Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

By Jeff Kinney
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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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  • zayzay14700
    zayzay14700Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm4 stars
    He is a good story writer and he's funny
    • kenzieg
      kenziegMonday, November 17, 2014 at 10:55 am4 stars
      This book is hilarious!! Man-o-mighty.. it is so funny that about every few pages I would laugh and have to use the bathroom. I recommend this book. And make sure you spread the word to other people who have not read this.
      • savanaSaturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm
        love books forever
        • rivera-white
          rivera-whiteThursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:31 am5 stars
          this book is so awesome i love it so much
          • rathalisa
            rathalisaWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm
            i think the book is funny
            • r5lover
              r5loverThursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm5 stars
              This series is aswome I would totally recomend it to anywho likes to life a lot
              • bb34
                bb34Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:42 am
                When I started reading the Diary of a Wimpy kid series I liked them a lot because they are funny and understandable.I finished the series and wanted to keep reading them.
                • shaner2002
                  shaner2002Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:04 am5 stars
                  I love the author of the dirary of a wimpy kid books
                  • neeto123
                    neeto123Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm5 stars
                    I love this book it is very funny
                    • gdsk8er
                      gdsk8erSunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm5 stars
                      This is a hilarious book about a 6th grade boy trying to fit in and be popular.

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