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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid # 1

by Jeff Kinney

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2007 | Hardcover

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid # 1 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 38.
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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 in

Published: April 1, 2007

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810993139

ISBN - 13: 9780810993136

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Book To Read REVIEW OF DAIRY OF A WIMPY KID I got this book one year ago and it took me a week and a half to read it. I really liked it because it relates to some of my times, like I remember when it was my first day of Middle School, it was scary because when I walked in to the school it was crazy, it was totally new to me, and I didn’t know anyone because it was my first day in the school. Then I walk in to the grade six area and I saw all of my friends there and they were with people from other schools and it was weird because I never ever talk to anyone of them and I didn’t know them. But then we stared to talk with each and I got along with some of them. So this book dose kind of relate to my first year of six grade. Slowly I get used to School.  At last I want to say that this is overall a good book. I enjoyed reading it a lot. In this book author says that don’t expect everything from me and he introduces himself as an unlikely hero. I really liked this book and recommend you guys to read it once to know everything about it.  
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really A Good Book REVIEW OF DAIRY OF A WIMPY KID I got this book one year ago and it took me a week and a half to read it. I really liked it because it relates to some of my times, like I remember when it was my first day of Middle School, it was scary because when I walked in to the school it was crazy, it was totally new to me, and I didn’t know anyone because it was my first day in the school. Then I walk in to the grade six area and I saw all of my friends there and they were with people from other schools and it was weird because I never ever talk to anyone of them and I didn’t know them. But then we stared to talk with each and I got along with some of them. So this book dose kind of relate to my first year of six grade. Slowly I get used to School.  At last I want to say that this is overall a good book. I enjoyed reading it a lot. In this book author says that don’t expect everything from me and he introduces himself as an unlikely hero. I really liked this book and recommend you guys to read it once to know everything about it.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really A Good Book REVIEW OF DAIRY OF A WIMPY KID I got this book one year ago and it took me a week and a half to read it. I really liked it because it relates to some of my times, like I remember when it was my first day of Middle School, it was scary because when I walked in to the school it was crazy, it was totally new to me, and I didn’t know anyone because it was my first day in the school. Then I walk in to the grade six area and I saw all of my friends there and they were with people from other schools and it was weird because I never ever talk to anyone of them and I didn’t know them. But then we stared to talk with each and I got along with some of them. So this book dose kind of relate to my first year of six grade. Slowly I get used to School.  At last I want to say that this is overall a good book. I enjoyed reading it a lot. In this book author says that don’t expect everything from me and he introduces himself as an unlikely hero. I really liked this book and recommend you guys to read it once to know everything about it.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The novel Has Great Features  REVIEW OF DAIRY OF A WIMPY KID I got this book one year ago and it took me a week and a half to read it. I really liked it because it relates to some of my times, like I remember when it was my first day of Middle School, it was scary because when I walked in to the school it was crazy, it was totally new to me, and I didn’t know anyone because it was my first day in the school. Then I walk in to the grade six area and I saw all of my friends there and they were with people from other schools and it was weird because I never ever talk to anyone of them and I didn’t know them. But then we stared to talk with each and I got along with some of them. So this book dose kind of relate to my first year of six grade. Slowly I get used to School.  At last I want to say that this is overall a good book. I enjoyed reading it a lot. In this book author says that don’t expect everything from me and he introduces himself as an unlikely hero. I really liked this book and recommend you guys to read it once to know everything about it.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I really love this book. I truly recommend it to anyone starting middle school. It has everything you need to know and Greg experiences. It talks about how middle school is hard because of all the drama, bullies populairty and so much more. This book is so realistic. I'm still in middle school and i see so much of this happening everyday. i mostly see bulling. People bully people for no reason at all, just because your size and skin colour aren't like theirs. Sometimes people just dont have sense. I really liked the way how Greg and Rowley tried to fit in. Rowley was just himslef and he didnt care what others think of him. On the other hand Greg tried doing so many things just to be cool and popular. That really didnt worked to well. I also really liked when Greg's mom talked to greg and asked him what was up. It is also very good to talk to an older aldut for some advice and input. Through out reading this book i felt sorry, sad and happy. I felt sorry because when Rowley broke his arm because of the tricyle and football game with greg. I felt sad because Greg and Rowley were not talking to each other and everyone wanted them to fight. I felt happy when greg and rowley made up. 
