Monday, July 15, 2013

Club Read #43 - Just a few Summertime Laughs

From the Top by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creation of cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Nate is also the star of six novelized books to be published by HarperCollins, the first of which debuted on the New York Times children's best-seller list. This Big Nate Collection collects Peirce's Big Nate strips, originally published only in newspapers.For those not familiar with Big Nate, think Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Calvin and Hobbes. Nate is a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is destined for greatness (a fortune cookie told him so). He fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality. He's the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Throughout Peirce's Big Nate Collection, Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight As in laughs (and numerous detentions) along the way.

Kung Fu Panda by Matt Anderson

While testing a new prison's security system, Po and the Furious Five accidentally become the prison's first inmates in Po The Inmate, and when a mail cart containing an important package is hijacked by thieves, Po takes action to recover it in Special Delivery.


Penguins of Madagascar #2 by Dave Server

Everyone's favorite ornithological operatives are back! When the Penguins send Private out on an important mission for the key ingredient for an upcoming caper, he disappears! Frantic to find their feathered friend, they launch a search party, only to discover that Private has gone native with the humans! He has his own apartment! And a dog! And is best friends with his mailman, Carl! How long has he been gone for again? High time to convince Private that being a human being isn't all it's cracked up to be!