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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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Archit Ojha
Aug 05, 2016 Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-we-own

There's one more book!

Having a wimpy kid book is gold dust these days with the 11th one yet to hit stores.

The book is a total riot with Jeff explaining all the pains that went into creating the hilarious movie of our troll-protagonist. If you had always wanted to know the inner secret of film making, you are not alone.

Finally, here we get a sneak peak as to how, what, when and how much conspired to make this diary a full fledged Hollywood flick!

From the casting to shooting locations to editing o
Apr 22, 2017 icedeath rated it really liked it
Wayne S.
Sep 09, 2012 Wayne S. rated it liked it
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
Konu Hong
Feb 09, 2017 Konu Hong rated it really liked it
An in-depth and humorous explanation of how the movies were created.
Karthik Thrikkadeeri
Very very light read, But funny too. Liked it.
This book is excpetionally great. The hard book copy of which I hold, is delightfully designed both fore and backgrounds, and I especially loved the glossy transparent bits that make the pictures seem like they're stuck with sticky adhesive tape.

The book features details on film-making in general and about this series of movies/books specific illustrations to the tricks and the inside workings of the movie making process which I found to be both quite informative and entertaining.

The book's main
Rebecca Jacobs
Jun 04, 2017 Rebecca Jacobs rated it it was amazing
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Very good
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
Jan 06, 2015 Alissa Forconi rated it really liked it
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
Feb 04, 2017 Catherine rated it liked it
I liked learning about how these movies were made. It makes me want to rewatch the movies so I can see some of what was talked about in the book. I didn't know that certain relatives of the movie stars made cameos! There were pictures from filming and lots of interesting, (and sometimes funny) tidbits.
Jul 27, 2015 Els rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dit boek is eigenlijk geen deel van de serie, maar vertelt ons hoe de films gemaakt werden. Door dit te lezen, heb ik heel wat bij geleerd. Eerst en vooral wist ik niet dat er een verfilming bestond! Ze maakten niet 1 maar zelfs 3 films gebaseerd op de boeken. Ten tweede was het heel interessant om te weten wat er allemaal komt bij kijken voor zo een film in de cinema terecht komt en hoe ze allerlei truckjes gebruiken.
Hier komen ook wat grappige passages in maar het was vooral een hele goeie bro
Max Ricci
Dec 16, 2015 Max Ricci rated it really liked it
The book I read was Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Made it to Hollywood by Jeff Kinney. The genre is non fiction because it already did happen. The setting takes place in 2009-2012 in Vancouver, Canada. The main characters are the film makers, Zach, Robert, and the rest of the set. In this book, Jeff Kinney explains how the thre Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies were made. He explained that the movie was not exactly the easiest thing to do. It was basically a behind the scenes look at how the ...more
Aug 11, 2015 Vedant rated it it was amazing
i think that this book will be nice to read

Apr 19, 2015 τλιϓλ rated it really liked it
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
Joshua mclish
Aug 05, 2012 Joshua mclish rated it it was amazing

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 .
Jun 18, 2014 Sandrasakr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 !!
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.
Dec 20, 2013 Esther rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Feb 16, 2016 thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading about the making of the 3 wimpy kid movies even if it wasn't super in-depth you get a idea of the work that goes into making a movie it is written with the same humour as regular wimpy kid books definitely worth checking out
Jan 02, 2017 Abby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved I read it over and over and won e I had read it I watched the movies and they were so good it was great to read about what happens behind the scenes and looking at all the photos my favourite part was looking at the page to screen and they were excellent
Its the backstory of thw series
Nada Mohsen
Mar 11, 2016 Nada Mohsen rated it it was ok
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talks about the movie and place it was done
Eecc Cag
Nov 18, 2016 Eecc Cag rated it it was amazing
its funny
Apr 07, 2016 Daccoda rated it it was amazing
the book is about how everything works how the movies are made and other things about the characters
angelica Amanda faith Vazquez
Love it
Mckenzie Barlow
I like it
Nicole T
Sep 24, 2015 Nicole T rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2012 Jeanie rated it really liked it
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.
David Chow
Aug 27, 2015 David Chow rated it it was amazing
I think it sux and the author sux too
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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 (1 - 10 of 12 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)

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