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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw: Book 3

In the event you are waiting for the third book in the very entertaining bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, titled The Last Straw, the release date is January 17, 2009.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

by Jeff Kinney

Ages: 9 – 12

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Amulet Books; 1 edition (January 17, 2009)

The Synopsis:

… Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones. …

Now of course if you can’t wait that long, October 15, 2008, is the release date for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Diary – a perfect companion to the series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself BookDiary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Diary

by Jeff Kinney

Reading level: Ages 9-12


Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Amulet Books; 1 edition (October 15, 2008)

It is a fun interactive ‘journal’ that uses the same amusing humor as the books. The journal is filled with comics, fun personal trivia questions, and plenty of blank spaces enabling kids to have their own say. I see this journal as a very clever way to inspire children to do some reading with out even realizing they are in fact reading. I would even go as far as to say it is quite thought provoking, it encourages children to talk about themselves, complete and write their own comics, and document favorite and not so favorite things.

“The writing is sharp, and the artwork, though deceptively simple, is both entertaining and expressive . . . adding comic punch to these funny-because-they’re-true scenes . . .” —Bookpage

Links:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rule
Book 3 has a cover! – a post by Jeff Kinney at Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blog.
Review of the Day: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – a post by A Fuse #8 Production.
What’s Hot? Diary of a Wimpy Kid – a post by Elizabeth’s Children’s Book Blog

Source of book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself – Amulet Books

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