It’s baseball time for the sixth graders and the Cream Puffs want revenge. This time they are going to be champs, they have just one more game to win, but their star player is sick. Going through their entire pitching bench it is up to perennial screwup Nate to close the deal.
All our favorite characters are back at P.S. 38 in Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs as clever, smart aleck Nate Wright muddles through besting the teachers, acing detention, showing up the know-it-all girl at chess, and helping his team win the above championship, all reflecting the humor of Lincoln Peirce. Middle schoolers will relate and so will their parents as they relive the highs and lows of life in sixth grade.
Nate has his picture in the local paper after hitting a triple, becoming the hero who led his team to victory, but they can’t quite get his name “Wright” with each subsequent retraction containing yet another embarrassing misspelling.
Panels include details where Nate writes a romance novel and films a movie. Other themes deal with being lucky, prank day, and summer vacation. When at the end of the school year it is announced that all outstanding detentions have been cancelled, Nate quips “I like to think all of my detentions are outstanding”. Such are the yucks found in the pages of the Big Nate series!
Three stars and a thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.