Also, there's a "Mad Pantser" on the loose, sneaking up behind and pulling down guys' pants to embarrass them. Greg's lazy, aimless Uncle Gary has nightmares about "monkeys in the walls. Like the other Wimpy Kid books, this humorously told and heavily illustrated story recounts the experiences and observations of hapless middle schooler Greg Heffley. This book includes Greg's "memories" of being in the womb, and the awkwardness of family restaurant dining, sharing space with an uninvited relative, and most of all, struggling to get a date for the school dance.
There's a very small amount of cartoon violence, as well as a few cartoon kisses, a "Mad Pantser" who pulls down guys' pants , and loads of other funny but painfully embarrassing moments. Parts of this book series have been made into movies , too.
Add your rating See all 3 parent reviews. Add your rating See all 23 kid reviews. Through journal entries and Kinney's trademark pen-and-ink illustrations, Greg also recounts a school controversy about toilet paper, a "Mad Pantser" who pulls down guys' pants at the most embarrassing moments, his deadbeat uncle, and his struggle to get a date for the school dance. As in the other Wimpy Kid books, Greg makes dozens of mortifying errors in judgment, and hilarity ensues.
Jeff Kinney's capacity to embarrass his character, Greg Heffley, and amuse his readers seems to know no bounds. Like the other volumes in the Wimpy Kid series, this book is full of mostly tame, middle-school-type humiliation and laughs. Kinney's memorable illustrations are as dynamic as they are funny, and as always, they tell as much of the story as the narrative does.
Wimpy Kid books have typically been popular with kids even as young as 7 or 8; however, as this particular installment focuses primarily on middle school life and the big dance as opposed to family life , some of the youngest Wimpy Kid readers might not be as excited about this book as they were about some of the others. Families can talk about embarrassing moments. Have you ever been embarrassed at school? What happened?
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Want personalized picks that fit your family? His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task.
To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? Book 9. A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid Life was better in the old days.
Or was it? With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Double Down Diary of a Wimpy Kid When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie. Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, 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 critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? More related to Valentine's Day. Chloe 4: Rainy Day. Book 4. Will she still go to the parties or feel sorry for herself at home? Feeling lonely and rejected, Chloe rallies and discovers that when you put yourself out there, amazing things can happen.
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A day for pink hearts! But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love Share in the hilarious adventures of everyone's favourite wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, in the highly-anticipated seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Also now a box office-busting major motion franchise with the third Wimpy Kid movie, Dog Days released in ! Other books in this series. Add to basket. Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney. The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney.
The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney. Double Down Jeff Kinney. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October , and was a 1 bestselling book. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time's 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.