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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood, The Story of all Three Movies (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

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If you've ever wondered how a movie gets made, you're not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn't know either, but when his bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was turned into a live-action movie by 20th Century Fox, he learned how books get adapted for the screen in not one but three major motion pictures. Complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard s ...more
Hardcover, Dog Days Edition, 256 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Harry N. Abrams
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Wayne S.
First there was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, said to be a realistic fiction novel, by Jeff Kinney, which appeared on in 2004 and was released in hardcover on April 1, 2007. Next, there have been several sequels, including Rodrick Rules (2008), The Last Straw (2009), Dog Days (2009), The Ugly Truth (2010), the only one that I have read, and Cabin Fever (2011). The seventh, The Third Wheel, is scheduled for release on November 13, 2012. Then there was a Diary of a Wimpy Kid film tha ...more
Edward Creter
This for=kids book is a document of the making of all current three films in the Wimpy Kid Diary Film Trilogy, based on Jeff Kinney's superlative book series, which has legions of fans like myself, but this book might be the expose of Hollywood's continued exploitation of children as movie star "hotties" the publishers may not have intended, but ohhhh, the signs are there. Read betwixt the lines and you might find as I have how kid stars are subjected to offers of the world at their feet, especi ...more
Alissa Forconi
The Wimpy kid movie diary was a great book that that was in some ways very different from the other wimpy kid books, and in some ways the same. The way it was written gave it a completely different touch from the other books in the series since it was not written from Greg's point of view. This book told all about the making of the first book in the series to a movie. It is basically like you are behind the scenes of the set while the motion picture was being filmed. It tells you so much about t ...more
Couldn't watch the movies, dunno why, may be cuz I prefer mostly that my imaginary characters should remain in our imagination, each one imagined them differently but now they make it on screen and in to films, we won't be able to imagine again without recalling the faces of tv or films.
But the book was wonderful one, felt like watching already
Neville Ridley-smith
This is a great look behind the scenes - both at what goes into making a movie like this and the story of the whole process of making the film. Like the best DVD extras - comprehensive without being boring and showing the kind of stuff that's truly fascinating. My 10 year old son loved it.
Zahra ahmad Al safwan
أحد كتب سلسلة (Diary of a wimpy kid) للكاتب "جيف كيني" فكرته عن ولد اسمه (غريغور هيفلي) أو (غريغ) يكتب مذكراته بطريقة مسلية وممتعة ، كما أن شكل الكتاب مساعد جداً على الاستمتاع والاندماج بقراءته ، فالأوراق والخط صُمِّمَت بشكل يشبه دفتر المذكرات الحقيقي ، الكتاب يحكي كيف تحول غريغ هيفلي من رسم عادي في كراسة رسم رخيصة ، الى فيلم سينمائي تم انتاجه وعرضه في هوليوود ، وعن المراحل التي مر بها انتاج الفيلم بدءاً من الفكرة ومروراً بكتابة السيناريو واختيار الممثلين والتصوير وغيرها ، وأخيراً انتاج الفيلم ا ...more
I love this book
I really enjoyed reading this book because it taught me how films are actually made and that filming goes on under all circumstances and I loved the way they make the movies and all that. It was such a great book !!
This book was very entertaining and showed me a lot of things that usually go on in a movie set.

The colored pictures and the reference photos were helpful to in understanding how the movie(s) were created
Joshua mclish

I live this book . I love this book because it is funny . This shows kids how to become an actor . Also it teaches kids what it is like to be on the set of a movie . And it shows how to act when you are acting .
Sarah Jowett
Note: I actually read the new one which covers all three movies.

An excellent book, even for adults, about how to make a movie in general with details about the three Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.
My 7 year old and I read this together. It is describes how the movies were made, and you get to "meet" the actors. Very fun. We both enjoyed it.
Karthik Thrikkadeeri
Very very light read, But funny too. Liked it.
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It was good. I thought it was very interesting.
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Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.
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Other Books in the Series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (10 books)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
  • Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2)
  • The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
  • Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
  • The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
  • Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #6)
  • The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
  • Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #8)
  • The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #9)
  • Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2) The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3) Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4) The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)

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