Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka

There’s never a dull moment with Nate Wright in the picture. Whether getting caught playing table football in the library or raiding the teachers’ lounge, Nate’s antics are always hilarious and detention worthy!

Sixth grade can be a tension convention for Nate Wright.  His baseball team’s just been given the lamest name in Little League history; he’s on the verge of becoming know-it-all Gina’s personal servant for a day; and Spitsy, the closest thing he has to a dog of his own, is in love with a CAT.  Yup, Nate’s up to his ears in stress.  Luckily, the perfect remedy is close at hand:  an empty plastic soda bottle.  All Nate has to do is drum it gently against his head — thunka, thunka, thunka — and the pressures of dealing with Coach John, Mrs. Godfrey, and the terrifying Kim Cressly begin to fade away.  Who knew an empty bottle could be so therapeutic?  There’s only one stress-buster that’s better:  reading Big Nate comics!  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this latest collection, Thunka, Thunka, Thunka.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

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3 Comments

  1. Big Nate This book is the best Big Nate book, and possibly the last. The last novel “Big Nate Blasts Off” also looks like it is the last one, based on the back of the book. As another 6th grader who can relate completly to this book, I accept this, and all the other books. I hope you find this review helpfulP. S. Have you noticed that Nate has been in 6th grade for more than 15 years?

  2. More thunka needed, but otherwise fine A comic strip collection about a kid with all kinds of early-teenager problems, who relieves his stress by thunking an empty soda bottle—thankfully plastic—in the same way you would use bubble wrap. Despite that, there’s nothing original in the premise, so it’s up to the execution. 

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