- Language: English
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Pages: 240
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a hilarious story about Greg Heffley’s summer holiday misadventures.
Summary Of The Book
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, published in 2009, is a children's fiction book which revolves around a young boy named Greg Heffley. The fourth book of the series, this story shows how the protagonist likes to spend his summer holidays indoors. While all the children play outside, Grey enjoys watching TV and playing video games. However Susan, Greg’s mother, has a different idea. She feels that her son should participate in activities that involve other people. So Grey and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, join the country club. The two of them watch a horror movie together during a sleepover, and end up spending the entire night in the shower because they are terrified.
Susan decides to start a book reading club, which shuts down as Mr. Jefferson hands down a huge bill that lists how the two boys have spent a large sum of money on fruit smoothies at the country club. He insists that Greg and Rowley pay off the debt, so the two of them start a V.I.P. Lawn Care Service.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days traces all the funny moments in Greg’s life and how he falls into hilarious situations because of his own plans and ideas. The book is humorous and entertaining, and has been adapted into a major motion picture, and was released in 2012. It was a box office hit.
About Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney, born in 1971, is an American author, cartoonist, designer, actor, and producer.
Some books of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series include Cabin Fever, Rodrick Rules, The Third Wheel, and The Ugly Truth.
Kinney graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park. He created the child-oriented website Poptropica.com. TIME magazine listed him as the 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2009. While in college, Kinney created a comic strip called Igdoof that got published in The Diamondback, the campus newspaper. After its success, the author started to write the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series in 1998. Almost 60 million copies have been sold across the globe. In 2004, an online version was released which got 20 million views. In 2007, the hard copy was published. It became a New York Times bestseller, even securing the first spot. He is also the winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award. The author lives with his family in Plainville, Massachusetts.