- Language: English
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Pages: 192
The first activity book from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise, this Do-It-Yourself book encourages readers to exercise their own skills as a master diary writer. Written in the trademark style of the Wimpy Kid books, this activity book combines quizzes, mazes, drawings and comic strips.
Summary Of The Book
The Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book was designed as a supplementary book to the series, as it does not contain any storyline, but instead endears itself both as an activity book and a personal diary for readers. Designed by the author, Jeff Kinney, it holds the same allure as that of the Wimpy Kid franchise in terms of design and the choice of literature that goes into this colorful and fun do-it-yourself avatar.
The book is divided into two sections where the first is completely engrossed in dabbling in all activities that is popular among children. The first section allows readers to develop their reasoning skills through the use of puzzles, personality questions and current affairs quizzes. It also seeks to address the artistic inclination of the reader through a number of drawing exercises.
Before the book moves on to the second section, Jeff Kinney has incorporated 16 pages of full color comic strips in between the first and second section. Here the popular characters of “Creighton the Cretin” and “Lil’ Cutie” are included with all their lovable eccentricities.
The second part of the book is dedicated to the “What’s Your Story” section, where readers are stimulated into retaining their own journal in the vibrant Wimpy Kid style. The blank pages feature boxes for readers to write, draw and make their own characters and stories. The book contains content from the other books in the franchise. This includes the Zoo-Wee-Mama and The Fart Police comics as created by Greg himself.
This activity book is design oriented and therefore works as a great Do-It-Yourself book. The book was published in 2011 by Penguin.
About Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is a popular American author, cartoonist and a game designer. Few of his books include Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
He grew up in Maryland and while attending college created the popular comic strip, Igdoof. He is the creator of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series that went on to earn commercial and critical acclaim. It had been on the New York Times “Series Books” best seller lists for 64 weeks and has sold over 75 million copies in over 30 countries. He is also a game designer and is the creator of the website, Poptropica for children. Three films have been released based on his Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series. He is married to Julie and they live in Massachusetts.