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ISBN13: 9781419702235
ISBN10: 1419702238
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Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts hes going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Review:

"The timing of the release of the sixth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is pretty much perfect, given that it's set in the weeks leading up to Christmas. (Diehard fans, though, will have burned through it long before Thanksgiving dinner is served.) Kinney keeps to the formula that has worked so well for him, as Greg Heffley recounts, in diary entries and cartoons, his episodic misadventures at home and at school, mixing the timely (bullying, energy drink addiction, a creepy Elf on the Shelf — style doll called 'Santa's Scout') with the timeless (school fundraisers, get-rich moneymaking schemes, sibling rivalry). Readers expecting an overarching focus on a snowed-in Heffley clan, based on the book's concept, will have to wait a bit: the big storm doesn't hit until pretty late in the game. But it's unlikely that anyone will mind — Greg is as entertainingly self-serving as ever, and Kinney continues to excel at finding the innate humor in broadly relatable situations, from the futility of junk-food crackdowns to a toddler's ability to exert control over an entire family. Ages 8 — 12. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The sixth book in the phenomenal bestselling series.

About the Author

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine's 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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Joseph Landes, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Joseph Landes)
guess it is quite possible that I will be one of the only reviewers here to say that I was not totally enamored with the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. The shame of it is that my kids and I were waiting for several months with bated breath for it, we tore open the box, tore through the book itself, and both my 12 year old son and I met back in the living room after reading and both said "yea it was ok but not great."

Yes the author Jeff Kinney does a good job inserting a bunch of super funny lines into the story. The illustrations are as good as ever. It is a quick read. All of those hallmarks of the series are still there. However what it comes down to it, the humor is not as biting, the plot is not as thick, and the storyline just isn't as compelling as previous books.

There were surely a lot of funny parts to the book and great scenes. Kinney does a great job making the story compelling to kids and parents alike. The part about Greg's school having the nut-free zone for lunch that nobody actually sits in until a kid with a peanut butter sandwich finally goes to in order to have peace and quiet during lunch is something parents can relate to with a grin (albeit not those with kids who have peanut allergies). I had less than fond memories of shoveling snow for a few dollars just like Greg as I grew up in Chicago and as fast as I shoveled the snow kept coming down. And there was even a token look at the Loded Diaper van (although no cheese touching in this book!). Overall though I came away from reading feeling like it was quite an average book which didn't really leave me dying for the next one to come out--although I am sure I will rush to get it for me and my kids when it does.
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alexandra shimek, November 17, 2011 (view all comments by alexandra shimek)
Great book!!!!
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phuonglam3407, September 11, 2011 (view all comments by phuonglam3407)
My daughter loves these books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419702235
Author:
Kinney, Jeff
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Publication Date:
20111115
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 to 12

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Product details 224 pages Amulet Books - English 9781419702235 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The timing of the release of the sixth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is pretty much perfect, given that it's set in the weeks leading up to Christmas. (Diehard fans, though, will have burned through it long before Thanksgiving dinner is served.) Kinney keeps to the formula that has worked so well for him, as Greg Heffley recounts, in diary entries and cartoons, his episodic misadventures at home and at school, mixing the timely (bullying, energy drink addiction, a creepy Elf on the Shelf — style doll called 'Santa's Scout') with the timeless (school fundraisers, get-rich moneymaking schemes, sibling rivalry). Readers expecting an overarching focus on a snowed-in Heffley clan, based on the book's concept, will have to wait a bit: the big storm doesn't hit until pretty late in the game. But it's unlikely that anyone will mind — Greg is as entertainingly self-serving as ever, and Kinney continues to excel at finding the innate humor in broadly relatable situations, from the futility of junk-food crackdowns to a toddler's ability to exert control over an entire family. Ages 8 — 12. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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