Game On!Book - 2013
To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky 'tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends' mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color Big Nate: Game On . Includes poster.
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Here Big nate plays baseball soccer and basketball.Big nate had fun with his friends playing the sports but they kept losing.He also sometimes got into fights with his friends and a lot of funny things happened ,like nate and teddy does not know what to call their team so teddy recommends yankees but nate wants the team to be called the red socs so they teddy screams yankees and nate screams red docs and nate even says jeter stinks.But the coach is a tigers fan.
Big Nate is at it again. His school days shenanigans always make for a good read for any boy who typically wouldn't pick up a book. Kids who love sports will be tickled as they follow Nate through trials and tribulations as he discovers basketball, baseball and soccer.
When Nate joins the basketball team he soon discovers that his skills and thought process in playing the game are quite different from everyone else's. When Nate approaches his opponent in an attempt to get the ball he soon learns that wedgies do count as a foul. When Nate decides to distract or psych out his opponent he literally attempts to use a form of psychology.
“Trying to be like Mike, huh? That's sad, man. Myself, I don't live vicariously through other people! I don't pattern myself after anyone!”
Unfortunately for Nate, it didn't work.
Next, Nate tackles baseball, and as he explains the teams name, “The Vultures” it doesn't come out sounding so wonderful. His opponent put things in a different perspective. Nate's bright idea goes from, feast on our adversaries to garbage and road kill. But that doesn't stop Nate from his trash talking loosing streak on the field.
Comics are always a colorful quick read, great for any road trip, doctors office waiting room, or quick read before bedtime. Young readers will get the humor and chuckle as they follow each cartoon square through the hilariously clueless life of Nate.