One of our Books of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Book of the Month Old School is number ten in the multi-million-selling Wimpy Kid series and author Jeff Kinney is on very good form. The generation gap is something of a theme in this episode: Greg doesn’t understand his parents’ conviction that everything was better in their day – he can’t imagine a world without baby wipes and his mum’s campaign to get people to put away all electronic devices for 48 hours is just embarrassing. When Grandpa move in with them family tensions rise and some very funny scenes result, one involving a party for Grandpa’s regiment of on-line girlfriends, another involving Greg’s brother Rodrick, a mascot costume, and the police. Things get so bad in fact that Greg chooses to go on the school trip – Wimpy Kid fans will know how out of character that is. Greg’s diary entries – words and pictures - are as funny as ever, and this is irresistible reading. ~ Andrea Reece
Life was better in the old days. Or was it?
That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.
With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?
Wimpy kid fans can find out lots more about the Diary of a 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...
Praise for Jeff Kinney:
The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Sun.
Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet. Independent.
The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid . Big Issue.
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd November 2015|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
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 ...More About Jeff Kinney
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