Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Little Big Nate Draws a Blank - a bookwrap

From Wikipedia:  

Big Nate is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce.  Originally launched on Jan. 6, 1991, the comic has since inspired book collections and theatrical performances.  


Little Big Nate: Draws A Blank (Volume 1) 

Authored and Illustrated by Lincoln Peirce

* Ages:  PS-K
* Board Book:  12 pages
* Publisher:  Andrews McMeel Publishing
* Pub. Date:  September 3, 2019
* Language:  English

Unwrapping some fun illustrations for you to enjoy

Unwrapping the Story

The author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series introduces a younger version of this adventurous, mischievous, wildly popular character!

This delightful board book will have kids grabbing their crayons and paper and creating their own fun illustrations.  

Little Big Nate receives a new pack of crayons. As he opens them up his imagination kicks into gear and begins running wild.  He decides to draw a dog.... noooo... too hairy.  Ok then, a shark...noooo... too scary.  A toad?  naaaa... too bumpy.  A cricket? no way... too jumpy!  No matter what animal he draws he changes his mind and withdraws it.  Oh my.  Will Nate ever be happy with the animal choices that he creates?  Not looking good, and his artistic attempts are exhausting. 

The illustrations are bright and bold and the animals that Nate creates seem animated.  The simple rhyming text will keep kids engaged and giggling.  It is a short book that I am sure kids will love.  

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist/writer in Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in 250 newspapers in the US and online daily at www.comics.com, and is featured on the website Poptropica, www.poptropica.com. His is the author of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate: Strikes Again, the first two books in the Big Nate series, and BIG NATE FROM THE TOP, a collection of the most hilarious BIG NATE comic strips (Andrews McMeel, Fall 2010 pub). Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa, earned a B.A. from Colby College, a Master's Degree in drawing/painting from Brooklyn College, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has also taught art Xavier High School in New York. A fan and collector of classic country music, Lincoln also hosts a radio show called South by Southwest, dedicated to honky tonk and western swing, from 8:30 to 10:30 every Monday morning on WMPG (a community radio station in Portland, Maine). A huge thrill of his was interviewing Willie Nelson on board his tour bus a few years ago. You can visit him online at www.bignatebooks.com, where Lincoln blogs twice a week.

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