I just adore the Big Nate books and when I spotted this picture book on Netgalley I just had to try it out. A Big Nate picture book? Featuring his drawings? Sounds fun!
And this one was a perfect introduction to Big Nate, but also a fun addition to the whole Big Nate series for the fans who have been with Nate for a longer time.
In this one Nate has new crayons! And of course, I know the feeling, you have to try those out. But what will you draw? Follow Nate as he draws us several creatures and tells us why they aren’t good enough (too bumpy, too hairy, too inky), I just loved seeing his expressions on the various creatures that pop up in the book.
The ending was just supersweet. Awww, look at him! I just loved how the drawing flowed back/connected on the paper and the crayon that Nate was holding.
I do have to say that I do get that it is probably his nose’s shadow, but I thought for most of the book that he either a) had a wart b) had a nosebleed or c) a tiny moustache. 😛
I just adore the colours (for instance bright yellow) it really makes the pages POP.
I would recommend this book to new readers of Big Nate or those of us who have been fans for a while.