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son LOVED this book !!! Never have I read a book to my son where he laughed out loud and asked me to re-read pages because he thought they were sooo funny ! We just finished reading it last night and he said as soon as I closed it up, " Buy the next one Mom !!!"
Date published: 2011-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My seven year old son loves this book. My son loves to read this book any chance he can get. I find some of the words a bit inappropriate for his age. The word moron is used quite often in the book - which is a word we do not use in our house. However, I took it as an opportunity to discuss with my son the meaning of the word and why we don't use it.
Date published: 2011-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An extremely hilarious book I recommend this book to children\teens that has problems in high or elemtary school because this book is about a kid that has struggles with his life and how he get through it. When i read this book I found it funny, entertaining, and educational because the mistakes the kid does are the mistakes I would, could, and did do when i was a child myself. And i learned got to see a preview of waht he would do to solve that problem and learn from it. When i saw the trailers for the movie i didn't find as entertaining as the book because the erlationship with the ook and the movie was to far apart. After reading the first "diary of a wimpy kid" book i wanted to see the second one, to see if it was as entertaining as the first one and i must say that the whole diary of a wimpy kid series is very much both entertaing and educational for students and teens. I recommend the first to last book of the diary of a wimpy kid to teens and students.
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This really was a great book! This book was one of the greatest books i have ever read, this book really inspired me to read more books just like this one.
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and funny:D i got into the diary of a wimpy kids series because i heard that the movie was coming out but yet i didnt watch it so i decided to start reading one of them i have to admit it was pretty funny.... they way Jeff Kinney writes these books is like he is an actual child inside a human body because its exactly how a kid should act but overall fairly good book and very funny somehting people should read to cheer them up or if they just want to have a good laugh
Date published: 2010-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Getting my son to pick a book and read is torture. I bought him the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and he has read them all from cover to cover more than once. Not only that, he takes excellent care of them and forbids his sisters from touching them. Thank you Jeff Kinney for making reading fun!
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect very very good book, best one i've read!!!!!! i suggest this for kids from 7-15ish. i like cheese.
Date published: 2010-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from At first glance, not for a 7 year old! (and probably not even a 9 year old!) Ok, I admit, I've not read this book. It was recommended to me at a Chapter's store. I was looking for a book for my 7 year old son who is a fairly advanced reader. I read the first 8 or 10 pages. I thought it was pretty cute UNTIL I came across two parts which I found very inapropriate. In one passage he speaks of ensuring he sits between "two HOT GIRLS" in his classroom (vs sitting between two unattractive boys). I found calling girls "HOT" in a children's book very ODD. A page or two later the main character speaks of one of those girls possibly "liking him because he has a CUTE BUTT". Seriously, do we need to encourage this sexualized talk with our kids? They'll get it enough from the rest of the world, and in their later years. I just don't think that this is the kind of thing that my 7 year old son needs to read. (and I'm FAR from a prude, FYI). I put the book back, and informed the employee of my concerns!
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheesy Laughter Diary of a Wimpy Kid submerges us into the world of Middle school. Greg Heffley is the arrogant yet lovable main character. His gullible best friend Rowley, is the sometimes sidekick. And there is a piece of nasty cheese stuck to the playground. Follow Greg & Rowley through this eventful school year. From Halloween and Snowdays to Gym class and avoiding the Cheese. Will their friendship survive when one becomes 'popular'? This hilariously funny story will have you laughing out loud. Recommended for readers of all ages.
