of the month title (ahem) and lots of fun stuff!
  • Rosa
    January 1, 1970
    This review is also posted in my blog :Thank you to Net Galley for a free copy of this book in trade for an honest review.Ooh…wow…this is a funny, cute, witty read. It’s my first book of Big Nate and I totally L.O.V.E it. Honestly, I’m having another bad day because my client haven’t paid my fee. So, I landed with a Big Nate book this afternoon, courtesy of Net Galley and feel a bit better. There are some part that I really need to laugh because it’s so funny and logical.Nate is obviously a smar This review is also posted in my blog :Thank you to Net Galley for a free copy of this book in trade for an honest review.Ooh…wow…this is a funny, cute, witty read. It’s my first book of Big Nate and I totally L.O.V.E it. Honestly, I’m having another bad day because my client haven’t paid my fee. So, I landed with a Big Nate book this afternoon, courtesy of Net Galley and feel a bit better. There are some part that I really need to laugh because it’s so funny and logical.Nate is obviously a smart and creative kid. He has the right answers for everything. In my country, they would call this type of kid naughty and unruly. It really gives the parents headache. Living in a place where you are expected to be perfect, it might be strange to read something like this.The funny thing is, his best friends can’t actually stand him but they know sometimes he made sense. What I like is his interactions with the adults. The answers he gave them are smart, funny and somehow rings too much of truth we adults don’t want to hear. For example: what’s Mrs. Godfrey New Year’s wish? Losing weight! And he got send to the headmaster for being honest. The story obviously made you want to get back into childhood again (minus the school drill of course). I have to admit, I’m quite impressed that a sixth grader could answer things logically like Nate. Some of the characters are also quite familiar. There are the popular kid who everybody loves, the cool guy, the bully, the nerd who knows everything and the regular kid. Love the illustration style. It’s simple with solid lines and bright colors. It’s suitable for kids. The expressions of the characters are also comical and very expressive. Recommend for those who loves to laugh, need an uplifting from a bad day, like comic books with solid color illustration and funny characters.
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  • Wendi Lee
    January 1, 1970
    This was my introduction to the Big Nate series. My eight year old and I are big fans of graphic novels, and have read a lot of Stick Dog and Captain Underpants. Big Nate, in comparison, feels old-fashioned, reminiscent of the old Peanuts comics with a dash of Calvin & Hobbes. Like the older comics, Big Nate's adventures are largely non-serial, confined to a one or two page spread. In Silent But Deadly, we follow Nate through Christmas festivities, school mishaps, banter with his friend/neme This was my introduction to the Big Nate series. My eight year old and I are big fans of graphic novels, and have read a lot of Stick Dog and Captain Underpants. Big Nate, in comparison, feels old-fashioned, reminiscent of the old Peanuts comics with a dash of Calvin & Hobbes. Like the older comics, Big Nate's adventures are largely non-serial, confined to a one or two page spread. In Silent But Deadly, we follow Nate through Christmas festivities, school mishaps, banter with his friend/nemesis, Gina, and a short-lived campaign to become student of the month. I especially liked the vignettes of Nate in the comic book store - that's a scenario I can certainly relate to! His acute sense of smell was also funny. There was a bit of dated pop culture (musical references, mostly), and some old-fashioned cliched sayings that made me wonder if kids would get them, or not. Other than that, I enjoyed this gentle, humorous collection.Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley for an ARC.
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  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    Nate is navigating middle school as best he can. He helps the rookies in detention but can't really find his way as an investigative reporter. His noisy stomach disrupts the class, but his work as the Great Nose-ini, sniffing out potential food allergens, helps save lives. He is a loyal if annoying friend, even if he isn't really Student of the Month material. But most of all, Nate keeps things interesting. Big Nate: Silent But Deadly is a collection of the Big Nate comics that takes you from Ha Nate is navigating middle school as best he can. He helps the rookies in detention but can't really find his way as an investigative reporter. His noisy stomach disrupts the class, but his work as the Great Nose-ini, sniffing out potential food allergens, helps save lives. He is a loyal if annoying friend, even if he isn't really Student of the Month material. But most of all, Nate keeps things interesting. Big Nate: Silent But Deadly is a collection of the Big Nate comics that takes you from Halloween through Groundhog Day, showing all the crazy adventures of Nate and his classmates and friends. It's a fun and entertaining collection for middle graders on up, celebrating the best of childhood as well as the challenges of sixth grade. Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce uses his clever cartoons to entertain us while reminding us what it's like to be a kid. I loved Big Nate: Silent But Deadly, and I recommend it to anyone who needs a smile, no matter what your age. Galleys for Big Nate: Silent But Deadly were provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley, with many thanks. 
