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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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  • derricky21
    derricky21Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm
    This book is about Greg and his brother Rodrick having fights over almost everything. In this book, Greg is explaining that Rodrick always have control of everything and he can never do anything to Rodrick before. I think that this book is really funny and random because there were many unexpected parts.
    • derricky21
      derricky21Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm
      This is the first book of the diary of a wimpy kid and it was really fun to read. This book is mainly introducing things that Greg do and what usually happens in his life everyday. I think that this book is really funny and also cool to read because I like to read about things that happen to the other's. I recommend this book to anyone that likes funny books.
      • pizzakitteh
        pizzakittehMonday, January 25, 2016 at 10:56 am
        • njeri
          njeriSunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:44 am55 stars
          This Book Is Awesome :D
          • cupcakecake
            cupcakecakeWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm44 stars
            I like how the book is made with some writing and also some pictures with word bubbles which are called Graphic novels. I would go to the library and would pick out all the 4 graphic novels I would want and that would go with a certain book series. And sometimes I would go and get Diary Of A Wimpy Kid if my mom would let me. And I typed this because I want to let people know that I liked the book a lot.
            • basta4
              basta4Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:53 am
              I love diary of a wimpy kid
              • lassie
                lassieWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:32 am
                This is very good
                • goals
                  goalsWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:18 am
                  You have the best username of all time I love Lassie!!
                • stevenliao
                  stevenliaoWednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:12 am44 stars
                  This book is talking about Greg in his school, he was a middle school student, and he has two brothers let him crazy everyday. In the school, there is a nasty cheese sticky on the basketball court, but Greg was interesting about that thing, I think he know the story about this yucky cheese. A person who ate the sandwich and threw the cheese on the basketball court, then the cheese started getting sticky. So no one want to touch it and play the basketball on this court.Then one day, a person named Darren Walsh touched the cheese, and Cheese Touch was started. I finished this book,and I think this book is interesting and funny. I think writer is a humor person, so that why he made Wimpy Kid. If someone want to read some books, I will recommendation to him.
                  • puppypaws1
                    puppypaws1Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm55 stars
                    Its really intresting & every time i read this, its great!
                    • pchyco
                      pchycoWednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:39 am55 stars
                      Have not Read it Before Want to though

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