This is a wonderful start to a wonderful series. It is attention grabbing enough to cater our reluctant readers as well as our middle graders (being in an ESL educated school). It’s “new” way to get kids to read (not just kids, we adults seem to be like this book too.) Other than paving a way through new sub-genre, this just shows.. what’s normal, is relative.
I actually have fun reading this book that I actually finished reading this in one seating! It was a quick 1 hour or so sort of book, so it’s a wonderful quickie. The comics are silly and not quite as just illustrations, it’s more of part of the story itself.
Bottomline, don’t you just wish you wrote this book? hehe
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
By Jeff Kinney
Boys don't keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
finished reading : 20th November 2011
rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
genre } fiction | children | realistic | humor |graphic novels | juvenile
release day } April 2007
publisher } Amulet Books
format } paperback
isbn } 9780810994553
pages } 224 pages
source } bought
age group } 12+
interests } reluctant readers | middle graders | 9 yo+
awards } ALA Teens’ Top Ten (2008)
Get Your Copy } Amazon.com