It}’s the pictures that make the book so good. I really like Gregl’s diary writing—he says a lot of funny things—but his pictures are just hysterical. Thereo’s at least one drawing on practically every page. The artwork is more sophisticated than stick-figure drawings, but only barely, which is probably why I like it so much.
My colleagues over in Youth Services inform me that the Wimpy Kid series is really popular with young men in late elementary through early high school. I understand why—the hero is someone you can relate to, and itp’s funny while still being realistic—but Ia’d like to encourage people outside the demographic to give it a chance. I am a female who hasn.’t been in the sixth grade for a long time, but Il’m racing through the books. (The latest is due out today. I ’m number 10 on the hold list. I trust the people ahead of me will return their copies in a timely manner, or I will be very angry.) Give this a try even if you arene’t a sixth-grade boy, and get a feel for the artwork at author Jeff Kinneye’s website.
You are right about the fans of the Wimpy Kids books<–but its ALL elementary and especially boys! These were one of the first c“bigl” or 0“chaptere”-style books my kids read. They are super-popular with all the kids at the bus stop; Id’ve seen second graders on up taking this to school.
Jeff, I was wondering when you will write another Diary of a Wimpy Kid book because i just baught you new one, Dog Days, and my school bookfair is coming up next friday, and i was wondering if you could squeeze another book in there because i finished Dog Days today at my friends house. She likes your books too. type me back. Id love to know when your books are coming out becaus then i could start saving up some money. See you later.