Category Archives: children’s Literature

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney

Yay!! No School ! This is the ninth book about Greg Heffley (the Wimpy Kid) of the title. Greg is looking forward to a long summer doing nothing but watching TV and playing video games. Unfortunately for Greg, his mother … Continue reading

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“The Wimpy Kid: Movie Diary” by Jeff Kinney

This book is different to the rest of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series in that it is about how they made a movie out of the book. There are still the cartoons and notebook style font of the … Continue reading

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“Matilda” by Roald Dahl

Yes it’s a children’s book, Emma was surprised I hadn’t read it, but then it first appeared after my childhood had finished, unlike “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“, “James and the Giant Peach” and “Danny: Champion of the World“, which … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck” by Jeff Kinney

The eighth book in the series, this is a little like “Dice Man“. Our “hero” Greg, having a run of bad luck, turns to a magic 8 ball to aid his decision making. More of the usual antics from Greg, … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney

The sixth book in the Wimpy Kid series and for me the least interesting. Maybe I’m getting jaded having read the first five, or maybe this is just not as funny as the earlier books. Greg and his classmates are … Continue reading

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“Going Solo” by Roald Dahl

This is the second part of Roald Dahl’s autobiography, the first was “Boy” about his childhood. Now in “Going Solo” we find the young Roald Dahl , fresh out of school with the Second World War looming. Generally, I only like … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney

If you are familiar with the Wimpy Kid books this is more of the same formula, Greg a middle school slacker wants to sit around playing video games but his parents have other ideas for him. Mom thinks he should … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” by Jeff Kinney

This might be called “The Growing Pains of the Wimpy Kid“, Greg is in a big rush to grow up, but is it all it is cracked up to be? Puberty is looming for Greg and his classmates. Rowley, Greg’s … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” by Jeff Kinney

These books are quite addictive, and are very quick to read, they may be over 200 pages but the combination of cartoons and the notebook style font make the word count on each page very low. Hence instead of reviewing … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” by Jeff Kinney

This is the second book about the Wimpy Kid, I can see me getting through the whole series rather rapidly. Rodrick is Greg’s older brother and bullies him at any opportunity. Rodrick is drummer of a heavy metal band Loded … Continue reading

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