Thursday, January 15, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney


My review


rating: 5 of 5 stars
I never tire of this series. I just think the humor is so right on! I read often that the book appeals to reluctant readers and I would seriously challenge that. It appeals to ALL readers in fifth grade. Let's face it, we were all a "Greg Heffley" in fifth grade. Unless of course you were a "Rowley" in which case, I am very sorry.

There was a part that had me seriously laughing so hard. (I am not giving anything away here, it will just be much funnier when you read it yourself) Greg had gone to a sleep-over with Rowley. The sleep-over was at a friend of Rowley's house. If you know Rowley, you will know he has many "friends" who are not his age equivalent, but his mental equivalent. Greg said at one point the kids at the party suggested playing a game called "Who Licked Me?" I mean come on... that is funny. -- Okay, maybe in a slightly less mature world.

I suspect my students will soon be calling each other "Ploopy" just as they were all giving the "Cheese Touch." One of my favorite story lines in the book was about Manny's "Tingy." Can't decide if "Ploopy" is a compliment or not? Don't know what a "Tingy" is? Well, I guess you'll have to pick up the book.


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10 comments:

bestbookihavenotread said...

Can't wait to read it! Thanks!

Barbara O'Connor said...

I just love those books. It's so great to have books that have so much kid appeal and are so hilarious. (Love that word ploopy, too1)

max said...

Author James Patterson has a ten year-old son who doesn’t like to read. So Patterson has established http://www.readkiddoread.com to help other reluctant readers.

I, too, grew up as a reluctant reader. And my father was the author of over 70 books. Now I write action-adventure and mystery books especially for tween boys. My blog, Books for boys, http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is # 4 on Google today.

Max Elliot Anderson

Karen said...

In our looking for Newbery madness, I totally forgot this book was coming out, until one of my students brought it to school the day after it was released. I'll have to read it after next Monday!!

Stella said...

I found myself laughing aloud in so many parts! What does it say about a book that can make adults and children laugh equally? I just love it!

Ms. Yingling said...

I love Dav Pilkey and all sorts of stupid humor, but am not liking this series. Maybe the third one will be the charm.

SWIRL said...

Thanks for sharing this series! I need to look into it! I am always looking for great boy books!

Alissa said...

i love these book i have read the first one like 3 times and the second one like 2 times and the third one on the second time!

Anonymous said...

Great Book! I Read A Few Of The Pags Online and it is just awesome! Prollem is, can't afford it :'( so if anyone can donate plzz do so. :)

Cat said...

I love there books. I can read them all in 1 day