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The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)

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ISBN10: 0810970686
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The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

Lets face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father's efforts to change him. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up... or get shipped out.

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

Synopsis:

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

 

Lets face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Gregs father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his fathers efforts to change him. But when Gregs dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.

 

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

 

Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinneys presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinneys spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Years Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his fathers attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Gregs hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer teams perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” childrens book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)
 
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About the Author

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, Jeff was named one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

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uhenig, May 9, 2011 (view all comments by uhenig)
This book shows that jeff Kenny mows a lot about how kids are in middle school, while saying exactly what a big brother would do to his little brother, for example, tease him, doesn't let him do something first, give him bad reputation, Embarrassing him by telling everyone in his school his embarrassing mistakes, and he also shows how someone in middle school whole react to all that.
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flor_hmx, March 17, 2010 (view all comments by flor_hmx)
My daughter (9 yrs old) loves reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and I (30) enjoy when we get a chance to read them together. At first i was not interested, but then one day on our way home, she always reads, and it got my attention that out of nowhere i hear her giggling and laughing! LOL there was no one else in the back, and we do not have a tv screen in the back either (thank God!) so i asked her what was so funny? she read to me the exact passage that made her laugh, next thing you know, i'm laughing with her! LOL she lent this book to her classmate and he "lost" it, so i need to get this one for her again. and we are sooooo going to the movies this friday to see the wimpy kid movie...i was excited to see the billboard. makes me feel like a kid again :)
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tommygirl1960, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by tommygirl1960)
My son and i read it together, this is a great book for kids and adults,
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810970687
Author:
Kinney, Jeff
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w line drawings throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 1.13 in 0.86 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

 

Lets face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Gregs father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his fathers efforts to change him. But when Gregs dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.

 

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

 

Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinneys presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinneys spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Years Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his fathers attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Gregs hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer teams perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” childrens book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)
 
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