Home School Book Review, June 15, 2011 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
This is not a book just to sit down and read through but an activity book or a journal. However, the very first page says, “Whatever you do, just make sure you don’t write down your ‘feelings’ in here. Because one thing’s for sure: This is NOT a diary.” There are all kinds of activities in which the readers can make lists, answer questions about various topics, make their own comics, draw pictures, and such like. Plus, the end contains 46 blank, lined pages with the instructions, “Use the rest of this book to keep a daily journal, write a novel, draw comic strips, or tell your life story.”
When The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which tells the story of Greg Heffley, his family, and his friends, first came out, I heard about it but did not read it because it didn’t sound as if it would appeal to me. Later, I was sent a copy of one of the sequels (#5, The Ugly Truth) to review, and my reading of it confirmed my earlier opinion that this kind of book is just not my cup of tea. However, the books are immensely popular with many children, so youngsters who do like “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series might well enjoy the activities in this book. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book was first published in 2008, but the updated edition is expanded with more than sixty new pages, and has 32 pages of full-color comics, including sixteen brand-new. It is designed to inspire creative expression and encourage reluctant readers.
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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, donand#8217;t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesnand#8217;t want to talk about it.
As Greg enters the new school year, heand#8217;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 Gregand#8217;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.
FandP level: T
Now you can write your own bestseller!
With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.
Includes more thanand#160;60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!
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