Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dog Days

By Jeff Kinney
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9780810983915, 224pp.)

Publication Date: October 12, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover

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It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.
 
Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.”
 
Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything? 

F&P level: T




NPR
Friday, Jun 29, 2012

Author Jeff Kinney is a rock star in the middle school literary scene. His Diary of a Wimpy Kid books follow the misadventures of sad-sack sixth-grader Greg Heffley, who just wants to fit in. Kids love the gross-out humor, but librarians and teachers say the books also help them laugh at the indignities of life. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series centers on a smart-mouthed sad sack named Greg Heffley who just can't seem to win. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

If a comic book about surviving middle school doesn't sound like a must read to you, think again. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that Jeff Kinney's Dog Days — the latest in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series — hits home with any crowd. More at NPR.org

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