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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 544 customer reviews

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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 named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6902 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amulet Books; 1 edition (30 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CRQ4OW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 544 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,366,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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Format: Paperback
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1" by Jeff Kinney was previously published as online comic becoming very popular and due to that deserved its release in classic novel edition.

The comic book main character is called Greg Heffley, who is a 6th grade student that wants to become popular, as most boys his age want too.
He lives in an almost normal family together with his parents and two, one small whiny and second big heavy metal fan, brothers.
His best friend is Rowley, who is of same age with annoying parents who are trying to protect him from everything.

Being usual victim of older boys, Greg seems to find himself always at the wrong places and due to his constant desire to be popular and cool he will do numerous things like engage in body building that looks silly due to his thin appearance, he will try to enter Guinness Book due to building biggest snowman ever or creating his version of haunted house...

Unfortunately, the only thing he managed to do successfully so far is acting as guard for kindergarten children while they're going home during lunch.
Although it isn't necessarily a bad thing because it allows you to get free chocolate and not to be on the whole math class...

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is good book if you are middle grade kid or parent to one (or more) because all the events you'll encounter inside will seem familiar.

Greg is having typical problems for teenage years due to which is easy for reader to identify with him.
He's having problems with older brother who mistreats him, due to little one he is always guilty for something, his parents always something forbid for him, and girls do not perceive him at all.
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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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After reading Happyface and The Raven's Gate I found myself looking forward to reading my next illustrated novel - Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I'd been hearing a lot about this series but hadn't ever gotten around to reading them so I thought I'd give the first installment a whirl.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a fun, simple read that will leave you feeling happy and fulfilled, with no worry that the protagonist's heart will be broken being repair/they will remain a vampire/werewolf/other paranormal being forever with no hope of ever falling in love. No, no - none of that here. Just the trials and tribulations of a young boy trying to get through school without too many dramas - but don't even think about calling this book a diary, it's a journal, okay?

Greg is a loveable character from the outset of the story, where he has a rant about the fact this is NOT a diary but a manly journal that he will give out to journalists when he's rich and famous, instead of having to conduct interviews.

One of the great things about Greg is that he's well aware he's a bit of a loser and, although he's not comfortable with this position, he accepts that he's low down on the social hierarchy. However, this year he decides that he will be a loser no more and goes on a quest to get into the yearbook as `class clown', so he will be forever immortalised as a cool kid.

Unfortunately for Greg and his best friend Rowley, nothing they do seems to go to plan, which makes for hilarious writing and illustrations for us to enjoy. I think maybe my favourite mishap was the Trick or Treating escapade - but let's not forget the horror of the Cheese Touch, which I hope will be back in the next books!
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Bought it for my 7 year old who is a very good reader for his age, but read it myself as well (he's finished & on the second book, I'm NEARLY finished book 1!) Very amusing, even an adult would laugh at parts of it. It is very well observed.

I'm smiling as I think of one illustration: the narrator was commenting that his parents react differently to bad behaviour. His mother goes off & considers how to best punish the child, while the dad throws whatever is closest at hand in the offender's direction. This is accompanied by two wee cartoons. One shows the dad sitting in an armchair holding a newspaper with the caption 'Good time to make dad mad'. The second cartoon shows dad with some cement, holding a trowel & a small brick. The caption reads 'Bad time to make dad mad' (or words to that effect).... If that would offend you, leave this one on the shelf!

I don't think there is anything nasty or vile in this book that would make you hide it away from your child. The illustrations are funny as well. My son loved it & I think I'll end up buying the whole set. Hope that helps someone!
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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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