The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood by Jeff Kinney

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

Written by Jeff Kinney

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Imagine all the Wimpy Kid laughs you've had from reading the diaries, all the best bits you talk about with your friends and all the cartoons of Greg Heffley you’ve had a go at drawing yourself… Now imagine it all – on screen! The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary goes behind the scenes to tell the story of Greg Heffley from the funniest cartoon character ever, to a real live person on the big screen. A full-colour diary complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and more hilarious Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to the phenomenally bestselling series and an essential companion for when the movie is released. Click here to view all the Wimpy Kid titles.


The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood by Jeff Kinney

The second Wimpy Kid film, of the book Rodrick Rules, is due for release in the UK on 27th May 2011. View a trailer here now.

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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.


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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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

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17th March 2010




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