Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (referred to as Big Nate: The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World in the United Kingdom & Ireland) is the first novel in the Big Nate series. The book was first published on 23 March, 2010, by HarperCollins Publishers. It was written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce.
"Nate knows he's meant for big things. REALLY big things."
"But life doesn't always go your way just because you're awesome."
"Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool no matter what. He knows he's great. A fortune cookie told him so."
"For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher's pet."
Relieved, he goes back to sleep, when his father wakes him up. Nate gets up, and starts changing. He gets a bad feeling that he has a test at school, so he checks on his friend, Francis Pope. When he sees Francis reading a social studies textbook, he is convinced that there is a test. He panics, because he left his textbook in his locker, at school. He decides to study his class notes, but realizes that he doodled on his notes, making them unreadable.