Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends? by Lincoln Peirce (Graphic Novel)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Date: 28 February 2017
I give this:
Confession time here, this is the first graphic novel I have read and I really enjoyed it. It is also my first Big Nate book and one thing I discovered from reading this book is that he is a lot of fun, mischievous and gets himself into all sorts of unfortunate situations. Nate reminds me of your typically pre teen and teen (yes I am stereotyping here, and no I probably shouldn’t be), looking a little crazy in the school picture (not from lack of trying to look ‘normal’), driving teachers a little exasperated and denying he is on a date (it was the only seat left…really it was).
The main characters in the book are Nate (or course). the girl of Nate’s dreams Gina (although he will deny it), and his mates Teddy, Francis and Chad. One thing about Nate’s friends is they are not good at lying and say things when Nate doesn’t want them to…which perhaps is a good thing when you are pretending to like the old lady (and not just her jelly beans). Nothing is ever simple with this friendship group, but always entertaining.
The most important part of the book is that it was engaging even to me as an adult, I wanted to keep reading. For the avid reader of graphic novels I am sure many of the Big Nate series has already been part of your reading pile, but I urge you not to miss “What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends?” and someone tell me…is a little Noogie between friends really ok?