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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #02)

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Wimpy kids of the world, unite! Jeff Kinney's popular web-comic is back in a new book that's guaranteed to fill every kid with joy — whether they're young or old, wimpy or tough.
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The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling book!

Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.

Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him...and one event in particular.

Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out...especially when a diary is involved.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg's attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe.

Review:

"Kinney's junior-high diarist returns to chronicle another year's worth of comic moments in this riotous sequel. Once again, school-related drama constitutes a good portion of Greg's subject matter, from an ongoing correspondence with a pen pal ('I'm pretty sure 'aquaintance' doesn't have a 'c' in it. You really need to work on your English,' Greg replies to the French student's polite introduction) to mastering book reports by writing 'exactly what the teacher wants to hear' ('There were a bunch of hard words in this book, but I looked them up in the dictionary so now I know what they mean'). As in the previous book, cartoons form part of the narrative, corroborating (or disproving) Greg's statements. He claims that kids with last names at the start of the alphabet are smartest, and a side-by-side comparison of prim ber-nerd Alex Aruda and gap-toothed Christopher Ziegel drives the point home. Additionally, Kinney fleshes out the often testy relationships between Greg and his slacker older sibling, Rodrick, and his little brother, Manny (when Greg gets mad at Manny for shoving a cookie in his video game system, the toddler protests, 'I'm ownwy thwee!' and offers a ball of tinfoil with toothpicks shoved through to apologize). The hilarious interplay between text and cartoons and the keen familial observations that set Diary of a Wimpy Kid apart are just as evident in this outing, and are just as likely to keep readers in stitches. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This follow-up to the "New York Times" bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" chronicles Greg Heffley'S attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, and to keep his secret safe--especially from his olDer brother Rodrick, who would be happy to spill the beans.

About the Author

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 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, Julie, and their two sons, Will and Grant.

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mindymin_mindymin, March 18, 2011 (view all comments by mindymin_mindymin)
this is the best web site!
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classact2000, April 3, 2010 (view all comments by classact2000)
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an excellent movie. It kep our attention throu it't witty concept and dialogue, the relationship ups and downs, family dynamics, etc, etc,.

We all loved the main characer Greg Heffley, played by Zachary Gordon. He was wonderfull and very believable as the likeable "jerk". The rest of the cast wass well picked as they all did a nive job with their parts. It seems that they captured the very essence of Jeff Kinney's Books (the author) and did a great job making thie movie.

I would reccomend very highly going and seeing this movie. You will have a laugh-out-loud fun moving going experience and all done without computer graphics and 3D.
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scberry9791, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by scberry9791)
this was the first book of diary of a wimpy kid,i read it in under an hour it was great
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810994737
Author:
Kinney, Jeff
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20080201
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 BandW
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 1.13 in 0.85 pd
Age Level:
08-12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Wimpy kids of the world, unite! Jeff Kinney's popular web-comic is back in a new book that's guaranteed to fill every kid with joy — whether they're young or old, wimpy or tough.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kinney's junior-high diarist returns to chronicle another year's worth of comic moments in this riotous sequel. Once again, school-related drama constitutes a good portion of Greg's subject matter, from an ongoing correspondence with a pen pal ('I'm pretty sure 'aquaintance' doesn't have a 'c' in it. You really need to work on your English,' Greg replies to the French student's polite introduction) to mastering book reports by writing 'exactly what the teacher wants to hear' ('There were a bunch of hard words in this book, but I looked them up in the dictionary so now I know what they mean'). As in the previous book, cartoons form part of the narrative, corroborating (or disproving) Greg's statements. He claims that kids with last names at the start of the alphabet are smartest, and a side-by-side comparison of prim ber-nerd Alex Aruda and gap-toothed Christopher Ziegel drives the point home. Additionally, Kinney fleshes out the often testy relationships between Greg and his slacker older sibling, Rodrick, and his little brother, Manny (when Greg gets mad at Manny for shoving a cookie in his video game system, the toddler protests, 'I'm ownwy thwee!' and offers a ball of tinfoil with toothpicks shoved through to apologize). The hilarious interplay between text and cartoons and the keen familial observations that set Diary of a Wimpy Kid apart are just as evident in this outing, and are just as likely to keep readers in stitches. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This follow-up to the "New York Times" bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" chronicles Greg Heffley'S attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, and to keep his secret safe--especially from his olDer brother Rodrick, who would be happy to spill the beans.
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