Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
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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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  • dominic_dev20
    dominic_dev20Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:58 am
    What I thought about this book it entertains everyone with the funniest jokes and with the characters have so much attitude. If you read this book, you will want to read every book in the series and can't wait the book coming next.
    • spotty26
      spotty26Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm
      I liked this book so much. It made me laugh very hard.
      • ethan-kyloren
        ethan-kylorenSaturday, June 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm33 stars
        This book is no as good as the others. But I liked it.
        • hullo
          hulloSaturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm
          I LOVE DIARY OF THE WIMPY KID!!! THEY ARE SO GOOD.
          • beanblob
            beanblobTuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1:54 pm
            MY brother and I are reading the series together. Just saying, Rodrick gives me a lot of good ideas to "torture" my little bro. :)
            • ulmus
              ulmusWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2:45 pm44 stars
              funny.I like it.
              • ulmus
                ulmusWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:49 am44 stars
                pretty funny.
                • vampapa
                  vampapaFriday, May 20, 2016 at 2:07 pm55 stars
                  the almost best and the beginning to a awesome series.
                  • jaimy
                    jaimyMonday, April 25, 2016 at 11:45 am
                    I love this book it is so funny I like fredick so bad because he is halarious
                    • MyNameJeffMonday, April 25, 2016 at 11:26 am
                      Best book series ever. my favorite book in the series is the hard luck.

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