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Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

February 5, 2011

Greg Heffley barely survived the summer and has just started the seventh grade.  There was a little incident over the summer that Greg doesn’t want anyone to know about.  Unfortunately his brother, Rodrick, witnessed it and has been using it to blackmail Greg ever since.  Ever since then, Greg and Rodrick haven’t been getting along, so their mother steps up her efforts to get them to do things together, but most of her efforts backfire.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney is the second book in the wonderful Wimpy Kid series, and it is just as funny as the first.  I just love Greg – he’s just a typical middle school kid, even if he does think a little highly of himself.  He puts off doing homework since they’re calling for snow and he figures school will be canceled.   He spends more time trying to figure out how to get out of work than the work would take.   He’s worried about his image, especially with the girls.  I just love this book (and the first one in the series) and think young readers will too!  Kids will relate to Greg and/or his best friend Rowley.

Just as the first book in the series was, this book is written on lined paper in a font that looks like handwriting.  It also has simple black and white drawings that add to its charm.

If you have a middle grade reader in your life, you must get this series in their hands – you’ll both enjoy the books.  There’s a reason Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are so popular!

For more children’s books reviews, go to Booking Mama’s feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week,  leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

I won this book in a contest on Bookin’ with Bingo.   I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2011 7:24 am

    I remember seeing when you won this set and looking forward to the reviews! This one sounds as fun as the first!

  2. February 5, 2011 7:59 am

    So glad you are enjoying the Wimpy Kid series. My 3rd graders couldn’t get enough of them!!

  3. February 5, 2011 8:00 am

    I do wonder if I would have liked this book as a kid, I did like pretty colors and images..

  4. February 5, 2011 9:21 am

    This is a fun sounding series that I have not tried yet.

  5. February 5, 2011 9:23 am

    I think these might be fun to read to Booking Son! Thanks for sharing!

  6. February 5, 2011 9:28 am

    My daughter loves this series. I really need to read the most recent one.

  7. February 5, 2011 10:03 am

    This series never sits on my library shelves longer than one hour!! Kids gobble them up from 5th grade to 8th grade!! 😀

  8. February 5, 2011 1:46 pm

    Wasn’t this fun? Oh my! I’m getting withdrawals now. Had you reviewed the first book in this series? I seem to have missed your review – let me go look for it.

  9. February 5, 2011 2:23 pm

    I think my son will love this series when he is a little older. He just discovered Captain Underpants, which his sister loves reading to him.

  10. February 5, 2011 2:51 pm

    hmmm i think i should just start to invest in this series and collecting them for the 5 year old wee boy. The high schooler is too cool for Wimpy-dom but i think he’ll be hooked once he starts.

  11. February 6, 2011 7:05 pm

    My son just loves these books and I am going ti have to be on the lookout for this one. Though it’s a little young for him, he seems to gobble them up like candy! Great review!

  12. February 7, 2011 9:03 pm

    My son continues to love these books … and even started his own diary just like Greg! Gotta love a series that gets kids to read, write and draw!

  13. February 8, 2011 12:55 am

    This whole series sounds really great.

  14. February 8, 2011 1:11 pm

    I really must read the whole series! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Dog Days, when the boys create ads for their new business. Hilarious!!

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