Amulet Books (2008)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book

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Author: Jeff Kinney

From Wikipedia: Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a realistic fiction novel by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a middle-school child named Greg Heffley and his struggles in middle school. Greg also had problems with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson.[3] The sequel to the book is Rodrick Rules.[4] ~~~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid first appeared on FunBrain.com in 2004 which was read 20 million times.[2]. The hardcover was released on April 1st 2007.[1] Diary of a Wimpy Kid was named New York Times bestseller among awards and praise. A film of the same name was released on March 19, 2010. The sequel to the film is Rodrick Rules. ~~~ The book opens with Greg Heffley saying how embarrassing it is to be having a journal with "diary" on the front and that whoever sees him with it will call him a "sissy". Greg also goes to mention that one day he will become rich and famous but for now he is "stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons". ~~~ Gregory faces too many hardships,including Halloween. As Gregory and Rowley go Trick-or-Treating, they anger some teenagers who chase them. They barely escape but manage to get to Gregory's grandmother's house. The teenagers see them inside and Gregory and Rowley make monkey noises at them. Not all goes to plan, though, and when they get home and Gregory's dad, who was attacked by kids, throws water at them and the water soaks their candy. The Wizard of Oz play[5] is also a hardship for Greg. Patty Farell, who plays Dorothy, is coming on stage, and since Gregory is a tree, he thinks he can throw apples at her. But the director takes this part out of the play for health and safety. The director tries to make the trees sing an embarrassing song, but on the night nobody sings out of fear and the play is ruined.[6] ~~~ Gregory and Rowley's friendship is starting to fall apart. Gregory invents a game where one person throws a football to make the other fall off the Big Wheel; however when Rowley...

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Publication Date: 2008

Publisher: Amulet Books

Author: Jeff Kinney

ISBN-13: 978-0810982949

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