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend ,this book to anyone male or female from 8 upwards Hilarious and not just for boys, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has already been a huge success in America and across the world. Originally published as a series of cartoons, it is now available in book format complete with illustrations and at least two more books are due to follow. The book introduces us to Greg Heffley, Greg is stuck in the middle wherever he goes, as he is trapped between an annoying younger brother and a sneaky older one and has also just started middle school, where he is not quite part of the popular set but not a complete loser. Greg’s trials and mishaps at middle school are hilariously recounted and are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. This book will hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader as you will be racing ahead to find out what Greg gets up to next as he battles bullies, brothers, parents and teachers and attempts to become one of the popular kids even cashing in on his hapless best friend’s rising star. I would recommend ,this book to anyone male or female from 8 upwards it’s a hoot
Date published: 2009-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never Too Old I might be a little too old to read books like this, but I did enjoy it. it was a cute story, and really did remind me of my days in middle school. I would most likely give it to any little boy reaching the age of middle school.
Date published: 2009-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this concept! What a great idea for a book!! I love the style of it being written in a diary although the main character prefers it be called a journal. The small cartoons are hilarious and really add to the book. I will definitely have my sons read it when they are older!
Date published: 2009-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kudos to Jeff Kinney and Greg Heffley I have read all three of the books in this series, and I have to say, although short and easy to read these are one of the funniest books I have ever read. Honestly I find myself laughing every time I turn a page! Great for skeptical readers- two thumbs up for both Jeff Kinney and Greg Heffley!
Date published: 2009-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOL! Wow! It was great! It was very funny and exciting and fast! I read it in a day! Anyway i love all the diaries! And by the way how Rowley ate "the chesse" was NASTY!!!
Date published: 2009-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for all ages! This book was so cute and funny. The illustrations were great and really helped the story move along. The themes of silbling rivalry, friendship and growing pains were something that everyone can relate to. Recommended for kids and adults who wish they still were!
Date published: 2009-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is great i only read three pages and i loved it. If you havent read it i really reccomend it. All of my friends are wanting that book but i am still reading it. Any ways ya itz a great book! =]
Date published: 2009-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious!!! I picked this up and read it in a day. This is a book designed with both kids and adults in mind. It is hilarious, charming and leaves you wanting more. Which is good because book 3 just came out. Pick it up, it's worth it for the laugh out loud fun of it!
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It was not only funny and fun to read but I had NO idea guy thought like that!! It was so cool to read!!
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and fun Jeff Kinney is brilliant. To create a "a novel in cartoons" is the perfect blend between the comic strips and the off-the-cuff humour that kids (and some adults) like. From page one I was enamored by Greg Heffley, a junior high student, who is kind of, "junior." He is stuck in the middle of his older uncultured brother Rodney and his younger "can do no wrong" sibling Manny. He seems to want to make new friends, but has a soft spot for dim-witted friend Rowley. He is a man with a plan though and he will make his mark one way or another. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out the way he plans. Greg's "Journal" takes us through a year in his life as he tries to avoid the "cheese smelling touch" (which is probably my favourite parte in the whole book as it is totally a public school antic) of the school, braves haunted houses and poorly conceived wrestling classes and much more. This book is great for "reluctant readers", beginning readers and kids who really like to laugh. I think that anyone can connect to Greg's experiences because we have all found ourselves in the middle at some point in our life.
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from funny like how rowley ate the chees hahahaha i love it its amzing like this is the only book that i love its too funny hahaha
Date published: 2008-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Good Book I think it is a very hilarious collection of books. I like it alot because it is amazing. It makes me wonder what is going to happen next in the book. My friend loves this book too! I like this book best because its just hilarious.
Date published: 2008-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey! Read! More! Ok so first off i am a VERY fluent and expressive reader. The only books that have interested me though are the harry potter series and some other couples. I have a hard time trying to find that book that is just right for me. But then when i first saw this first book at chapters a month ago i picked it up. Next thing you know i was hooked i couldnt stop reading it! full of laughs! full of hilasrious stories!! the characters are hilarious! theres drawings so your not bored to death! the text is nice to look at! and its just all around a funny and good book to read! I extremely reccomend this book to anyone 10+
