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Jeff Kinney
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3 July 2008 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1)

The hilarious and original global bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid - perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers, everyone loves the adventures of Greg Heffley. You can also discover Diary of a Wimpy Kid on the big screen in the major motion blockbusting Wimpy Kid Movie franchise.

Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. This was Mom's idea, not mine. But if she thinks I'm going to write down my "feelings" in here or whatever, she's crazy.

The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, this book is gonna come in handy.

But for now I'm stuck with a bunch of morons.

Today is the first day of school, so I figured I might as well write in this book to pass the time.

Just don't expect me to be all "Dear Diary" this and "Dear Diary" that.

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun

'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue

'Hilarious' - Telegraph

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Powerful People in the World. Jeff is also creator of Poptropica.com, which was names one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in Washington, D.C., and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in Southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (3 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780141324906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141324906
  • ASIN: 0141324902
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 21 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (Sun)

Kinney is right up there with JK Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet (Independent)

Hilarious! (Sunday Telegraph)

The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (The Big Issue)

About the Author

As well as being an international bestselling author, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, poptropica. He was names one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars diary of a wimpy kid 11 April 2012
By rebecca
Format:Paperback
its a very good book with hilaurious illistrations even though its quite easy to read and i finished it very quickly!i rate it 5 stars and i also think its suitiable for 9 to 11 year olds.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
If you haven't had a good laugh lately, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is your source for timeless humor.

There's a particular goofiness about boys in middle school that drives parents crazy but has to delight when considered from a distance such as through reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney captured that goofiness with a tongue-in-cheek irreverence that will amuse anyone reading this book.

This is a graphic novel, but not the slick sort that you see from Japan. Instead, Mr. Kinney imitates the style that a middle school boy with good printing skills might use in displaying this simulated diary in the form of Greg Heffley's journal.

Greg is a middle child as well as a middle schooler. His older brother Rodrick can't be bothered with Greg except when the temptation to torture occurs to Rodrick. His younger brother Manny is the apple of his parents' eyes and is spoiled rotten.

Greg has a few, simple needs to satisfy: Avoiding touching the cheese that's been on blacktop since the prior spring, not getting beaten up by bigger kids, playing his favorite video games (which his parents don't approve of), avoiding embarrassment, and getting credit for doing something right. Parents, teachers, fellow students, and fate conspire to thwart Greg. But Greg has one ace in the hole . . . his friend Rowley is even more of a loser than Greg is. And Greg exploits Rowley for all he's worth. The gags are often based on the results not turning out as Greg anticipated.

The book has many funny parts that will have you laughing out loud. Occasionally, Mr. Kinney goes over the top and employs too much self-satire. But the story is quickly rescued by going back into straight satire.

I derived special pleasure from the book by recounting the adventures of one of my sons and his best friend at this same age. That gave me many more things to laugh about.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
By JRW
Format:Paperback
i bought this book for my seven year old son, and decided to read a bit on the train home..... i would like to think of lots of clever things to say, but this book is just really funny. My son loved it too, and actually asked me if he could read for a bit longer! The comic style illustrations are also great fun. I recommend this book to anyone aged anything!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You have to adjust the writing size every time you turn the page. Buy the real boot its great, but it should Not be sol d as a ebook
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 9 Jan 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Again the book was loved but the cost to get it to ireland just makes u think twice about getting anything
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Review 27 Dec 2012
By Ana
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was quite enjoyable. I enjoyed the humour and comic strips in it. I didn't enjoyed the part about the cheese as it made me feel slightly sick.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars big hit!! 3 Aug 2012
By Lea
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my nephew who is 10 and he loved it. It's difficult to engage my nephew as he has Aspergers condition but he was captured by this book due to all the funny illustrations on each page. Even I found it funny when I was flicking through some pages of this book in Asda when deciding to buy from Amazon for a better deal! ha ha
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book ever. 18 Jan 2012
By kath979
Format:Paperback
usually i don't like reading and when i read a book i wont to finish it straight away but with this book i don't want to read it to fast i want it to last forever and i am 11
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old boy loved it.
My 8 year old boy has really enjoyed reading this. He had totally switched off from reading fiction, but this got him back into it. Really easy to do for book day too!
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I bought this book thinking it might be a ripoff but boy I was wrong. It was the best book ever. It is strongly advised that you buy this book. Jeff Kinney is such a boss. Read more
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Lego Man kind of book this book is. (That means it is awesome, by the way.) I would recommend this book if you like diaries, or if you like a book series called Big Nate. Read more
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Came in perfect condition, which as it was a Christmas present from Santa was a really good thing. Came on time too :)
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This book was a pleasure to read. It was awesome, it was like O.M.G so well done Jeff Kinney. You are amazing one more question for you have you won anything for diary of a... Read more
Published 9 days ago by sophie dye
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
great book read all the series now just never gets boring
no matter how many books Jeff writes on this
Published 13 days ago by Mete Cetin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
I think the first Diary of a Wimpy kid is a cool funny book which gets you on the edge of your seat. That's why I would give it a 5 star rating on this funny amazing book.
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