Reviews for Big Nate Flips Out
Booklist Reviews 2013 July #1
In his latest outing, world-class slob Nate Wright alienates best buddy Francis by publicly revealing his middle name ("Butthurst"), responds to a posthypnotic suggestion by becoming an eerily obsessive neat freak, and loses a borrowed camera. The largely visual narrative is composed of pen-and-ink cartoon panels and comics pages that are linked by short passages of present-tense commentary and stocked with sound effects and coded messages. Peirce tidily resolves all three crises while leaving his Wimpy Kid alternate on top in the wake of a closely fought school Trivia Slam. Yuks galore, with a large, ready-made audience. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
Nate's best friend Francis thinks he's a slob, so Nate undergoes hypnosis to become neater. This humorous character shift combines with a mystery (who stole the school's yearbook camera?), Nate's first encounter with a bully, a trivia slam, and lots of amusing cartoons, making for an entertaining fifth series entry.