Date published: 2008-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for reluctant readers As an elementary school teacher, it is difficult to find books that appeal to those students who find reading difficult or boring. This book is a very non-threatening looking book that students can read quickly. The language is very kid-oriented and the drawings add something that many other books for kids this age do not. I have several copies of both books in the classroom and they are signed out for the full year.
Date published: 2008-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Diary of a Wimpy Kid What I found intriguing about this book is all the side characters. The main character Greg Heffley did not appeal to me and I found him rather dull. However I loved his mother and her tactics for raising her children. Hurrah for her technique in punishing her children and there is nothing wiser than a mother that makes her children appreciate the live arts. Greg’s best friend’s father is also a great character, always on the internet checking the rating for Greg’s latest video game he wants to play with Rowley. Even Greg’s little brother Manny is funnier than Greg and his older brother who is into heavy metal music (which his mother likes to dance to) adds interest to the story.
Date published: 2008-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awsome This book is filed with funny and exciting adventures wiht greg and his friend rowley. I would not suddgest this book for young kids due to not bad words but imature words such as butt crack and hot girls etc..........but its still fun, i cant wait for teh third bok teh last straw and i want to read teh second rodrec rules by Jeff Kinney
Date published: 2008-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for reluctant readers. Written just as if he was filling out a journal ( I specifically wanted one that didn't say diary!!) in hand printing and totally filled with cartoons boys would just love this book. He is not perfect, sometimes he is not even nice, and the book is quite funny. Any 10 year old would love this book.
Date published: 2008-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOL This book is so funny! Anyone who likes a good laugh should read this
Date published: 2008-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS! This book is one of the best books in book history! It is great because of the pictures that go with it and the hilarious vocabulary. if you were to choose from book 1 and book 2 I would recommend book 2 because it is great! it also gives you great resources and shows you mistakes you should never make in school. (e.g. what happens when you don't hand in a schoool project on time!) I have read both books and have the book 2 (Rodrick Rules) in hardcover!
Date published: 2008-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wildly popular I bought this book for my 10 year-old son, a boy who is in love with the idea of reading, but can never bring himself to actually finish a book. To my delight, he finished this book in 3 days, sneaking to read it long after "lights out". Not only did he finish it, he bookmarked parts he found particularly funny and shared them with the family. He is so keen to read and talk about the next book, I am off to buy the second in the series, today.
Date published: 2008-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny, well written From the very first sentence of this book, I was laughing. It has a very appealing humor to it, which is made even better by adding cartons to it. A very fun read, which I would recommend to any kid who likes humorous books.
Date published: 2008-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Funny! Both Diary of a wimpy kid books were super funny I still can't wait till the third one.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hilarious I call this a comics/fiction hybrid - highly illustrated with fun cartoons that really add to the story. Do you remember what it was like in middle school? The author cleverly spotted fun observations from the eyes of the character of a teenager. This is a hilarious read.
Date published: 2008-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It was the best book I have ever read, it was so funny
Date published: 2007-12-12

– More About This Product –

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid # 1

by Jeff Kinney

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 in

Published: April 1, 2007

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810993139

ISBN - 13: 9780810993136

About the Book

An exciting new series begins. Greg Heffley is thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

From the Publisher

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

About the Author

Jeff Kinney has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at other occupations that do not hinge on physical prowess. He never intended to run Diary of a Wimpy Kid on the Web, but the opportunity came up to post his story on Funbrain.com as he was developing it. He and his family live in Plainville, Massachusetts. This is his first book.

Appropriate for ages: 7

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