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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

Written by Jeff Kinney

Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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Holiday as only a Wimpy Kid can

February 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.

Andrea Reece

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Synopsis

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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I love this book.I started reading the diary of a wimpy kid book's when I was 6. I got the idea when my brother read the world book day (diary of Greg Heffley best friend Rowley Jefferson)book My favourite part is when Greg finds a big Spider in his slipper! I would definitely recommend it.

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This is an amazing book. 5 stars

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Press 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.

Hilarious   Telegraph.


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ISBN: 9780141385259
Publication date: 24/01/2019
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141385259
Publication date: 24th January 2019
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Jeff Kinney

A World Book Day Author 2019. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In 2018 Jeff Kinney was found to be the most popular author in schools in the UK in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, ...

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