Monday, June 4, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

File:Diary of a wimpy kid.jpgIn the story Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, it follows the life of a 6th grade boy.  The book is a fictional biography about the life of Greg Heffley.  He really hates school because none of the girls in his class like him, and all of the boys bully him.  He has a best friend named Rowley who he gets into a lot of trouble with.  Greg goes through several mishaps during the year.  Find out if Greg can survive the 6th grade. 

This has to be one of the most relatable books that I have ever read.  There are several experiences that the characters go through that are similar to those that normal students would go through.  Something that is really nice about this book is the cartoons that are in the story.  It helps the students gain an understanding of what is happening while also putting a fun twist to the story.  This is one of those books that I would just have in my classroom library for the students to read on their own.  There are several books that belong in this series, so it would be a good idea to have a few of them in the classroom.  I highly recommend this book. 

1 comment:

  1. You mentioned the cartoons as adding a "fun twist". I think that aside from the humor, the cartoons are one of the big aspects that do engage kids and make the series so popular.

    This November another one will be released: http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Wimpy-Kid-Third-Wheel/dp/1419705849/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1338955341&sr=8-3
    It seems like there might be one released each fall.

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