Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Ha ha, very funny book, a lovely way to spend a relaxed Saturday afternoon.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid tells of the adventures of Greg and his best friend(s) as they try to survive middle school. Greg is a great character and I can imagine that he's convinced many young boys to read his diary, writing which, as Greg will tell you on the first pages, was definitely not his idea!

This a graphic novel with a difference. Really fun, genuine and endearing, I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

And I'm happy to be discovering books that my son will be interested in when he's older - much older, as he's 6 months today, but still. I always imagined I'd have a daughter and I had tons of stuff in mind for her to read when the time came. I thought I'd be at a loss with a boy and so discovering great books like this one makes me extra happy!

Challenges: 2010 Countdown Challenge, Graphic Novels Challenge


anothercookiecrumbles said...

I loved this book - was so thoroughly entertained by it! Agree with you on it being fun, genuine and endearing. :)

I've not read the next book in the series, but I hope it'll live up to this one.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I got this book for my brother a year or so ago and he really enjoyed it. I'm kind of reading it now (slowly!). It's surprisingly hard to find books for boys. Or maybe they just don't like to read as much as girls?

joanna said...

anothercookie - the only person I know who read more than the first one is 9, but he sure liked the rest of the series! :-)

Trish - I think it's just because we're girls... Now that I'm actively looking I'm finding tons of stuff that boys enjoy!