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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Books 1-4: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, and Dog Days Hardcover – 2009

4.8 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1615579184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615579181
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 3.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,087,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jillian Gougeon on December 3, 2009
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My 8 year old son hated to read, no matter how much we worked with him he just wasn't interested. These Whimpy kid books has been the miracle we've been looking for. My son loves reading them and has such a strong interest. He reads so fast now so that he can get the next one of the series. He's on book #2 and almost finished and it's only been 3 weeks since I bought them. He'll have them all read before Christmas (which was suppose to be his Christmas presents, but we've had to give them to him early) and he loves reading at night in his room with his flash light. My son is very excited that #4 just came out that he rushed home to tell us. He doesn't know that we already have it waiting for him.
I hope the author writes more of these fantastic books for children!
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It was hard to find a good book for my 8yr old son to read and stick with it until his friend let him read the book and he fell in love with it. I ended up buying the set and he read all of them in less then a week! One morning he woke up extra early before school and started reading! Now that's a good book! I was amazed on how much he really liked them. Some may say they are not recommeneded for younger children because the main charecter lies, is a brat, and little things like that, but my son and I do like to talk about what happens in the books and he does understand right from wrong and how to treat people. So to me I personally think it's great book to teach life lessons on.
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The books are great, or at least the first one is great and the others are pretty good.
But I am mostly writing to ask why I would pay $36 for a box set of 4 if I can buy the 4 individual books for under $32? Pay $4 extra just for the box?
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I am a hardcore eBayer and i believe i can find everything cheaper than usual in eBay but this product proved me wrong.
it comes with excellent packaging and hardcover a complete 4 book of the series which i was dying to read. I would definitely
suggest this product to everyone who might have interested in it or looking for a book for their children or even themselves to read.
The story telling is perfect full of pictures with entertaining events.
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I bought these books for my 13 yr old son hoping they would change him. He is not a person who likes to read but after reading his first Diary of a wimpy kid book. Well lets just say he does not want to put the book down. I used to have to fight to get him to read and now he gets the book without having to be told. I am very happy these books came out.
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Our son recently was exposed to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. We ordered the box set as a Christmas gift for him. It was sold out in stores around us because of the popularity. The books do have some funny innuendo's that you may not want your kids repeating but it is age appropriate and our kids know what is appropriate for discussion with their friends. The books are crazy entertaining, funny, and will make you laugh out loud. We use them as bedtime reading. We take 30 minutes every night to read to our son and it is really enjoyable. There are illustrations that are quite funny as well.
These are books that our son does not mind reading over and over again. We do continue to purchase new books in the series as they come out also. The box that these come in make it easy to keep them all together.
I recommend these for kids in the 2nd grade through 5 or sixth depending on your child's maturity level. You will enjoy many laughs. Our entire family enjoys this series.
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I was a very avid reader by the time I was 9 and I tried tirelessly to get my 9 year to pick up a book to no avail, for him reading was a punishment. Then I got him "Diary of a wimpy kid" series for X-mas, he finished all four books in less than a month! Now in January I got him the last one for his birthday and three other books, and we have to tell him again and again to put the books down and do his stuff. Thank you Mr. Kinney, you made my son love books!
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I'm a grandmother who has given these to all my grandchildren. My 11 year old grandson calls me and reads pages to me often. We laugh and laugh. The author is wonderful and I'll always be grateful for all the fun I've had listening to these stories.
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