Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1 Author:Jeff Kinney Boys don't keep diaries -- or do they? — 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 ... more »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.com, 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.« less
Mr. W. reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 13
I am a 10 year old and thought this book was a 5 star book. It is a very humorous read. I would say it is an ultimate favorite for all readers. And me , myself read a lot of books and this is in my top 10 list of favorites.
This book was hilarious and only took me a few hours to read. Written in diary format, lined pages, lots of hilarious doodles to illustrate the hilarious thoughts of poor wimpy Greg, it kept me laughing. Greg may be wimpy, but the funny thoughts & situations he describes will resonate with everyone.
I've given it to my 8th grader and my 4th grader to read next. I hope they get as many laughs as I did.
My 10 year old niece handed me this book and told me that I had to read it because it was so funny. I really didn't expect too much, but I have to say I laughed out loud. It's definitely for kids, but it's a quick read for adults and has a few really funny moments. I had heard that this was a popular book for boys, but I can't imagine any 9-12 year old not getting a kick out of it.
This isn't a bad series, but I suggest reading the online version that it is based on. The online version is less censored, has more interesting and funnier plotlines, and is generally better. Go to http://www.funbrain.com/journal/Journal.html?ThisJournalDay=1&ThisPage=1 for it.
Witty, middle-school-friendly coming-of-age story about a boy and the adventures he encounters during his first year in middle school. As a middle school counselor, many of the issues he struggles with are pretty real, but told in a very entertaining, fun cartoon! I love that this is laid out like the main character's journal! Highly recommended for all readers, especially kids that typically hate reading. They will love this one, especially if they are in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade!
I think this book was so funny! Great for middle school students going through a lot of the same things. I laughed many times when I read it as an adult. Get book to read and share with family members or a great read aloud for a teacher in a classroom!