Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written by Jeff Kinney
Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. The 1st in the brilliant Wimpy Kid series that has taken the US, and now the UK by storm. The illustrations and story hillariously chart Greg's life at a new school.

Synopsis

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley's friendship unfolds with hilarious results.

Jeff Kinney comments on his Best Children’s Book of the Last 10 Years win: ‘I'm thrilled and honestly stunned that kids in the UK voted Diary of a Wimpy Kid as the best children's book of the past ten years. When I saw the terrific books on the Blue Peter shortlist, I thought mine didn't stand a chance. I'm so grateful to all of the Wimpy Kid fans in the UK who have supported my books right from the beginning. I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of them over the past year and I can't wait to come back to say 'thank you' for this great honour in person!’

You can download a fun new facebook app, Cheese Touch - and find out lots more about Wimpy Kid at the Wimpy Kid Club!

You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers.

It's not essential to read the books in order but in case you want to here's the order...

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

Reviews

Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday: "It's rude, it's funny and it will chime with every 11-year-old who's ever started a new school."

About the Author

Jeff Kinney

Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children’s, said: “Millions of kids in the UK are readers because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And Jeff’s new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, is the funniest yet. Alongside Jeff’s funniest tour ever, this is set to be another great milestone for this incredibly popular and original superbrand.”

Jeff Kinney is the second biggest selling writer of children’s fiction in the UK this year (behind David Walliams), and sales of his books totalled £2.9m from the beginning of 2014 until the end of August, according to Nielsen BookScan.
The eighth book in the series, Hard Luck, had a UK first printing of 800,000 copies, making it Penguin's biggest-ever first printing of a children's book.

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Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland, USA, and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called ''Igdoof'' in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.

However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in 1998 he started writing down ideas for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which when released as a print series in April 2007, became a New York Times bestseller, eventually reaching the #1 spot. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was released in January 2008 and also became a #1 bestseller.

The Diary of A Wimpy Kid series is now an international bestseller and has now been made into two blockbuster films. As well as being a bestselling author, Jeff is also an online developer and designer. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Here's Jeff talking about Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever in this video:

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Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Jeff Kinney
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Author's Website

www.wimpykid.com/

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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2008

ISBN

9780141324906

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