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  • Katya Vinogradova
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital copy of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley.I don't have much to say about this book. I didn't care for it. Some bits were funny, but only just. Given that there's stiff competition out there, Lincoln Peirce needs to try harder. I would much rather read an installment of Wimpy Kid or Timmy Failure than another Nate book. Of course there will be plenty of kids from the target audience reading these books, and nothing I can say or rate is gonna change that. I received a digital copy of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley.I don't have much to say about this book. I didn't care for it. Some bits were funny, but only just. Given that there's stiff competition out there, Lincoln Peirce needs to try harder. I would much rather read an installment of Wimpy Kid or Timmy Failure than another Nate book. Of course there will be plenty of kids from the target audience reading these books, and nothing I can say or rate is gonna change that. Hell, I could only read this one from NetGalley because there's hardly ever a Big Nate book left on the shelf.But since it's my review I'm gonna give it 3 MEH STARS.
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  • Fatima Alsuwaidi
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first Big Nate book, I appreciate the opportunity provided to me by NetGalley to get a free electronic copy of this book.This was fun, and I think I would have LOVED IT as a kid, it is defiantly for a younger audience but it was an enjoyable and a light quick read.I think I would check out more Big Nate books in the future.
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  • Ivan
    January 1, 1970
    Celebrate your inner child with this new Big Nate & gang collection. This guilty pleasure is chock full of laughs and middle school hijinx courtesy of Nate & company. Nate's antics will have you in stitches. Whether it be his growling stomach or his amazing nose skills able to detect among other things classmate Gina's "silent but deadly" flatulence. Everyone's favourite 6th grader and his friends not only crack us up in this book; they also teach us some important life lessons including Celebrate your inner child with this new Big Nate & gang collection. This guilty pleasure is chock full of laughs and middle school hijinx courtesy of Nate & company. Nate's antics will have you in stitches. Whether it be his growling stomach or his amazing nose skills able to detect among other things classmate Gina's "silent but deadly" flatulence. Everyone's favourite 6th grader and his friends not only crack us up in this book; they also teach us some important life lessons including: • REO Speedwagon tunes can fix any broken relationship• Gift cards are a rip-off • Weather forecasters cannot be trusted • When playing Monopoly you should not cheat, but rather exploit loopholes• Jedi Master Yoda, teaches us “always pass on what you have learned” This collection is a barrel of chuckles regardless of your age, and is highly recommended to all fans of the Big Nate comic series.Thank you very much to the publisher for providing a copy of the ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alexandria
    January 1, 1970
    Silent But Deadly is a really enjoyable installment in the Big Nate series. One thing in particular that I love about this series (and other middle-grade books like it) is that it allows the opportunity for me to share a love of reading with my niece and nephew and that, more than anything, is what's so special about middle grade books; they open up doors for kids to share what is funny, special and meaningful for them. While Silent But Deadly brings lots of laughs, it's also a treasured way for Silent But Deadly is a really enjoyable installment in the Big Nate series. One thing in particular that I love about this series (and other middle-grade books like it) is that it allows the opportunity for me to share a love of reading with my niece and nephew and that, more than anything, is what's so special about middle grade books; they open up doors for kids to share what is funny, special and meaningful for them. While Silent But Deadly brings lots of laughs, it's also a treasured way for families to share laughter, thoughts and, best of all, a good book.
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  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    Another installment in the Big Nate comics series, this book has all the trademarks of previous books: humour, good drawing, fun characters, and interesting new plots. The Great Nose-ini was especially hilarious, punchline everywhere, as was the trivia smackdown between Francis and Gina, which added a little suspense to the story. It was another Big Nate classic. A copy of this book was given to the reviewer through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kelly K
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and Lincoln Peirce for allowing me to read and review Big Nate: Silent But Deadly. My boys are SO EXCITED for the release of this book! The countdown is on, and I know that they will enjoy it as much as the other Big Nate books that they have read. Another good one!
