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Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)

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For the first time in this wickedly popular series, Greg Heffley keeps his diary — ahem, make that "journal" — during summer vacation when he gets to be around his beloved family all the time! Aaagh! This hilarious comic/novel combo is the go-to pick for the reluctant reader in your life.
Recommended by Jill S., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

It's summer vacation, the weather's great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where's Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Greg, a self-confessed "indoor person," is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg's mom has a different vision for an ideal summer... one packed with outdoor activities and "family togetherness."

Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?

Review:

"Is there a better remedy for the back-to-school doldrums than getting to see how Greg Heffley spent his summer vacation? If nothing else, the comedy of errors and indignities he suffers will make readers feel a whole lot better about any family vacation disasters of their own. In the fourth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg has a falling-out with his friend Rowley over a failed lawn-care business, puts up with his parents' attempts to get him out of the house (Mom organizes a book club for boys — who pick out titles like Sudoku Insanity and Ultimate Video Game Cheats) and tries to shake off the twin horrors of the murderous muddy hand from a horror film he watches and the terrifying sights in the men's locker room at the pool. Kinney's gift for telling, pitch-perfect details in both his writing and art remains (such as the cursive script and cutesy content of Mom's photo album captions). No reason to think kids won't devour this book as voraciously as its predecessors. Ages 8–12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[H]ilarious....[The] nods to reality add humor and depth to this title, consistent in style and substance with previous series entries, which fans new and old will savor." Booklist

Synopsis:

Kinney's New York Times-bestselling Wimpy Kid series returns with Book 4, which finds the "sarcastic and sharp-witted" (Toronto Globe and Mail) Greg on summer vacation with his family.

Synopsis:

This revised and expanded innovative journal based on Greg Heffleys own “diary” lets kids express themselves in an exciting new way. In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, kids will be asked: What was the best dream you ever had? The worst thing you ever ate? The best secret you ever heard? The most trouble you ever got in for something that wasn't even your fault to begin with? The Do-It-Yourself Book features art throughout, along with ruled and blank pages for readers to create their own stories, keep their own diaries, and record their favorites and least faves.

The book includes a bonus 32-page full-color comics section featuring the collected cartoons of Greg Heffley and his best friend, Rowley.

 
Revised and expanded! With brand-new content: 16 more pages of full-color comics, and 32 more interactive pages
 
 

Synopsis:

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all its cracked up to be?

 

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting olderall without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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 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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Missunshine18, October 13, 2009 (view all comments by Missunshine18)
Even though I am seventeen years old, some people tell me that these books are for younger children. I have all of these books and I love reading then, Even when I go to babysit younger children (ones that still like bed time stories) I take them with me, mostly because I can read then one and next time that I babysit then I read them the next one in the serise, a couple of times I had to leave my book(s) with them so that the next night there parents could read it to them. It is just so cute when they ask me if they can borrow the book from me.
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idealkika, September 21, 2009 (view all comments by idealkika)
Very funny and has a lot of humor inside it and juicy
stuff in it....or at least that what I think.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810983915
Author:
Kinney, Jeff
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 BandW illustrations and 32 pages of
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages ABRAMS - English 9780810983915 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

For the first time in this wickedly popular series, Greg Heffley keeps his diary — ahem, make that "journal" — during summer vacation when he gets to be around his beloved family all the time! Aaagh! This hilarious comic/novel combo is the go-to pick for the reluctant reader in your life.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Is there a better remedy for the back-to-school doldrums than getting to see how Greg Heffley spent his summer vacation? If nothing else, the comedy of errors and indignities he suffers will make readers feel a whole lot better about any family vacation disasters of their own. In the fourth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg has a falling-out with his friend Rowley over a failed lawn-care business, puts up with his parents' attempts to get him out of the house (Mom organizes a book club for boys — who pick out titles like Sudoku Insanity and Ultimate Video Game Cheats) and tries to shake off the twin horrors of the murderous muddy hand from a horror film he watches and the terrifying sights in the men's locker room at the pool. Kinney's gift for telling, pitch-perfect details in both his writing and art remains (such as the cursive script and cutesy content of Mom's photo album captions). No reason to think kids won't devour this book as voraciously as its predecessors. Ages 8–12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[H]ilarious....[The] nods to reality add humor and depth to this title, consistent in style and substance with previous series entries, which fans new and old will savor."
"Synopsis" by , Kinney's New York Times-bestselling Wimpy Kid series returns with Book 4, which finds the "sarcastic and sharp-witted" (Toronto Globe and Mail) Greg on summer vacation with his family.
"Synopsis" by ,
This revised and expanded innovative journal based on Greg Heffleys own “diary” lets kids express themselves in an exciting new way. In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, kids will be asked: What was the best dream you ever had? The worst thing you ever ate? The best secret you ever heard? The most trouble you ever got in for something that wasn't even your fault to begin with? The Do-It-Yourself Book features art throughout, along with ruled and blank pages for readers to create their own stories, keep their own diaries, and record their favorites and least faves.

The book includes a bonus 32-page full-color comics section featuring the collected cartoons of Greg Heffley and his best friend, Rowley.

 
Revised and expanded! With brand-new content: 16 more pages of full-color comics, and 32 more interactive pages
 
 

"Synopsis" by ,

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all its cracked up to be?

 

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting olderall without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?

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