Thursday, June 11, 2009


If you haven't read a middle-grade book since you were twelve, please start here! You're gonna laugh so hard you'll pee yourself. I promise.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is told via cartoon format. The main character is a boy in middle school. He has an older brother who pounds on him every chance he gets, and a baby brother who gets all the positive attention from his parents.

The first book is mainly about his friendship with Rowley. And the sinister cheese on the playground. Other books are about his family, the soccer team, his older brother, and summer vacation.

The books began in 1994 as an online series at From idea to execution to publication, the first book took nine years to write (and illustrate). Kinney's goal was to write about all the funny parts of growing up and none of the serious ones.

There is plenty of humor on every page--the drawings are perfectly matched to bring out the more subtle layers of the text.


Chris Eldin said...

My firt summer middle-grade review.

Let the conversion begin.
(put down those literary pieces and lighten up)

Kristin Dodge said...

All of the cool kids are reading this. OK, my son loves the series. ;-)

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