Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Originally published New York Amulet Books 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

  • Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Author: Jeff Kinney
  • ISBN: 9780141324906
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published New York Amulet Books, 2007.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, aOriginally published New York Amulet Books, 2007.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.Author illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid As Greg says in his diary, Just don t expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won t do and what he actually does are two very different things.Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.FP level T.

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    1. Loved it. I met Jeff before I'd heard of his books, so I knew he was a nice guy, but now I'm a fan too! I finished this on the way to Utah. Actually, it was such a quick read I finished it by the time I got to Dallas, and was left thinking, "Great, now what do I read?" Jeff has a perfect understanding of the middle school mentality. I loved The Cheese Touch and the Halloween story at Grandma's house. I can totally understand why these books are blowing the top off the bestseller lists. Well-dese [...]

    2. I got this book based on a quick skim in the store where I saw lots of funny line illustrations and large fonts that mimic handwriting. Although the tone was sarcastic, I thought that it would prove to be a good read-aloud for my 6 year old son, who still needs some enticement into stories. I pictured him, the boy who fancies himself an author and artist, just eating up this book. And actually, he would have--except after one night of reading this out loud I discovered that the content was defin [...]

    3. Yes, I know kids love it. Duh. Kids are dumb. And so is this book. (Ok, that was mean. I apologize.) One of my students gave me his copy of Wimpy Kid and then asked me every day for a month if I had read it yet. Not wanting to disappoint a student excited about a book, I finally sat down one afternoon and flew through it. Eh. The protagonist is a mean, unfunny little jerk. I freely admit that I probably "just don't' get it," and I'm okay with that. I celebrate any book that makes kids want to re [...]

    4. This was so cute and funny, i laughed out loud many times even the comedy books that i have read didn't make me laugh this hard! “I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons."“The best person I know is Myself.”Ha, Me too!! XD“And if you don't spend every second outdoors, people think there's someting wrong with you.” i know, Right?

    5. I read this for a conferance I'm attending about children's literature, and it's easily the worst thing I've come across in the 12 books or so on the reading list. It features bland art that adds nothing (other than a misguided attempt to catch reluctant readers), boring characters who still managed to garner my dislike, a motionless plot with no character development or point. It was like a particuarly uninspired Saturday morning cartoon stripped of any of the facile enjoyment of animation. It' [...]

    6. While attending open house this year at my 10 year old sons school, he found this book for sale at the book fair. We thumbed through it, and thought it looked cute, so we purchased it, and read it together. Its narrated by this middle-school aged kid in the form of a diary, with sketches and doodles included on every page, and basically follows his days from the begining of the school year to the end. He is a bit of a loser, and trys to create a better image for himself through attempts at being [...]

    7. I find this whole series depressing. Sure, there are funny moments - I even laughed out loud once or twice, seriously - but the fact of the matter is, Greg is so completely devoid of any kind of human feeling or understanding of other people that I'm beginning to suspect he's some kind of clinical narcissist. He blames everyone else for his problems; he doesn't care about anyone. He doesn't grow, he doesn't learn, he doesn't change (does he even age? He's still in junior high after four books? I [...]

    8. I bought this book for my 9 year old son, who had begged me for it relentlessly for over a month. After i got it, i would hear him giggling and laughing in his room, and when i would peek in, he was always reading this book. So when he was done, i picked it up and started reading it myself. and it really is funny! The voice of the main character is very authentic - a thing which is hard to find. I wish that people had been writing material like this when i was a preteen. Edited to add:I'm readin [...]

    9. في كتب كتيرة اوي تستغرب انها موجودة في قائمة البستسيلر او الكتب الاكثر مبيعا على مستوى العالم وتيجي تقراها تلاقيها سيئة جدا وتقول سبحان الله طب ازاي الكتاب ده اشتهروفي كتب بتكون تجارية بحته بتناقش حاجات مثيرة للفضول عند الناس ويتعملها بروباجندا وبتاعوفي كتب بقى في وسط الحا [...]

    10. When I told my friend I was reading 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', she said only one thing "What are you 12"? If enjoying reading this book makes me 12, so be it. I liked this book. Its funny, a very quick read, unique and very cute. Worth a read for anyone who has a child living inside them.

    11. My first Wimpy Kid and is surely not the last. Who knew this Wimpy Kid would be playing with my head for such a long time.

    12. ‭Diary of a wimpy kid: Greg Heffley's journal (#1), c2007, Jeff KinneyDiary of a Wimpy Kid is a satirical realistic fiction comedy novel for children and teenagers written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a boy named Greg Heffley and his struggles to fit in as he begins middle school.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ماه سپتامبر سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: خاطرات یک بی عرضه: [...]

    13. I seldom give five-star ratings, but I feel the need to balance some of the negative reviews. First of all, this book is intended for slightly older readers--say, 9 and up. Second, anyone looking for profound wisdom will be disappointed. It's just a funny book, a very funny book. I'm not sure I'd go as far as to call is a graphic novel, either. The doodly illustrations enhance the "story" (such as it is), but they don't tell it. Jeff Kinney is an obvious disciple of Matt Groening (not Simpsons-G [...]

