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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10T5.219784
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.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.
F&P level: T
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810993139
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
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  • robotboy
    robotboySaturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:40 am55 stars
    This book is amazing I read for 2 day straight in class and at home I" 'm going to read another one now. When I do ill make sure I do a book review on it.
    • zoet_7
      zoet_7Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm
      i love all the diary of a wimpy kids i have read all of them #SELFIE#
      • lion06
        lion06Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm
        I love the book and all the other diary of a wimpy kid books because there so funny
        • juniormb
          juniormbFriday, June 5, 2015 at 11:04 am55 stars
          I think it's funny. And can relate to people that go to school. Or even people with problems ant home or friends. It's a book that will make you laugh cause at time I giggled.
          • superstar5
            superstar5Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm
            this book is about greg and he goes through many problems for like at his school play he sighns up to be a tree because he gets to throw apples at dorthy.ten all of a sudden manny calls out greg but calls him bubby because he never knew how to say brother when he was a little kid so he calls him bubby even though he knows how to say brother.then gre prentends it is someone else saying u dropped a apple.
            • luvscience
              luvscienceFriday, May 1, 2015 at 6:53 am44 stars
              The life of a teenager like Greg Heffley is very rough. Everything seems to go wrong!
              • gatorade
                gatoradeTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm
                i love it
                • @theheraldWednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:00 am
                  not my expectation more of a boys book and even the boys don't really like it a waste of money and time
                  • snowyhint
                    snowyhintWednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:10 am
                    The book is sooooooo fun I love it!
                    • DodgonewsTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:26 am
                      Okay, it was fine but I just didn't like it. The cheese touch what is that

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