Source
Scholastic Kids Press Corps
The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.
movie still from diary of a wimpy kid Failing to attain a much-desired "seat at the (lunch) table", Fregley (Grayson Russell, left), Greg (Zachary Gordon), and Rowley (Robert Capron) are banished to the cafeteria floor. (Photo: Rob McEwan/2010 20th Century Fox Corporation)

Movie Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Christopher Gathers Campbell | March 17 , 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Rated PG
Opens Nationwide March 19, 2010


Based on the bestselling book of the same name, Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie is about a wisecracking young boy and how he navigates his way through embarrassing situations in middle school. His main obstacle? His best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

Greg Hefley, the main character, is played by Zachary Gordon. The 12-year-old actor was most recently seen in Beverly Hill Chihuahua and The Search for Santa Paws. His best friend Rowley is played by Robert Capron, 12, last seen in Bride Wars. He also stars in the upcoming movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The cartoony book, written by author Jeff Kinney, and the live action movie follow the same basic plot.

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons," says Greg, the main character. You get the idea.

The characters are realistic and funny. I think kids will have a blast watching the story play out.

I really enjoyed this movie. There are lots of laughs and plenty of scenes straight from the book to keep fans of the series happy.

For more about the movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, check out the official website.

Kid Reporter Christopher Campbell attended press day for the opening of the new movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Check out his report on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps blog!

NEWS FOR KIDS, BY KIDS

Get the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    Twilight: Eclipse

    Twilight: Eclipse

    by Stephanie H. Meyer

    Once again Bella is encircled by danger as mysterious killings and a malicious vampire out for revenge overshadow Bella's upcoming graduation. Bella now faces the toughest decision of her life - her love for Edward or her friendship with Jacob. Life, death and the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf hang in the balance.

    $9.74 You save: 25%
    Paperback Book | Grades 9-12
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    Twilight: Eclipse
    Grades 9-12 $9.74
    Add To Cart
  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    Guided Reading Nonfiction 2nd Ed. + Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction Grade 6

    Guided Reading Nonfiction 2nd Ed. + Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction Grade 6

    Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction gives students the practice they need to read and understand the complex, informational texts that we encounter every day.
    Each Guided Reading Level Includes:
    • 60 Student Text Cards (10 cards; 6 copies each)
    • 1 Teacher’s Guide
    • Magazine-Style Storage Box

    Guided Reading Nonfiction Focus: 2nd Edition is packed with new nonfiction books and instructional resources that explicitly support deep comprehension with strategically challenging texts in a complex text continuum.
    Each Guided Reading Level Includes:
    • 60 Trade Books (10 books; 6 copies each)
    • 1 Teacher’s Guide
    • Teaching cards for Every Title (10 cards per level)
    • Attractive Storage Bins

    This bundle includes:
    • 581202 Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction Grade 6 (Levels T-Z)
    • 562166 Guided Reading Nonfiction 2nd Edition Grade 6 (Levels A-I)

    $3,002.36 You save: 39%
    Book Collection | Grade 6
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    Guided Reading Nonfiction 2nd Ed. + Guided Reading Short Reads Nonfiction Grade 6
    Grade 6 $3,002.36
    Add To Cart
Privacy Policy
EMAIL THIS

* YOUR FIRST NAME ONLY

* FRIEND'S FIRST NAME ONLY

* FRIEND'S EMAIL ADDRESS

MESSAGE
Here's something interesting from Scholastic.com