Monday, March 15, 2010

Based on the Book

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid releases in theatres this Friday. It is based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Jeff Kinney and is the first in a series. We have the first three books available for checkout at call number YA KIN. They are charming books and are a great pick for relectant readers.
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.

A web version also is available by clicking here and has author interviews, links to related video and audio, and a touch cheese game. You can even turn yourself into a Wimpy Kid character at You can see me wimped out by clicking here.

And here is the trailer:

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