Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Boys dont keep diariesor do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to Its a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where More...
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Boys dont keep diariesor do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to Its 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 youre 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 Rowleys 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 dont expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that. Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he wont do and what he actually does are two very different things. Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version ofDiary of a Wimpy Kidhas been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
Jeff Kinney is the author/illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestselling children's series "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." He was born in College Park, Maryland in 1971, and attended the University of Maryland in the 1990s. Kinney aspired to a career in cartooning following the experiences of publishing his "Igdoof" comic strip in the campus newspaper. Kinney has worked as a computer programmer, online game developer, and designer. He originally developed "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" online in installments on Funbrain.com. In 2006, Kinney signed a publishing deal to turn his work into a print series. Kinney is married and has two sons.