Diary Of A Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw: The Last Straw

Hardcover | January 13, 2009

byJeff Kinney

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The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

 

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.

 

Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)
 
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The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.  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 co...

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 inPublished:January 13, 2009Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810970686

ISBN - 13:9780810970687

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diary of a wimpy kid-3 I thought this book was awesome for all ages!!!! Luv luv luv it!!!!! Would read it anytime!!!!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diary of a whimpy kid the last straw Awesome awesome and awesome
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diary of a whimpy kid the last straw Really nice I love to read em it cracks me and my freinds up good job jeff kinney :) one of my fav books
Date published: 2014-02-19
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Date published: 2014-02-12
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Date published: 2013-03-30
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Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated out of 5 by from I think the last straw is awsome and hallarios.It has excellent details and drawings.
Date published: 2013-01-21
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Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from diary of a wimy kid the last straw it is a very good book it is very funny. this book is one of my favourite books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I recently got this for my son.Hel loves it!Bad words though.
Date published: 2010-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Hilarious Story! This book left me rolling around on the floor laughing. This is the kind of novel that keeps people wanting to read more right the way through. There is just not eneogh words to describe it!
Date published: 2009-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome it was great
Date published: 2009-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Funny!! This is the third installment in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. We follow Greg through his life with his family, friends and school life. I enjoyed all of the books in the series for their laugh out loud humour, wit and banter.
Date published: 2009-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can see why this book is liked so much I can see why this book is liked so much and why it makes kids want to read more. Entertainig, it will make you laugh out loud
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book My son is 9 and it is absolutely impossible to get him to read anything!! When I bought him this book - I couldn't get him to put it down!!! He took it everywhere!!! We have ordered the rest of the series and he cannot wait to get started!!
Date published: 2009-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER SUPER AMAZING diary of a wimpy kid isbest diary of a wimpy kid and my favourite book. it is very very great and really funny. i think kids 9 to 12 could read this book.b
Date published: 2009-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book is the third book in the Diary of the Wimpy Kid series but the plot is still fresh and funny. Greg Heffley isn't your average middle school student- its obvious he'll never lose his wimpy ways like wearing his Mom's bathrobe and sleeping under the vent to warm himself up every morning, playing tricks on his oh-so-nerdy best friend Rowley, trying to get the most popular girl in school to like him even though he's got no chance and trying to sell his little brother Manny out although he'll never get caught. Greg's quirky and funny- so are his most personal thoughts and feelings. Bravo, Jeff Kinney! You've created a lovable series skeptical readers are going to devour.
Date published: 2009-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh My sister bought this and I just read it for fun. It was quick and a little funny sometimes. Anyways, it kept my attention for about an hour. Obviously for younger readers.
Date published: 2009-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i LOVE THEM!! I adored the first two books and im so excited for 3rd and i have a good feeling that its gonna be great!!:)
Date published: 2008-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well.... Ok first off the first two books were THE BEST... if you have read my reviews for them youll know what im saying. Ok this is one of the first things im getting when it comes out.. no doubt! ill read it and once that ill review it all for you guys! But trust me pick up the other 2 books they are HILARIOUS and are GREAT books to read..
Date published: 2008-09-19