“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney

I appreciate I am not the target audience for this book. It was recommended to me by one of my 11 year old pupils, Salome. There are maybe ten of these books, it seems something of a publishing phenomenon in children’s literature.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This is the first book about the Wimpy Kid (my copy tells me it was first published in the “English language” in 2007…what was it published in before ? Vogon?).

The Wimpy Kid is a self centred, lazy but bright middle school slacker, who goes by the name of Greg Heffley. He reminds me of Calvin from the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes”, as do his parents, the clueless dad and the dominant mum. Greg is no role model but his flaws are realistic. Heffley’s loyal friend is Rowley Jefferson, who acts as the counterpoint to Greg’s  failures. A delinquent elder brother, Rodrick, a spoilt toddler brother, Manny, and Fregley, the cheerful schoolyard pariah, make up the Wimpy Kid’s neighbourhood.

The book is part written in a curious notebook font and part comic book, and it is “definitely not a diary” according to the first page but a JOURNAL. There is humour of a rather juvenile kind and it brings back some memories of how bad school actually was.

I have just found a Georgian Language version, interesting.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid/წრიკა ბიჭის დღიური

My rating : 4 out of 5

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About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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