Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel

Written by Jeff Kinney

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The best-selling Wimpy Kid charts new aspects of his life in his trademark frank and highly humorous diary. From reflecting on the time before he was born to his struggles to find a date for the Valentine Day’s Dance and the catastrophe that happens when he does, his middle-school life will resonate with all readers.

Greg Huffley’s view on life as told in words and pictures, brilliantly provides insight for both children and parents.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney

The Third Wheel is the hilarious next book in the brilliant, bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Perfect for readers of 8+ and all the millions of Wimpy Kid fans. A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His bestfriend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either but that's small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love...

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

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel


The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Sun Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet - The

Hilarious! - Sunday Telegraph

The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid! - Big Issue

About the Author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney has won six Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, two Children’s Choice Book Awards and, earlier this year, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted by schools in the UK as the most popular book in primary schools in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards.

Wimpy Wonderland Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited pages on the popular website.

Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been a permanent fixture high up in the UK Nielsen Bookscan Charts as well as the USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Wimpy Kid has been sold in more than 61 editions in 52 languages and appears on bestseller lists around the world. There are now more than 180 million books in the series in print around the globe.

Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available.

Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (2012), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (2013), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2014) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (2015).

Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.

Fans can interact with the brand at www.wimpykidclub.co.uk, on Facebook at WimpyKidBooksUK and on the YouTube.com/WimpyKid channel which has over 3 million views and over 21,000 subscribers.

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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

14th November 2012




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