Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Jeff Kinney, You're a Genius!

First Jeff Kinney gets 8 to 10 year old boys to read with his hilarious "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books. Now he's getting them to write with "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book."

Kinney's latest offering features Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley, who inspires kids to keep their very own "not diary" by giving writing prompts and plenty of "fill-in-the-blanks." There are even partially completed comic strips where kids can either enter the dialogue or pictures or both. Sweet!

The first half of the book is filled with prompts and ideas while the last half of the book contains blank lined pages for more detailed, original entries. The middle of the book has several pages of, hilarious color comic strips.

I found this book at Costco for under $7 and it worked as a nice incentive for Ethan to finish his homework early yesterday. I could hear Ethan in his room laughing until after 10pm and I had to tell him several times to quit reading and writing and go to sleep. He set his alarm for 6:30 and got up to read and write some more, until it was time to go to the bus.

So, I have to ask: Jeff Kinney, what's next? Ending world hunger? Finding Osama bin Laden? Making a better tasting Brussels sprout?

What ever it is Jeff does next, I can't wait.

Next Wimpy Kid book comes out January 13, 2009.


Erika and Ryan said...

I've got to go get this book TODAY! It sounds like something Pierce would love. He's not big on reading, but I think this would be perfect for him and maybe help him ENJOY reading.

megan said...

Claire LOVES the Jeff Kinney books. She will read them for her reading log for school and I told her that she needed to read something else. Fun idea!

Erika and Ryan said...

I just got both books! Walmart had them. I'm so excited for Pierce to read them!