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Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

February 19, 2011

It’s a new year and time to make New Year’s Resolutions, but what’re you supposed to do when you’re practically perfect like Greg Heffley, or as he says:

Well, the problem is, it’s not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I’m already pretty much one of the best people I know.

So this year my resolution is to try and help OTHER people improve.  But the thing I’m finding out is that some people don’t really appreciate it when you’re trying to be helpful.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney had me laughing out loud right from the beginning of the book.  While Greg’s on a mission to improve everyone around him, his father’s on a mission to improve Greg.  When his dad finds Greg wearing his mom’s robe, he decides it’s time to toughen him up, so he signs him up for soccer and a summer program at a military school.

Not one to let things go that easily, Greg comes up with plans of his own, and the ensuing adventures are nothing short of hilarious!  I can see why the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series is so popular – I just love these books!  Made to look like a diary – complete with lined pages and drawings – these books will even appeal to reluctant readers.  If there’s a young reader in your life, you have to get these books in their hands – they might even become inspired to keep their own diary journal.  I can’ t wait to read the next two books in the series!

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 19, 2011 6:46 am

    This book reminds a bit of The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams! Such a funny and cute story. I haven’t read this series, but everytime I read a review for it they always say that it’s hilarious. It really sounds like a wonderful read. 🙂 Great review.

  2. February 19, 2011 6:56 am

    I am sure I would have liked them now. Cos when I was younger I read these books about a boy and his diary, hilarious, and sometimes pics there too

  3. February 19, 2011 8:33 am

    These books sound adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  4. February 19, 2011 8:37 am

    I’m so impressed with how much you have liked these books!

  5. February 19, 2011 8:47 am

    My younger daughter needs a “life stage” book for the What’s in a Name 4 Challenge. I think I’ll recommend these!

  6. February 19, 2011 10:40 am

    Yep…these are fantastic books and I can not keep them on the shelves at all. Every day I check out his books!!! 😀

  7. February 19, 2011 11:07 am

    I think this is what the Easter bunny will be bringing my “kids”

  8. February 19, 2011 11:14 am

    My girls love these books! It is the only series they have both sat and read.

  9. February 19, 2011 3:53 pm

    I’m pretty sure I’ll like this. I definitely want to read it before I see the movie adaptation.

  10. February 19, 2011 5:23 pm

    I need to re-read these books and write down some of Greg’s gems. Thanks to this series, I now call my sneakers “wild boys,” but I think that’s not until the 5th book.

  11. February 19, 2011 8:22 pm

    This was my favorite Wimpy Kid book! I loved how Greg wanted so much to help that he came across as too helpful yet blunt!

  12. February 20, 2011 6:45 pm

    I feel like I am really missing out on the Wimpy adoration… I keep smiling whenever I see the book covers.

  13. February 20, 2011 7:39 pm

    I have a friend whose son is learning to read on his own with these books. I think they sound so amazingly funny and also think they capture the spirit of that age group just perfectly.

  14. February 21, 2011 8:26 pm

    These books are so fun, aren’t they? My Little One is dreading getting to this one because it is the last one I think. And thanks for the linky love … my Little One was so impressed with himself that he was featured on my blog. He thinks he is famous! I hope Mr. Kinney writes some more of these books!

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