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  • Ellen Klock
    January 1, 1970
    You know those little "f" bombs that sneak up on you when you least expect it, then "poof" they make themselves known, catching you unaware. That's what Lincoln Peirce does in his latest comic edition, Big Nate: Silent but Deadly, where the jokes catch you off guard, not quietly this time, but with a force which causes an explosive, deafening laugh that the reader can't quite hold in. It's 6th grade (again) for Nate and his friends (there's even an inside joke about an endless loop of repeating You know those little "f" bombs that sneak up on you when you least expect it, then "poof" they make themselves known, catching you unaware. That's what Lincoln Peirce does in his latest comic edition, Big Nate: Silent but Deadly, where the jokes catch you off guard, not quietly this time, but with a force which causes an explosive, deafening laugh that the reader can't quite hold in. It's 6th grade (again) for Nate and his friends (there's even an inside joke about an endless loop of repeating sixth grade, over and over!) and they are at it again with Nate combating his nemesis, teacher Mrs Godfrey, and trying to find ways to outsmart teacher's pet & know-it-all Gina, such as a Fact Town Smackdown between her and Francis. Of course Nate and his friends are rooting for Francis - "You're a geek, but your OUR geek!" With a look at Detention (Note on pass given to Nate: The Usual), Class Picture Day (Where Mr Galvin is asked to show us his teeth, and his dentures accidentally fall out - Response: "These scientists are so literal."), and Romance (Gina has a crush on Chad whose C.Q. - Cuteness Quotient - is off the charts). Holidays are a hoot, from Halloween to Christmas (After taking Nate to buy a present for his sister, his dad quips - "And this is why gift cards were invented."), to a Monopoly Marathon on New Year's Eve playing by Nate's Rules. School is in the fun zone and there's lots of chuckles when Nate attempts to be Student of the Month, interviews a teacher for the school paper, and finds himself outmatched at a school basketball game. Chad is able to outsmart a bully by opening Nate's locker, knocking the jerk over with all the junk unexpectedly spewing out. Nate's retort: "I might have to start charging a user's fee."Nate's talents as the Great Nose-Ini are explored as well as his ability to irk all the adults leaving them shaking their heads and lamenting, "I hate my life", with even the Principal wondering "If could trade jobs with another" once he's done dealing with Nate. The one two punch of each cartoon is enhanced by the descriptive illustrations with facial expressions, or lack thereof, lifting the comedy up to the next level. To sum it up is the line - "He's confusing me." To which I respond "Welcome to my world." But in a good way. Four stars and a thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.This review can also be found on my blog, Gotta Read.ellenk59.wordpress.com
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  • Maureen Lubitz
    January 1, 1970
    Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullBig Nate: Silent but Deadly was written by Lincoln Peirce. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book because my oldest daughter is a big fan of the Big Nate comic strip and I knew that she would be interested in reading it too. Nate is an average American boy who goes to elementary school. He has somewhat of a contentious relationship with teachers and administrators, and he has friends and adversaries within the school community. He’ Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullBig Nate: Silent but Deadly was written by Lincoln Peirce. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book because my oldest daughter is a big fan of the Big Nate comic strip and I knew that she would be interested in reading it too. Nate is an average American boy who goes to elementary school. He has somewhat of a contentious relationship with teachers and administrators, and he has friends and adversaries within the school community. He’s a bright boy, but he doesn’t like to do schoolwork, which is something most children can empathize with. He plays sports, and interacts with his family. My daughter thinks that Big Nate is very funny, and this is one of her favorite comic strips. One thing that she pointed out to me was that one of the characters moved away in another book, but she has not moved away in this book. So, even though this book was published more recently, the range of strips appears to be earlier than some of the other books. This didn’t affect her enjoyment, but it’s something she noticed right away. I would recommend Big Nate: Silent but Deadly to middle grade readers. Big Nate is a cute comic strip, and I think it’s one that elementary school students would enjoy. This is just a collection, so readers don’t have to read any of the other Big Nate books before this one. My daughter is already looking forward to more Big Nate collections, so she will be re-reading her other books while waiting for the next book.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book.
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  • I DRM Free
    January 1, 1970
    big NATE is a series of comics and readers for middle schoolers.  I've bought several of the readers to read with some middle schoolers that I worked with but never got around to reading them.  This was my first foray into the world of big NATE.I have to say, I really enjoyed this comic series.  It stars Nate and his group of friends like Francis, Teddy, Chad, Peter and his rival Gina.  This comic really reminds me a lot of a mix between Calvin & Hobbes and Jimmy Neutron and I really like it big NATE is a series of comics and readers for middle schoolers.  I've bought several of the readers to read with some middle schoolers that I worked with but never got around to reading them.  This was my first foray into the world of big NATE.I have to say, I really enjoyed this comic series.  It stars Nate and his group of friends like Francis, Teddy, Chad, Peter and his rival Gina.  This comic really reminds me a lot of a mix between Calvin & Hobbes and Jimmy Neutron and I really like it.The art work isn't anything spectacular but it does it's job in a nice clean way that I like.  Not too busy with shading or an overabundance of colors, fairly simple in its design and coloring that reminds me of a Sunday Comic Strip.Overall, I found it to be funny, charming and very likable.  I think I'm going to enjoy reading the rest of the series.Now, one thing I did notice is that several times in the book it indicates the book was printed in China.  Really?  Are we so desperate for a few pennies saved to print the books in China and ship them over here? That is really disappointing to me that a simple product like a book is now being imported from China now.And the book as with all big NATE books does have DRM.  So of course I have to subtract 1 point for it having DRM.
