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! Nate Wright has it pretty rough. His neighbor's loyal but loony dog Spitsy befriends a cat, Nate's baseball team has just been named the "Cream Puffs," and he has to stay out of detention for a whole week unless he wants to lose a bet to know-it-all Gina and be her personal slave for an entire day! What's a sixth grader to do?? Not Coach John's wind sprints. Thunka, thunka, thunka, that's what! Nate puts a plastic bottle to his head and thunks his way past bullies, his arch nemesis/social studies teacher Mrs. Godfrey, and Kim Cressly-a girl with a big crush and an even bigger grip. Nate and best pals Francis and Teddy blow off some steam in this latest Big Nate collection Thunka, Thunka, Thunka.