“the book is about this boy named Nate, and he was scared to take a test on that day because if he fails, it means that he has to go to the summer school. he was already having a bad morning but at school, his friend gave him a fortune cookies and it says "TODAY YOU WILL SURPASS ALL OTHERS" so he...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Ages 9-12 (grades 3rd-7th)
This comic book series is about a confident and awesome boy named Nate. After reading a fortune cookie, he knows that he's going to be an important person but instead of focusing on that during the whole story he gets in trouble with his parents and his teachers. As the story goes on he realizes that to be an important person you have to work hard and give a lot of effort in everything you do.
I enjoyed this book because it sent a really good message to children, you have to work hard at things to become successful and that is a very important lesson. The type of graphic novel is different from others, there are a lot less drawing but it is still a good visual read. Children will be interested in the book all the way through because the will look forward to the illustrations that come every page or so.
Teachers can use this in the classroom to teaching valuable lessons about effort and working hard. They can also relate to children that get in trouble sometimes and explain that they are still good kids even though sometimes they get in trouble. ”
“the book is about this boy named Nate, and he was scared to take a test on that day because if he fails, it means that he has to go to the summer school. he was already having a bad morning but at school, his friend gave him a fortune cookies and it says "TODAY YOU WILL SURPASS ALL OTHERS" so he started to get excited and he thought that this day would be great. but throughout the day, he gets many detention slips by insulting his teacher, and also his principle slipped of the paddle of juice that Nate supposed to clean up so he received a detention slip. Nate wanted to break the world record so at lunch time he ate 148 servings of green peas which he hates it so much and made his stomach really sick. Nate also got detention slip from his PE teacher, Math teacher, science teacher. by the end of the day, Nate had the most detention slips ever received by any students in school. although it was not a great day for him, he did "surpass all others" for getting most detention slips.
1. Awards the book has received: N/A
2. Appropriate Grade Levels: Second Grade
3. Summary: This is a series revolving on a student named Nate who is confident in knowing his “awesomeness.” Although he knows that he is going to be an important person because of a fortune from a fortune cookie, he spends the entirety of the story getting in trouble by his teachers and parents, and struggling through the stress of the classroom as it pertains to test taking and getting good grades. Throughout the story, Nate learns that he must be hardworking and put in a lot of effort in order to be successful and accomplish great things like he desires to do.
4. Review: The comic-like pictures of this book are interesting and break up the words of the pages and I think that this makes the size of the book less intimidating and more interesting for reluctant readers. Being that the story is about a student around the same age as the readers, the book also applies to the concerns and events that directly apply to their everyday lives and gives them something they can relate to. I think that this is another kind of book that can really help children who are hesitant to read long books realize that if you choose books that are interesting, this one in particular because it is humorous to children, reading can actually be fun.
5. Uses in the Classroom:
- Reluctant readers
- Comic art projects
- Intro to start kids writing in journals and writing about what happens in their lives as stories”
“It was okay, not amazing, but not bad. It is about an 11 year old called "Big" nate and his crazy and what some would call average friends. he gets a fortune cookie that says, today you will surpass all others and... (told in kind of a comic book style)”Lillian W wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think you should rued this if you lick comics.I also think you shud rued this book”Steltman \ Kelly wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good funny book. Isuggest it to people who are into comic books.”David B. wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“great book wow”G13 wrote this review Friday, October 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ It was the best book I have readed”Davion wrote this review Tuesday, October 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a cartoon that is funny and has a lot to do with datention”brookeb wrote this review Monday, September 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nate got an fortune from a fortune cookie at Chinese - Mania. The fortune said he would surpass all others. But he received like a bajillion detentions in one day. It cracked me up so bad! Then, his best friends Francis and Teddy kept messing with him! It made him so mad and he bonked their heads together. It was such a good book.