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  • Mindy
    January 1, 1970
    I've read a couple now in this series and they are my guilty pleasure when I just need a funny, silly book for kids (with a little junior high humor thrown in). The author does a good job of sneaking in a few teaching moments for kids and teens. Overall, they are just fun books for pre-teen to teen a week as young at great readers, like myself. Pick this one up to relax and enjoy the fun at and hilarious stories. I would like to thank the publisher, author, and Netgalley for providing me with a I've read a couple now in this series and they are my guilty pleasure when I just need a funny, silly book for kids (with a little junior high humor thrown in). The author does a good job of sneaking in a few teaching moments for kids and teens. Overall, they are just fun books for pre-teen to teen a week as young at great readers, like myself. Pick this one up to relax and enjoy the fun at and hilarious stories. I would like to thank the publisher, author, and Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Paul Franco
    January 1, 1970
    Another collection of the long-running comic strip featuring a hapless kid who really should know better—about everything—by now, but particularly about girls and teachers.“Silent but deadly” was not whom I expected, but for once I was glad it wasn’t Nate.“Are loopholes anything like Froot Loops?” First answer: I wish. Second answer: I’m hungry.Nate finally wins one, literally. “Scoreboard!” He’s also got a super nose, so it’s nice to see him not be the butt monkey EVERY time.
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Another very good collection of old Big Nate strips - from him knowing any possibly determined smell (and more) to hoping to win awards at school. There are a heck of a lot of these volumes now, and a lot of these strips will probably end up in at least two books if they haven't already, but dammit - the level of consistent quality over the years has been remarkable. That would never happen in real life...
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  • Bunny
    January 1, 1970
    Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased reviewI really do love these books. I can see why Big Nate would be a hit with kids, and even adults. He's just such a smart alec kid and you kind of want to slap him, but his friends and classmates are always there to take him down a peg. It's endearing, and always funny.
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  • Julie Overpeck aka Mrs. O's Library
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a review copy of this book. #partnerIn this graphic novel, Nate appoints himself School Picture Guy’s official assistant, campaigns for Student of the Month, and is a cowboy for Halloween. The joke referenced in the title only appears in one frame. The book stays true to the character and will not disappoint Big Nate fans.
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  • F.T. Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first BIG NATE book, and I've been missing out. Or at least my inner kid has...Perfect for reluctant readers, the graphic novel element keeps the pages turning, and the jokes are just right for this age group. Recommended; I'll be checking out the rest of the series for those days when you just need a good laugh.**Review of NetGalley copy**
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  • Riley
    January 1, 1970
    AWESOME!
  • mary alacali
    January 1, 1970
    Tooooooooooo shortIt is very short for almost 7 dollars what a rip of and i did not know what was going on
  • Jessi
    January 1, 1970
    Another great entry to the Big Nate canon. We get a little bit more story about Gina with a brief crush as well as a trivia competition between her and Francis. We also get a little Christmas time that I don't remember seeing in previous Big Nate books.
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  • Janette Burlette
    January 1, 1970
    Nate is funny and reminds me of my sons at that age. It is one of my favorite comics
  • BaseballGirl08
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved it! I've liked ALL of the Big Nate series so far, and I hope Peirce and make more! :D
  • Maeli Gleason
    January 1, 1970
    i already read this. it was ok. kind of a bad title.
  • a shittu
    January 1, 1970
    Totally amazingThe is great because it has a lot of humourIn I've read loads of the books in the series they are all great😊And I recommend it to all of you readers out there
  • Asriani
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first Big Nate. Some panels are not that funny but I like this detention expert. If I am not mistaken Nate has his novel version. Let's see if it is as witty as its comic
  • Jack Bowen
    January 1, 1970
    Hilariously funny!!!Awesomely funny and you should totally read it.The only problem was that it was so short!But it was a funny.
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