If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series from Jeff Kinney. There’ve been seven books in the series so far, along with a handful of live-action movies. The series tells the story of Greg Heffley, who’s just an average kid trying to make his way through middle school, while dealing with his older brother Roderick and younger brother Manny.
The series is written in a first-person style, accompanied by loads of hysterical doodles/comic strips that tie in directly with the story. I recently had a chance to promote the latest book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel through a review and a giveaway on Mommy’s Busy… Go Ask Daddy. Since my kids are huge fans, I had to say yes.
Jason and Ryan both devoured The Third Wheel and loved it. I figured rather than write a review of the book, instead, I’d interview the two of them to ask them all about the Wimpy Kid series itself!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Interview with a 2nd and 4th Grader:
1. Which was your favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid book so far?
Jason: I don’t know. I can’t pick a favorite. I liked all of them.
Ryan: I only read the first one and The Third Wheel. I loved them both.
2. Who is your favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid character?
Jason: Greg. Because he’s the main character and he’s funny.
Ryan: Greg. Because he does funny stuff. Like when Greg and Manny get stuck in a tube like they have at Chuck E Cheese’s. And also Greg always wears Roderick’s clothes, even his underwear!
3. What do you like about the books?
Ryan: I like that it’s written like a diary and there are funny pictures and speech bubbles.
4. Are you going to read all of them?
Jason: Yes. I already did. I’m going to read them all again.
5. Would you want to be Greg?
Jason: No. His brother beats him up and his little brother does mean stuff to him. His little brother does stuff and then blames Greg.
Ryan: No. Because Roderick beats him up.
6. Who is the weirdest character in the books?
Jason: Rowley. Because he’s weird. He likes some girlish singer.
Ryan: Greg. Because he was babysitting a boy and he had to get back in the house and he somehow went into a girl’s room of the house he was babysitting. He was so cold he just went into the bed to warm up.
7. Which character do you like the least?
Ryan:Rudy Bird because she looks weird and she bites people.
8. What would you ask Jeff Kinney?
Jason: Can I be in the book?
Ryan: Can you make more characters besides the same old people?
And there you have it. All I know is my kids keep picking these books up off the shelf, sit down for an hour or so and just crack up non-stop as they skim through each book over and over again. I probably need to sit down and read the series myself sometime.
About The Third Wheel
Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel is on sale at Amazon for just $7 for the hardcover right now! Any of the books in the series would make a great gift for the holidays, though. Or check out this slipcase edition of the first five books!
Win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book of your choice!
(Choose any of the seven books from the core series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, or The Third Wheel.)
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Homework and PE
I was bullied
Being home schooled. 😉
Everything. 🙁 Gym was probably the worst.
i hated PE. I hated everything about it.
Lunch, eating in front of people
Changing in the locker rooms before and after PE.
i hated the bullies
Middle school was pretty rough for me. I had been at the same school until 7th grade when I had to go to middle school. I only knew the people I went to elementary school with, so I didn’t have many friends. Everyone was so mean and just not accepting at all.
gym. I always hated gym, not necessarily the exercise, just the locker room!
the lunch was aweful
I didn’t like getting teased as I was a tom boy at heart.
The lunch room was the worst….no one to sit with and too shy to find someone
I loved Middle School but if I had to state something it would be that our building was really really old. My grandma went to high school there.
The mean girls!
I had p.e first period so i would spend all morning getting ready thenhave to go run around and ruin myself lol
I hated Home Ec and PE. The locker rooms and showers were DISGUSTING!
I really love this series and everybody can realte to it since everybody experienced childhood 🙂
I hated that I had just moved from California to Missouri during my first year of middle school so I had to start from scratch when it came to fitting in and making friends.
Hmm I actually kinda liked middle school. Well, except the part where girls were starting to get boobs and I was still a stick. TMI? LOL
Hah! See and that’s what most guys will say was the best part of middle school.
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I really hated being bullied. 🙁
The slumber parties that I was sometimes/sometimes not invited to…
It’s been so long…I think I hated science and history for some reason those classes I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
People are insecure in high school & they take it out by bullying others most of the time.
I hate when my hair fell out and people talked and pointed and when this guy kept trying to bully me by tripping me
Ugh, that sounds awful. I believe in karma, so I’m sure that guy got his just desserts.
being different from everyone else
I didn’t like Middle School because it was the awkward period of my life.
I hated my insecurities and awkwardness
This book is highly recommended by many of my co-workers. I’d like to read it myself.
I grew up in florida and they do not provide buses. I had to walk 2 miles to school
i didn’t like all the homework!
I would love to win this prize.
The worst part of middle school was that I was also the new kid!
There was one teacher i wasn’t especially fond of.
Hope she’s not reading this! 🙂
Just the total awkwardness of that stage and the clumsiness.
I hated English class!
making new friends at a new school
Having to go to the “big” school with a lot of people I didn’t know!
The worst part of middle school for me was having to move and switch schools.