One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: 150 million readers aren’t wrong Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley goes all existential in this the latest and as ever much-anticipated episode in the multi-million selling series. Is his life real, he wonders, or is he just the star in a secret TV series of his own life? Either way, he decides to act as if it’s the latter, even coining his own made-for-TV catchphrase, ‘Bite my Biscuit’! By the book’s final chapter, he’s got behind the camera himself and catapulted best friend Rowley to something like stardom! Kinney’s invention is as sharp as ever and this is full of scenes that will have children doubled-up with laughter. There’s a reason for the books’ phenomenal popularity with readers, and Double Down delivers another dose of irresistible reading.
Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle.
When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie ...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?
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...
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.
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.
It's rude, it's funny and it will chime with every 11-year-old who's ever started a new school. Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday
|Publication date:||1st November 2016|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books, Reviewed by Children|
A World Book Day Author 2019 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 ...More About Jeff Kinney