Reviews for Tales from a Not-so-smart Miss Know-it-all
The Dork Diaries series continues with this installment, in which diarist Nikki takes action when her arch nemesis, the bratty Mackenzie Hollister, gets in her face several times too many. Encouraged by her BFFs, Nikki joins the school newspaper staff and carries out--with great flourish--the assignment to be its secret advice columnist. Russell continues to get a nuanced story across in the words of Nikki's diary, while the illustrations lend even more substance to Nikki's character. An easy place to enter--or continue--a sweet series featuring credible, although not traumatic, middle-school angst. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
Nikki prepares to ice skate in a charity show while nemesis MacKenzie does her best to sabotage her ([cf2]Ice Princess[cf1]). In [cf2]Know-It-All[cf1], Nikki joins the school paper to spend time with her crush and ends up writing a successful advice column. Handwriting-like font, cartoon-style illustrations, and childish girly drama make these books appealing to readers much younger than the fourteen-year-old protagonist. [Review covers these Dork Diaries titles: [cf2]Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess[cf1] and [cf2]Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All[cf1].]