Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
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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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  • sierrabennettTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:31 am
    THIS BOOK IS SOMETHING THAT Happen to me. ps: .... this book is good I love it.
    • fernando10
      fernando10Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:24 am
      I decided to read this book because I like this kind of books. It is a good book to read so you can read about what Greg dose in his life.
      • lilbro
        lilbroSaturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm55 stars
        i really like this book you should read it
        • jayeshkc
          jayeshkcFriday, January 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm55 stars
          This is the best book ever. It was a very great one. This is great for me to write a review.
          • footballwwe
            footballwweWednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm33 stars
            good book
            • sophie32
              sophie32Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm55 stars
              i love this book .i recommend all of them. ps FOLLOW ME :/
              • makilith213
                makilith213Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:53 am55 stars
                The reason why i love this book because its very entertaining and fun.I makilith213 recommend this book because it helps with reading skills and helps you improve in your reading.
                • fabduck
                  fabduckWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm
                  this book is all how it starts guys
                  • richgangstyle
                    richgangstyleMonday, December 1, 2014 at 11:05 am
                    • edmodo-zyr3tcbxjf
                      edmodo-zyr3tcbxjfMonday, December 1, 2014 at 8:52 am44 stars
                      I loved this book it was not that bad because it was about a boy named Greg and he saw something on the grown people told him to eat it but he said no because it is natse .

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