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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Hardcover
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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-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 with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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There is a lot going on in this book. The pet pig (from the last book) seems to have more privileges than Greg, Grandpa moves in with the Heffleys, Rodrick gets a job at the ice cream parlor, and a good chunk of the book is devoted to Greg’s weeklong school trip to an old fashioned farm.
As with the other books in the series, the book appears to have been written on notebook paper. The font looks like a child’s handwriting, and the book is filled with funny stick figure illustrations. This is definitely part of what makes the Wimpy Kid books such a fun series. My oldest daughter loves to read and her fluency is advanced, but she is reluctant to read “novels” because she doesn’t like that they don’t have pictures. Books like these are wonderful for children like my daughter, as well as reluctant readers.
Of course, the biggest draw to this book- and the series as a whole- is the humor. Sometimes the series gets a bad rap because the humor tends to be a little immature, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not funny. I found myself smiling as I read through this book, and Greg’s vision of the future- telling a drone that he didn’t want mayonnaise on his burger- had me laughing out loud. And Greg is downright insightful when he says that older people’s recollections of the “good old days” are not always as accurate as they think.
I would recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School. This is an immensely popular series. Greg Heffley is ultimately a good kid. He doesn’t always make the right decisions, but there is usually a consequence as a result. Greg’s flaws are what make him easy to relate to, and to empathize with. After all, making mistakes is part of growing up. Greg might be stuck in middle school forever, but that just means that we can continue to appreciate his experiences during those awkward years between childhood and adolescence.
However, he LOVES LOVES LOVES the Diary of a wimpy kid books. This latest one Old school he read in 1 day..YES 1 whole day..
When done reading all he had to say while beaming ear to ear was "I love this author".. I thought it was so cute.
I TOTALLY RECOMMEND the entire series..5 stars!
Mr. Jeff Kinney, I don't know how fast you can write but I so hope you're working on the next one..I need you.
To have struggling readers highly engaged in a book is truly AMAZING... Thank You!
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