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I picked up Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School this morning. My oldest daughter is in the third grade, and she loves this series. She is going to claim this book as soon as she gets home from school, so I took some time to read it before then. There is a lot going on in this book. The pet pig (from the last book) seems to have more privileges than Greg, Grandpa moves in with the Heffleys, Rodrick gets a job at the ice cream parlor, and a good chunk of the book is devoted to Gregs weeklong school trip to an old fashioned farm. As with the other books in the series, the book appears to have been written on notebook paper. The font looks like a childs handwriting, and the book is filled with funny stick figure illustrations. This is definitely part of what makes the Wimpy Kid books such a fun series. My oldest daughter loves to read and her fluency is advanced, but she is reluctant to read novels because she doesnt like that they dont have pictures. Books like these are wonderful for children like my daughter, as well as reluctant readers. Of course, the biggest draw to this book- and the series as a whole- is the humor. Sometimes the series gets a bad rap because the humor tends to be a little immature, but that doesnt mean that its not funny. I found myself smiling as I read through this book, and Gregs vision of the future- telling a drone that he didnt want mayonnaise on his burger- had me laughing out loud. And Greg is downright insightful when he says that older peoples recollections of the good old days are not always as accurate as they think. I would recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School. This is an immensely popular series. Greg Heffley is ultimately a good kid. He doesnt always make the right decisions, but there is usually a consequence as a result. Gregs flaws are what make him easy to relate to, and to empathize with. After all, making mistakes is part of growing up. Greg might be stuck in middle school forever, but that just means that we can continue to appreciate his experiences during those awkward years between childhood and adolescence. Check it out!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Audiobook – Unabridged Jeff Kinney (Author), Review
I read the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in one week to date while recovering from an accident, so I’ll do a blanket comment on the series on this one. The dialogue is believable as being written by a kid Greg’s age. He’s got a good heart, but he’s flawed in a lot of ways too. He’s under constant torment from wanna-be rock star older brother Rodrick, and overshadowed by pampered, precocious younger brother Manny who calls him "Bubby" at the worst possible moments. Best friend Rowley is a well-traveled, clueless only child who good naturedly goes along with most of Greg’s schemes; Greg dismisses him by saying things like "I don’t know why we’re even friends" and "I guess that’s why I put up with him" but on at least two occasions when he has upset Rowley to the point where they’re not speaking, Greg misses him terribly and ends up going out of his way to reconcile with him. Greg wants to be popular but struggles with his ordinariness. But that is what makes Greg so relatable: his ordinariness. He’s not the best looking, the brightest, the most talented, or the most anything. His deadpan, wry sense of humor made me laugh out loud several times, and I am well past the intended age group the book was written for. I hope Mr. Kinney takes Greg past middle school and beyond: I know I will be reading. -Read Reviews-
I liked this book because it was funny and how a kid gets into a car crash with his grandfather watching him it was hilarious and I hope Jeff Kenney writes more books good job Jeff Kenny keep diary of a wimpy kid series going