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About the Author

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and four-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. 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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Revised edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810989956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810989955
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Customer Reviews

My 7 year old loves this book.
Andrew
I have had the hardest time getting my son to read and he loves this book!!
mchable
She loves that she can write in it and draw her own pictures in it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By S. O'Donnell on May 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Like virtually every other kid on the planet, my 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter both LOVE the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. My son hates art - hates it - so I didn't think he'd like the Do-it-Yourself version. I was so wrong. Not only does he love it, but he'll sit for ages trying to draw a "just right" picture. When he's not around, I'll catch my daughter sneaking the book to her bedroom (I am NOT making this up). When she sees me, she says, "I'll just do one. He won't like this one, Mom, I promise." It's adorable. I plan to buy her one of her own.

If your kids are on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, don't pass this one up. It still has lots of reading, but it has plenty of writing/drawing opportunities that will hook even art haters.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By E. Howard on December 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My 7 year old son was obsessed with filling out this entire book. We had to MAKE him put it down to do anything else! He loves the book series and this one was even more fun for him. I highly recommend!
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34 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. Walker on June 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jewlsher on February 8, 2013
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Great book for keeping my son occupied. He loved filling the information and answering the questions. Some parts were even funny.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Joseph on February 21, 2013
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This keeps my 7 year old engaged all the time...She loves all the books, now she gets to create a story of her own....
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mhlane on February 17, 2013
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Great series of books for kids. My son loves the and we trying to complete his set of the series. Well worth it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave B on February 12, 2013
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My 11 year old has read the entire series 5 times! He cant get enough of them. Get them all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Gregory on April 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover
We bought this book for our grandson when he was 8-years-of-age. He wasn't too interested in books or reading or sitting still at that age. However, this book was a breakthrough for him. He took great interest in the activities and filled out the book in its entirety. Going back now, I can't help but laugh at the hillarious work he did in this book. This is a great activity book for just about anyone from ages 5 through 15! Highly recommended!
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