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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book #1)
by Jeff Kinney Illustrated by Jeff Kinney

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"Boys don't keep diaries, or do they?"

It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friends newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, "Just don't expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that." Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won't do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.3
Lexile Measure
970L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
ABC - ABRAMS BOOKS
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Diaries and Journals

About the Author and Illustrator

Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney is the author and illustrator of the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at other occupations that do not hinge on physical prowess.
Jeff Kinney Jeff Kinney is the author and illustrator of the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at other occupations that do not hinge on physical prowess.

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