Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) by Jeff KinneyBoys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
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.
Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.
Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
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In Jeff came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid , a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York. Jeff Kinney was born in in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in the early s. However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in he started writing down ideas for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which he hoped to turn into a book. Jeff worked on the book for six years before publishing it online on Funbrain. To date, the online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has more than 80 million visits, and is typically read by more than 70, kids a day. In , Jeff signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harry N.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a children's novel written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a boy named Greg Heffley and his attempts to become popular in middle school. A film of the same name was released on March 19, It started when someone left a piece of cheese on the blacktop, and it got moldy. If someone touches it, they have the "Cheese Touch," which they're stuck with until they pass it on by touching someone else. However, the last victim of the Cheese Touch moved away, and Greg hopes nobody starts it up again.
Over the course of the year, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid will be published in more than 18 additional countries. Abrams editorial director Charles Kochman negotiated the deal and will also edit the book, which will be followed by the release of the 14th book in the Wimpy Kid series, in fall Abrams is planning an extensive publicity and marketing campaign. The novel features more than black-and-white illustrations. To date, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are published in 70 editions in 59 languages; more than million copies of the books have been sold worldwide. The first book in the series, which was published in , has remained on the New York Times bestseller list since its publication and through the release of the 13th book, for a total of more than weeks. Subscribers: to set up your digital access click here.