All of my kids love to read, even Lil Man who just started reading this year is always so excited when he gets a new book from school to bring home and read to me. I suppose I have my mother’s love of books and the countless times she’s taken my kiddos to the library to thank for my children enjoying reading so much—thanks Mom! I love that my kids love to read and I also love when they’ve read books (that are also movies) and seemed to enjoy the books so much more…as with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise.
I remember my husband and I taking all of our kids, all 6 of them, yes, even Lil Diva, to see Diary of a Wimpy
Kid when the movie came out and how much all of them loved it. From that point on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were in our house constantly. So when the seventh book in the Wimpy Kid series, The Third Wheel, became available for review, I couldn’t resist!
If you’re not familiar with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, you have no idea what you’re missing!
About Diary of a Wimpy Kid…
Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.
As I mentioned above, we were sent a copy of The Third Wheel to review and I just know that my 10 year old who just so happens to be a huge Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan, will love this book! 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.
You can buy all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books wherever books and e-books are sold and on Amazon as well…MSRP: $13.95
You can check out The Third Wheel and tons more great gift ideas in Misadventures in Baby Raising’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!
Disclosure: We received a copy of the book mentioned above in order to facilitate our review…all opinions are 100% my own!