Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate my Homework – Lincoln Peirce


Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate my Homework – Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel, (9781524860653), 2020

Format: Paperback graphic novel

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Humor

What did you like about the book? This is the 25th title in the Big Nate series!  Nate is still an ego-driven 6th grader but he breaks up with his 7th grade girlfriend because she does not want to associate with his 6th grade friends.  He’s not too broken up.  He and Teddy decide to make a movie with Chad as superhero and the principal as the police chief.  There are some very funny bits in this one, perhaps one of the funniest to date. Since the stories are a compilation of the big Nate comic strips, with clear and precise illustrations, each is complete in four panels.

Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book? To big Nate fans obviously, but those who like Dog Man (Dav Pilkey) and Calvin and Hobbes (Watterson) might also enjoy this humor.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Graphic novels

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No, unless you really love big Nate.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Manager, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: 8/22/2020

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