15 April 2009

Wimpy Kid

Anyone heard of these Wimpy Kid books? They are taking the 12 year old boys by storm. My son is a bit young for them, but I can tell he is attracted to the rebellious message.
Just two months after the release of The Last Straw, Abrams’s Amulet Books imprint has announced the pub date for the fourth book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. And readers won’t have to wait until next year—the book will arrive Monday, October 12. Abrams has yet to reveal the title or cover art for the latest book, but in a statement Kinney gave a sneak preview of the book’s content. "In book four I’ll be taking Greg out of the school setting for the first time and into the summer, which opens up lots of exciting possibilities." More than 16 million copies of Wimpy Kid books are in print in the U.S.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if the Greg, the "Wimpy Kid," is rebellious as much as he is clueless, bumbling and insecure. Yes, he usually does the wrong thing, and he can be very mean, but it's not really in protest of anything, unless you want to say his laziness is a rebellion against effort. Overall, he's kinda passive.

All that said, the books are hilarious and the three of us fight over who gets to read each new one first. I'm not sure if my eleven year old completely gets Greg's personality, though.

Blue Ash Mom

CityKin said...

Yes. And another good thing about them is that the stick figures encourage kids to replicated them. They even sell blank story books to encourage this.