BookMentors

the book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)

by Jeff Kinney

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where...

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, �Just don’t expect me to be all �Dear Diary’ this and �Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: T

Hardcover - 224 pages - in English - $13.95
ISBN: 0810993139 (ISBN13: 9780810993136)
Published Apr 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
First published 2001

requested by

Mr. Scott (Third Grade Teacher)

at Tindley Renaissance Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Here since Aug 13, 2018

Open requests - 12 Books received - 12

I am in my third year of teaching elementary; my 1st year I taught 2nd, then moved to an art position for half the year and finally to third. I teach at a school serving over 75% of low-income families.

I am working on a goal for my students to reach 1,000 books by the end of their third grade year.

why I requested this book

This book will add to my collection to foster a love for reading. Students must love to read to get better st reading. I want to be able to give them multiple...

This book will add to my collection to foster a love for reading. Students must love to read to get better st reading. I want to be able to give them multiple reading options at multiple generes. Introducing them to multiple generes prepares them to operate in the real world as well as state tests.

the class

My class is just beginning third grade. They are coming to me with a low ELA ability and I want to help build that up which I can do through reading.

My class is just beginning third grade. They are coming to me with a low ELA ability and I want to help build that up which I can do through reading.

comments

Please, login or sign up to be able to post comments.