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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel

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

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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

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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240 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 9


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

14th November 2012




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