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! 

Guest Blogger: 10 Year Old’s Review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

21mytgj3nxl_aa115_.jpgHave you ever thought about keeping a diary?  Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a really great book.  On the inside, the book looks as if it’s someone’s real writing in a diary or a journal, like they wrote the book with a pen or pencil.  There are illustrations that look like doodles and they are really cool.

Greg is a middle school student, and he’s not in the popular crowd.  He plays a lot of video games and has a friend in the neighborhood that’s kind of a dork.  His mom suggests that he keep a diary.  He insists that it’s a journal, NOT a diary, because diaries are for girls.  Greg has a big brother, Rodrick, who drives him nuts.  Rodrick is in a band called Loaded Diaper, but spelled Loded Diper.  Rodrick is not very smart.  Rodrick plays pranks on Greg.  Greg writes about everything from school to snow.  He and his friend also make funny comic strips.

I liked this book for it’s humor and goofiness.  Boys or girls would like this book because it’s LOL funny.  There is a sequel coming out on February 1st, so if you like this one, you’ll want to get the next one, too.

I would like to thank Book Mama for telling my mom about this book. I loved it!