Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf Summary Reviews by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf book is a Children’s humor book by Jeff Kinney.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summary

Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.

Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results

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About Jeff Kinney Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf Book

Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for ‘Favorite Book’ and has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and later moved to New England where he and his wife own a bookstore, ‘An Unlikely Story’.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf
Diary of a Wimpy Kid pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Amulet Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0810993139
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0810993136
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 – 10 years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 950L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 2 – 8
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 1 x 8.25 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #217,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #2,565 in Children’s Comics & Graphic Novels (Books)
  • #4,508 in Children’s Friendship Books
  • #6,814 in Children’s Humor
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars    16,124 ratings

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Reviews

camerafan

4.0 out of 5 stars This book has a different purpose
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2022

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I started co-reading with my 11 year old and this was the second book we have read. I intend to discuss the books we both read and think hard about what we can learn from these books. When I read this book, I am scratching my head about what it teaches us. Greg is such a mediocre, un-loyal, self-centered, not so smart kid, it is very hard to pick a virtue from him. The other roles in the book have not much virtue either. However, the stories are not boring, and I kept hearing my kid chuckling while he was reading.

Then I read some reviews on the book. It is very interesting that parents are all leaving bad reviews for this book, saying Greg is not a good role model. However, kids seem to all have good reviews. Reading these reviews are more valuable than reading the book. You learn something about how people think about the characters and how parent’s and kid’s have different expectation of these books. It is obvious that parents hope for their kids to learn from reading. They are disappointed that the book provides no moral stories and is just a waste of time, and worse than that, the cynicism jerk attitude has infected some kids and made them think that it is cool and find a bad role model.

Jenni Elenniss

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2022

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This book is hilarious full of humor love the how it looks like a journal I hope Jeff Kinney makes more definitely brightens my day.

Mel Odom

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant Humor Book For Reluctant Readers
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2007

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID just made my list of Top 10 Books of 2007. After listening to my fourth grader rave about the book, which he found on the internet of all places because it’s been published there, I ordered a hardcover edition of the book. I know that kids who find a book they love will read it over and over again, and the choice as a parent is whether to buy it in hardcover or buy it in paperback over and over. Since paperbacks don’t always stay in print and hardcovers sometimes appreciate dramatically in price, I opted for the hardcover copy.

It came in today. My son sat down with it immediately. Even though he’d read the whole book on the internet, he loved the idea of being able to hold it in his hands. He flipped through the pages and made certain all his favorite jokes were still in place, which was amusing to watch because I’ve done the same thing.

One of the amazing things I’ve learned since is that the whole book is available on the internet. You can find it at […] Feel free to preview the whole book if you like, the author has generously placed it there, but it’s gone on to be a #1 seller in hardcover and paperback all the same. Free on the internet is one thing, but books and portability are best.

Since most of the television shows my wife and I watch on Friday nights were suspended or repeats and I needed a mental vacation after the stress of pounding the keyboard all day, I picked up DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and started turning pages. I didn’t stop till I’d devoured the last page.

The book is a flat-out laugh riot from page one to page 217. With pencil drawings that look like they were made by an early elementary school student, it was also an incredibly fast read.

The story is about Greg Heffley, which is kind of like Jeff Kinney if you look at it right. Greg’s in sixth grade and isn’t exactly a social butterfly or even much accepted by the other kids. In fact, he’s lucky if they notice he’s alive.

Greg’s got a regular mom and dad, but Jeff Kinney paints them so vividly with just little details that you can’t help feeling you know these people. His dad has a violent streak when it comes to punishing Greg on the spot. Greg even points out when there are good times to screw up and bad times to screw up. Hint: a good time is when his dad is reading the paper; a bad time is when his dad is building a brick wall. Line drawings accompany this. Greg’s also got an older and younger brother that helps drive him crazy at home. The younger brother, Manny, doesn’t really speak, but he’s into everything.

Greg’s older brother, Rodrick, has his own band and generally stays out of Greg’s life. However, the relationship between the two comes to the forefront every now and again. Rodrick doesn’t mind putting something over on Greg or making him look bad.

The things that make this book work the most, and kept me turning pages, are Greg’s insights on life. He’s not a good kid. He’s not a bad kid either. He’s just a kid. One part scared, one part “that’s not fair”, and one part selfish. It’s the selfish part of Greg that brings about observations about popularity, such as his acknowledgement that he’s number fifty-something popular among the boys, but he’s due to move up a spot because one of the other boys is about to get braces.

His efforts to get out of trouble without having to actually take responsibility for his actions are amazingly dead-on for the age group Kinney is writing about. The fact that Greg’s unwilling to give up trick or treating is good. The touchstones of elementary school life, like the Cheese that’s haunted the outdoor basketball court for a year and gave birth to the Cheese Touch myth that actually ended up making one kid movie way, are here as well.

There are literally hundreds of reasons to buy this book. Number one is that it is the perfect gift for kids who are reluctant readers. Christmas is upon us. Kids are going to be thrown in cars for trips to see relatives, and this book will guarantee some quiet time – except for snickers and outright belly laughs.

I had an absolute blast with it. Before I knew it, I was committing the unpardonable sin of reading sections aloud to my wife while she was watching television. Normally I enforce that one to keep my own television watching manageable. However, I was soon that guy. The book is just too good not to share, so here I am sharing it with you.

Do your kid a favor and go buy the book. But make time to read it yourself. This is one that I think a lot of people will read and tell friends about. Then mark February 2008 down as the release month of the second book, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES. I’ve already got mine on order.

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