Friday, July 23, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher / Date: Amulet / 2007
Themes: middle school; humor
Genre: fiction, chapter book
Summary: Greg writes about his life as a middle schooler in his journal or diary (though he specifically says it is not a diary). Author / Illustrator, Jeff Kinney's cartoon like drawings throughout the book and diary-like pages give the book a unique appearance that sparks interest. Though the book contains mild gross humor and language that many would consider disrespectful, it's redeeming qualities are that the humor and the success this book has had for getting even reluctant readers interested in reading. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-6: leisure reading
Notes: Consider the age and maturity level of the reader / audience. This book isn't for everyone.

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