Kim Cressly is a minor character in the Big Nate series. She has a crush on Nate, but Nate does not feel the same way with her. She forces Nate to be more than "project partners" with her during a project, slow dance with her, and to draw her. In 2012, Kim gets over her crush on Nate and goes out with Chester Budrick instead. Also in the same year, Kim joined Nate's baseball team because the softball league disbanded.


In middle school, Kim Cressly had a crush on Nate Wright, though Nate does not feel the same and is somewhat scared of her. At one point, they were project partners, although Kim also wanted to cuddle. She also went with Nate to the school dance once.

Eventually, she started going out with Chester Budrick instead. Shortly before Christmas, she received a card from a "secret Santa", but she became angry because in her last experience, she received a box of lug nuts from Nate. Nate became worried because Kim lost her temper.


  • Kim Cressly first appeared on February 8, 2011.
  • Kim only appeared on Big Nate In A Class By Himself and Big Nate: Flips Out.
  • Despite the fact Big Nate: Flips Out was published after the arc in which Kim started to go out with Chester, one drawing in Nate's School Dance Map has Kim forcing Nate to slow dance with Nate.
  • Her family's bakery supports Nate's baseball team.
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