Holiday as only a Wimpy Kid can
January 2019 Book of the Month
The Heffleys head off on holiday in this latest Wimpy Kid adventure. It’s supposed to be a dream break but, as recounted by wimpy kid Greg in his usual doleful, deadpan way together with the action-filled comic-strip style illustrations, is pretty much a non-stop catalogue of disasters, from the moment the Heffleys pick up the wrong luggage on their (delayed) flight, to insect, bird and lizard attacks, a burst banana boat and nightmare cruise. It makes for very funny reading of course, and Kinney as ever absolutely nails family and teen life – I particularly enjoyed the subplot describing the miserable time had by big brother Roderick. Holiday reading doesn’t get any better than this.
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation.Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?
Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, The Getaway is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas.
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:||24th January 2019|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
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