    14. به نظرم از آن دست کتاب‌هایی است که رده‌ی سنی ندارد. تجربه‌اش حسی شبیه خواندن نیکولاکوچولوی سامپه و گوسینی راداشت با همان تصاویر جذاب و طنز شیرین دوران کودکی و نوجوانیبرخلاف تصاویر کتاب نیکولا کوچولو که به نظر می‌رسد تصاویر حالت تزیینی برای متن دارند در این کتاب تصاویر کامل [...]

    15. There! I added it! Happy now, Nahuy Banana Girl DouDou? (stop changing your name! D:)~edit~ I don't see why this book is so popular. I zoomed through it in less than an hour and thought it was boring and immature. It has a biased idea of middle school life and I didn't find it funny at all, which it was obviously trying to be. Oh, and sheer amount of clichés made me want to gag.

    16. I really kind of did not.Love this book its like about telling u about Greg's school. But the "cheese touch thing is a BIG part of the story you should really read that part.

    17. Haven't actually read this, am writing the review for my grandson. He'll be seven in a month.He's not here, so I'm guessing five stars. It could be a four.He's read this one and the next in the series. Liked them both.As he was leaving this afternoon I showed him Asterix the Gaul, telling him it was sort of a comic book. "Oh so that's what a comic book is!", he said.I mentioned that there were some rather large words in it (just glancing) and that he might not be able to read it quite yet."I thi [...]

    18. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooIf you work with middle grade kids, be sure to check out DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. Greg Heffley is a 6th-grade weakling trying to make his mark in the middle school world. His family includes a mom, a dad, a heavy metal big brother, and a whiny, tattling little brother. His best friend is Rowley, another odd 6th-grader with overprotective parents and the world-class ability to annoy. Greg is always a victim of the big, mean bullies in the [...]

    19. A funny, interesting and highly entertaining book. I read it after my nine year old brother did -by the way, he loved it- and i had an amazing time.The cartoon style of this novel, is amusing and an element that makes quite an impression. To be honest though i have to point out that some of the situations make the reader believe the hero is of younger age. But beside that i think it's a fine choise for any boy to read.All in all, it's enjoyable, with a quick tempo and the author doesn't drag the [...]

    20. من یک خواهرزاده‌ دارم که عاشق این مجموعه است و هر جلدش رو بارها خونده. فکر نمی‌کردم من بخونمش و به نظرم خوب بیاد، ولی واقعا خوب بود. چندین بار تونست منو به خنده بندازه که یک بار توی مترو بودم و آدمای دور و برم جوری بهم نگاه می‌کردن انگار که دیوونه‌ام :)))طنز کتاب خوبه، شخصیت‌ها [...]

    21. A web comic turned novel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid strikes the funny bone of kids everywhere.This "novel in cartoons" is a hilarious addition to the tween fiction section. Presented as a 'journal,' because the word diary is much too girly, this story chronicles the misadventures of Greg Heffley, middle school student. This was a fast read that was hard to put down. Each page featured at least one, sometimes many, cartoon illustrations that added to the humor of the book. Kids of the targeted age gro [...]

    22. My two oldest sons are night/day different about reading, at least for now. Both read above their grade levels, but one is besotted with books while the other merely reads them sometimes when the urge to sit and be still suddenly hits him. As you might imagine, this urge doesn't come too very often. So, when my mother asked what my more reluctant reader would like for his birthday I told her about this book, the wimpy kid diary, the book that keeps the ditch digger, bee buzzing, Tarzan yelling f [...]

    23. I know everyone seems to love this book, but it left me with a resounding "meh." Maybe it's because my own middle school experiences were so unpleasant that I have no desire to revisit them, even vicariously, but I think it's mostly because I didn't find the main character to be particularly interesting, or even worth my time. The kid's a little turd who sails through life learning nothing. Protagonists aren't required to be likable, but they should have some noticeable character arc, and this k [...]

    24. Due to a Jeff Kinney visit to my local book store, I read Diary of A Wimpy Kid Hard Luck--and found it delightful. When a respected children's librarian, however, reported her dislike of the series, I was puzzled. After reading this book, the first of the series, I understood. Greg Heffley of Hard Luck says, on the first page, "I love my family" he then goes on to befriend the nerdy Fregley and act as a wise, compassionate observer when describing his extnded family and their interactions. This [...]

    25. Okay, so it's funny and offers some insight into the preteen boy psyche. A ton of boys in my 5th grade class are reading it. Graham read it, then Todd did. Todd laughed out loud frequently, and then went back and asked Graham if he thought it was funny, too. Graham responded "yeah", but not with as much enthusiasm as I thought he would. I guess, for Graham, it's just a bit too close to reality to be SO funny. Todd, however, can look back on middle school with some perspective and laugh more!The [...]

    26. I have been hearing so much about these books. I saw the first movie and it was very funny and smart. I even saw the float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and I decided, ok, I need to read this. I picked it up. This is smartly told with some honesty. There are several times it is honest enough I don't really like Greg. He is telling it like it is. We want to be liked. This is about middle school, humanity in the raw. These years are ripe for humorous riffing. I believe my favorite scene is [...]

    27. I am in grade 10 and I abslotely LOVED this book! And the 2nd 3rd and 4th as well. There are all very funny and if you liked this book, you have to go seethe movie, it was hilarious and is now my favorite movie :P

    28. I really shouldn't be reading this at my age say some, but I can't help but enjoy younger novels from time to time. It's fun to just sit back and read something you don't have to think about, but still be able to enjoy.Thanks author. Appreciate that.

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