Dec 032017
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Take it from this mum of six, if you’re planning a fun Christmas escape or road trip you might want to put together a special ‘holiday backpack’ for your little travellers. I always plan ahead and pack a range of boredom busters to get us to our holiday destination without going crazy: a notebook with pens/markers, a toy for pretend play, a game to play alone or with siblings, some snacks, a puzzle/brain teaser and of course a good read. The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book would be perfect for your upcoming Christmas vacation:

Today’s book review is brought to you by Tommie (9 years old):

Read more about your favourite teenager Gregory Heffley in the action packed adventure Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (RRP $14.99). Middle schooler Greg is looking forward to a traditional Heffley Christmas in front of the fire while Dad’s shovelling the drive in the cold, but instead he finds himself on a strange and faraway island where his parents want to ‘relive their honeymoon’. At first Isla de Corales with its beautiful hotels and good service doesn’t look that bad, except it seems that the whole world has decided to come celebrate Christmas on the small island!

It wouldn’t be a true Diary of a Wimpy Kid hit without a bunch of strange surprises, funny hiccups, silly incidents and loads of laughs. From venomous critters and painful sunburn to stomach trouble and a suitcase mix-up, it looks like the holiday is heading for distaster. Will Greg be able to stop Christmas turning into crisis?

I enjoyed this book because it’s really funny and interesting learning about Greg’s life in an awesome novel by one of the world’s best writers and drawers, Jeff Kinney. I think people my age will love this new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, it is one of my favourite book series.

To find out more Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, to browse the different titles in the series and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Dec 272016
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

After a very hot Christmas I’m rather happy with the cool change and the garden is loving the rain, even the kids don’t mind being stuck inside thanks to all the awesome books they received for Christmas. Every now and then I hear some giggling coming from the corner, proof that even after 11 books the Diary of Wimpy Kid series still delivers:

Sometimes you have to be creative to get what you want, something Greg is surprisingly good at in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (RRP $14.99). When Greg’s mum hides all the Halloween candy Greg decides to cheat in the school’s balloon competition to win a huge jar of candy corn, except things don’t go exactly as planned and he finds himself stuck with a rather awkward new playmate. To score himself an invitation to a popular Halloween party Greg even goes as far as to join the school band, but playing the French horn turns out to be much harder than he thought it would be.

Unfortunately the truth comes out at the school concert and his dad is far from pleased. Finding himself stuck on home detention and forced to properly learn to play the impossible French horn, without Halloween candy to keep him going, Greg decides to make a scary movie with the help of his friend Rowley…

To find out more Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, to browse the different titles in the series and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Dec 272015
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Are you trying to get the kids to open a book during the school holidays but not having any luck? Here’s a solution to that tricky problem: Jeff Kinney will win even the most stubborn readers over in a flash with his usual sense of humour in the latest addition to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid ‘Old School’ (RRP $14.99) Greg’s town is going back to basic and ‘unplugs’ for an entire weekend. People often say that things were better in the olden days, but is that really true? Join Greg as he sets up a lemonade stand, join the Homework Buddies, visits Rodrick at the Ice Cream Parlour, goes on school camp and discovers the secret of Silas Scratch. Filled with hilarious illustrations and funny stories that make readers laugh out loud this new Wimpy Kid adventure is the perfect holiday read.

To find out more Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, to browse the different titles in the series and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Nov 202014
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Did you know there are only 4 weeks left of this school term? Before you know it it’s time for Summer holidays and we’ve found the perfect holiday read that is sure to keep the kids quiet (aside from a loud laugh here and there!), check out the newest title in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series:

The Long Haul

Author Jeff Kinney has gained a huge following through his best selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series and fans around the globe have waiting for Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (RRP $14.99) to hit the shelves. Great news, you can stop counting down because it’s here!

For Greg Heffley it’s school holidays too and he is looking forward to doing absolutely nothing, except his mum has different ideas and decides to take the family on a road trip. Inspired by her favourite family magazine she has come well prepared with healthy snacks, a potty for Manny, interesting and educational car games, a Spanish language course and of course a ban on electronic devices, not exactly things Greg gets excited about.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Of course it wouldn’t be Diary of a Wimpy Kid worthy if the road trip wasn’t full of interesting and hilarious events. From stinky socks and fried butter on a stick to a bearded (and rather frightening) stranger and even a little piggy passenger, the Heffley family road trip is one that has to be read to be believed. Priced at $14.99 The Long Haul is a fabulous stocking filler for your young reader.

To find out more Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, to browse the different titles in the series and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Nov 172013
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Back in 2007 the world was first introduced to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, now six years and eight titles later the Dairy of a Wimpy Kid book series is more popular than ever with more than 3 million copies sold in Australia alone. Talented author Jeff Kinney has proven that even reluctant readers are keen to get stuck into a book as long as they feel connected to the story and it comes with lots of humour, and you have to admit: We’ve all felt like a wimpy kid sometimes!

Wimpy Kid Hard LuckFans worldwide have been counting down the days and this month it was finally time for the big reveal, the eighth and latest addition to the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, has been released and people are going crazy for it. In Hard Luck Greg is not too thrilled to lose his best friend Rowley… to a GIRL. Now that Abigail is in the picture their friendship is not what it used to be and Greg is not impressed by the changes. Cool bud Rowley no longer exists, it’s ‘Rowligail’ now.

Hard Luck 1

As we all know everyone needs a good friend to walk to school with, to help you with your homework and to sit next to during lunch. It’s time for Greg to find a new mate but that is not as easy as it sounds, even the Find-a-Friend Station in the playground doesn’t bring in any good candidates. Join Greg on his quest for a friend, become part of the Heffley family, see what the cool (and not so cool) kids get up to at school and, most importantly, get ready for lots of laughs.

Hard Luck 2

Because our kids are yet to start school I had never actually read a Wimpy Kid book myself, but after seeing a few sneak peeks here and there I immediately got why children and teens can’t get enough of these hilarious diaries. When kids open a Wimpy Kid book it doesn’t ‘feel’ like a book at all, it’s a unique combination of funny illustrations and short commentary describing the day-to-day life of ordinary teenagers just like them. Priced at just $14.99 (paperback) or $17.99 (hardback) the Wimpy Kid books are the perfect stocking filler for that hard-to-buy-for tween or teen, especially those who are usually not too keen on reading.

To find out more Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, to browse the different titles in the series and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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