Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself by Jeff Kinney

When I first began this blog, I was really excited to read the very first Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. I thought I had found a perfect book for reluctant readers and I was correct. In February I read the second book Rodrick Rules and I was thrilled to find out it was just as good as the first. I was worried somewhat when I saw how popular and commercialized the book was becoming. However, just like most teachers, parents, and even authors, who cares... as long as it gets them reading, right? While I am waiting for the third book The Last Straw, I received this really cool book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself.
On Jeff Kinney's Blog, he describes the book as
"...really hard to describe. It's kind of a part comic book, part activity book, part blank journal. The hardcover book has 16 pages of full-color comics in the middle."
And that is exactly how I would describe the book. I book talked the book in my class and showed them a bit of the book. They were very excited, until I told them I only had one copy and would have to use it as a SUPER DUPER prize. I guess that will keep them on their toes for a bit! ;)
More exciting, the book I received came with information on entering a Do-It-Yourself Comic Contest. Many of the students were very interested in this contest. I think there will be a lot of competition out there with this new fascination with comic books and even more after they practice their comic skills using the Do-It-Yourself version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Please see Jeff Kinney's blog post for further information on the Do-It-Yourself Comic Contest.


Unknown said...

My nephew will be so excited about the third book. He is waiting and waiting and waiting. www.debrennersmith.com

Ms. Yingling said...

This is doing very well at my book fair. Not as clever as Captain Underpants, but it does get children reading!