Exciting News for Wimpy Kid Fans

We heard the news first on Schu’s Blog of Lit and More and were so excited we had to share it here.  The hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, a favorite book series of my 9 and 10 year old girls, is being developed by Fox 2000 as a live-action family movie.  


The books feature handwritten text and comic book illustrations, focusing on awkward middle school student Greg Heffley. The series started out as a Web book on Funbrain.com in 2004.  The first novel came out last spring, and the second book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released last month.   The third installment in the five book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw is due to be released later this year.  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders everywhere are jumping for joy! 

6 Responses

  1. Yea! My daughter is reading the second one right now. She loved the first one (I gave it to her based on your daughter’s review.)

  2. Hee hee, don’t forget the first graders! 🙂 BB just finished the second one a few days ago and can’t WAIT for the third one to come out.

    There’s a fun, long-ish interview with the author, Jeff Kinney, here: http://www.bordersmedia.com/shows/live01/default.asp

  3. My 8 year old loves this book. Thanks for reporting the movie news!

  4. It is VERY exciting! 🙂

  5. I bought this book for my kids. I read it, and enjoyed it. Movie could be cool, for some reason animation would seem to fit it better, most be the illustrations.

  6. it is the best book i ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i LOVE diary of a wimpy kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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