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Do-It-Yourself Book (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  21,332 Ratings  ·  654 Reviews
Allows you to draw your own Wimpy-Kid-style cartoons, fill in facts and lists, check out the full-colour comics inside and even write your own Wimpy Kid journal, just like Greg.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (first published October 1st 2007)
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Sabrina Rutter
Last night I took every one out to let them spend twenty dollars each as part of their christmas presents. This book was one of the books that my daughter picked out. She has been having all kinds of fun sitting quietly and writing in it!
Last night before going to bed I read what she had written and was laughing so hard at some of the things she wrote! This book is adorable and it also allows us to see what our children think about things we may have never thought to ask. I plan on getting my so
Tanya W
May 19, 2009 Tanya W rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit we didn't get very far in this book, some of it was very funny for kids. The turnoff was the kind of disrespectful language that kids find to be funny... like calling people ugly or talking about farts... not something I want my kids to read, since I don't want them talking like that.

I have thought of revising my review since kids like it so much and it encourages them to read. I know my 7 year old son loves it and I finally let him check it out from the library... he and my 5 1/
Kathy Kennedy
Feb 02, 2009 Kathy Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes! to my kids
Ah! Remember those middle school days? For me it was loopy earrings, banana clips, the girls with the perfect perms and spiked bangs. Not to mention, the social clicks, health class, and the giggles when a boy talked to you. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is laugh out loud funny. Jeff Kinney reminds me of those days in middle school and by the lives of my own 11, and two 13year olds not much has changed. Kinney has brought these awkward years much needed comic relief through cartoons and Gregg Heffley, a ...more
Jun 22, 2009 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Used this book for a class I taught on the first book, we used this activity book while reading the first book together. It was really useful, and really fun. I really liked that the activities creative and relevant to what kids like to talk about. Plus this book saved me a lot of time, it's basically a ready made class activity book, and it's great for getting kids to share their personal experiences, I think I learned a little too much about the kids in my class :)
Jul 22, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
Fill it in yourself. I got some ARCs at a conference and kids snatched them up. Great for kids, not so great for libraries.
Tyrianna Lavant
this is a good book & an good movie
Jun 19, 2009 Dottibug rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the series. IT is awesome
N_stefanie Akwa
Nov 03, 2010 N_stefanie Akwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This book is a wonderful mentor text for 3rd graders! It gives short stories (in comic strip form) with characters that are recognizable over time. Then it gives a series of pictures with empty bubbles for kids to write in their own funny little stories. Then it gives empty boxes for kids to be completely creative. It asks kids to draw a floor plan of their room, then a floor plan for their dream house. It shows how to draw stick figures with expression and has them answer questions about themse ...more
Oct 28, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My oldest son got this one for his birthday this past summer and has been filling the pages with his own cute, nine-year-old stories. The book is set up with mini questionnaires that you can respond to and then there are blank pages for your own words. It is fun to read what my son has written. It's a super cute idea and the inspiration comes from the book series.
Myah Beaston
i finished the book in one day
Dec 14, 2012 Dheer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its Amazing making us be in the shoose of gregory
Mohammed Alsharaby
الصرآحة رووعة .. ابدع ( جيف كيني ) بالكتاب .. فعلا استمتع وبنفس الوقت اضحك
كان في صفحات استمتع فيها وانسجم معها
كنت مستمتع وانا ارسم الشخصيات ( Hall of fame ) خصوصا
♥ شكرا (جيف كيني) على الابداع
Mar 29, 2013 Miyu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think this was interesting. But the part that I got to write my own story was quite fun.
I didn't really understand why so many people liked (loved) this.
In my opinion, I didn't enjoy it as much.
I think that this book might be more for the smaller kids...
May 23, 2011 Garrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this do-it-yourself book. It was creative. Great idea Jeff Kinney
Tiffany Acevedo
Feb 19, 2015 Tiffany Acevedo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although it wasn't must reading and a "Do-It-Yourself" book, I was really happy to have my own story and almost feeling that it became a reality. It gives you a feeling that you're just like Greg in a way, but also showing you that this is really what happened to you at school, home, or maybe in the groceries! It was a lot of fun filling out the blanks in the book. I made a hilarious book after I read it all again with the blanks filled in.
Karol Collins
My granddaughter loves those books
Dec 09, 2014 Zoe marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
can i read
Mar 09, 2010 Josiah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well now, this book turned out to be a terrific surprise! One might look at this Do-It-Yourself edition of Jeff Kinney's wildly popular series and label it a knockoff merchandise item, but that would be far from accurate. While it's true that the second half of the book is made up of blank pages to allow the owner to use it as his or her own personal journal (not diary, as Greg would remind you!), the first half of the book is comprised of the same kind of brilliant comedic writing that makes t ...more
Mar 19, 2017 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book pushed for you to be creative. You didn't have to read Greg's story, you could make your own.
this book is funny. its about a kid who is a huge folower anything his friend does he has to do. so one day greg went to his friends and they are eating and his friend throws his food at his dad and misses so then greg does it. he got kicked out of the house that day. one day he thought following is not so cool so then he made his own group of geeks who have to follow him. he gets suspended and he learns from this but still its not smart to follow people its a waste of life as his dad said and h ...more
Jan 31, 2014 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great you have read my first book so long story short time
Has gone by fast rodrick has been slacking the boy's and the engine is not going to be a good time for the most important thing is that it has been a great year for the most part in the next few weeks I have to say that the boy's are talented people let me know if you have to say that the same time to show your support for the first smartphone in the last year with NO smartphone there is no
Fun to watch tv on it and I will never be able to
Filled the book like a 5 year old child and still proud of myself for doing that. :)))
At least I'm sure some years later I'm gonna look back and laugh at the bullshits I've written. :D
Jeff Kinney is gonna ask for my opinions for the next book he's going to write.. :))
Mikha ϟ
Feb 07, 2011 Mikha ϟ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i read my cousin's. actually. :))
Nur Madihah
Nov 10, 2015 Nur Madihah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i love this book. it's just like reading one's diary without permission. we can read and read . make it fun.
Dec 11, 2012 Elias rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Haroon Shareef
Dec 11, 2015 Haroon Shareef rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wimpy-kid
Really fun!Asks us many fun questions..not really a book but there are some jokes in the end..Fun!
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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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