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Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)

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Greg Heffley thinks that summer vacation should be a total vacation from rules, responsibilities, and the supposedly Great Outdoors. To demonstrate his intransigence, bookdom's favorite wimpy kid has locked himself in his room to play videogames with the shades drawn tightly shut. Unfortunately, Mrs. Heffley has quite different ideas about what vacations mean. This additio ...more
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Published January 16th 2010 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published January 1st 2009)
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RandomAnthony
I read this entire book on the sidelines of my eleven year old son's football game on a freezing October day in Wisconsin. I laughed so hard at parts that I think I disturbed some of the more intense observers of said game. That's ok. Middle school football is boring.

My favorite scenes from the book:

1. The idea that the wimpy kid and his dad are united in their hatred of a comic strip,
2. The email the wimpy kid sends his mom when he's on vacation with another family,
3. The one time he uses his e
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Kenny Hernandez
Greg has went to vaticon with with his best friend and greg got to go to got on the ride of his life . He scared the life out of hem.
Mrs.
Plan to finish this today! I like this much better than "The Last Straw". Anyone out there who has read the Wimpy Kid series agree or disagree? So far, my favorite part is Rowley thinking that Greg's family is rich because they ran out of toilet paper and were using Christmas napkins until Dad went to get more TP. Been there done that!
Kittykat797
I personally think that this one is the best one out of the whole entire series!!
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

Greg Heffley wants to spend his summer indoors, relaxing, playing video games with his friend, Rowley, and watching late-night horror films. His mom has other ideas, however. She wants him to spend time with the family, improving his education, and playing outdoors.

Greg tries to implement his ideas of summer, but without much success. He tries to spend time with Rowley kicking back at his friend's father's country club, but gets permanently uninvited when h
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Tej P
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days
By: Jeff Kinney
Realistic Fiction
216 Pages

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days is a book about A kid named Greg Heffley. He is funny. This book is about how Greg Heffly spends his summer. But Greg Heffley doesn't spend his summer out side. He stays inside and plays video games. But Greg's mom doesn't like him playing video games. But she thinks of having family vacation and doing activities together. Greg and his friend Rowley do weird stuff during summer vacation. Greg's mo
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Sandy Trand
If you would want to know how a life of a unfortanate teenager goes? Then read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. It is about a kid who is in middle school and faces a lot of problems. He faces pretty much faces all the problems you could think of. The main character Greg Heffrey is stuck as a middle child and a social outcast. His younger brother Manny and his older brother Rodrick drive him absulutly nuts with their crazy ways of doing things. His best friend Rowlery Jefferson and own a lot o ...more
Eddy N
This book is the 4th edition of the diary of a wimpy kid. It talks about how greg in is normal life explains everyday moment he spends and reflects on it. Greg's dream is to stay home and play video games but his mom disaproves with that so she kicks him out of the house the whole day so he could go and play games. Greg didn't like that idea he was just thinking staying home playing video games with chips and the curtains closed.

I can make a text to text connection on this book because works h
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Sarah
This hilariously sharp comic book is written from the perspective of 11 year-old Greg, whose canny jokes and observations have become a series of popular books. Dog Days chronicles Greg's Summer holiday, which he wants to spend playing video games in his room, with the curtains shut and a cover over his head. Greg's mum, however, seems to think that Summer holidays should be spent doing 'useful things' such as running around outside, spending time with one's family and visiting the local pool.

Th
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Jacob R.
This book in my opinion is great. It takes us back to those good old days of elementry and middle school. Even knowing a few of these events have actually happened to us. Filling sorry for the kid one second laughing at his wierd side the next, this book will keep you reading.

THis book relates to our lives in many ways, it reminds of those kids that where kind of off, and tells us some of there stories. Of course, these stories get as off and crazy, sometimes i even wonder if there is a plot!
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GirlwiththeBraids
Greg Heffley, who is now an expert in the middle school ways, is on summer vacation. While most kids are swimming at the public pool or riding their bikes, he’s in front of the television playing video games. Greg’s mom wants him to be more social, more active, and more … well, outgoing. With the cute lifeguard and trying to earn the responsibility of having a dog, maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea. But after the sufferings of walking through the men’s shower room at the pool and having a c ...more
Kaoru Hamaguchi
Mar 05, 2013 Kaoru Hamaguchi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sergio
Recommended to Kaoru by: by me
In this story it is summer time and there is birthday for Greg. It looks nice for him ,but it is start of terrible time. Begging of Summer vacation Greg has 3 things that he want to do in his summer.First is going to beach second is day of end of "L'il Cutie" ,But son of Author have start new L'il Cutie He didn't fun at it. Second is Birth day ,but He didn't got good present and his uncle's dog ate birth day cake so he felled sad good thing is he was able to get fish for another present that ea ...more
Valeria De
I think that the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days was a very relate able.I think my whole class will enjoy this book very much because of the humor and the situations they might relate to.What I don't like is that every book has a different story that doesn't continue from the last one so it's like a gap between each book. My two most favorite parts would be when Greg's parents tell him that they got him a phone but they actually got him this cheap lady bug phone and when Greg's parents bought ...more
Mel Mel



this book has to be funny.
Look at the cover how can you not say no!!
Dana Salman
Well, I suppose it wasn't that bad. I expected it to be funnier, but granted I did think it was hilarious when they watched that retarded movie and got all paranoid, that sort of thing happened to me all the time when I was little (recalls Child's Play, *shudders*). Still, I find Greg a very detestful character: he's lazy, selfish, and incredibly dim-witted for a boy in middleschool (unless I'm mistaken and have no idea what a boy his age is like..I mean, my brother's in middle school and is sma ...more
08sierrab
Title:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Author:
Jeff Kinney
Summary:
This book is part of Greg's funny journal focusing on his summer. Greg's idea of his summer vacation being a video game marathon. That was not Greg's mom's idea. This book is mostly about Greg's mom coming up with idea's (that end up not being good ideas at all) to keep Greg off of video games.
The first idea Greg actually like for a while. The idea was he would go with Rowley to the country club Rowley and his parents were a part
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Cassidy
Diary of a wimpy kid (dog days) is about Greg and how he wants to spend his summer. He wants to sit inside all day and watch t.v. and play video games but his mom had other plans for him. She wants him to go outside and be active but he definitely doesn't like that. His parents want him to be more responsible. So he gets a job, well actually a fake job at the country club. He makes his family think he has a job while he relaxes all day at the country club. But things soon get complicated when he ...more
Namratha
Summer is ‘ere...in all scorching splendour. And much like Greg Heffley, I am content to live out the dog days of summer sitting pretty in a cozy, darkened room....surrounded by books, crisps and the waves of air-conditioned goodness.

Speaking of books, I had been oscillating between dire apocalyptic dramas and predictable mush fests. The resulting mood swings are NOT a pretty sight. I needed a quick, laugh-a-minute riot.

And The Diary of A Wimpy Kid Series fits the bill. Paying homage to the seas
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Jessica
I'm becoming increasingly less amused by these books, mostly because of my son's reactions to them. His main interest seems to be any time someone is depicted in the shower or in their underwear, or the little brother potty-training. And there is a lot of that. Sigh.
Crystal
An interesting quick read that middle grade kids will enjoy.

Mixing a chapter book with comics and drawings on every page makes this easy and enjoyable to read. My son has read all of these books and was thrilled when his book fair coincided with the release week of this book.

The rating above is based on readability and the fact that my son loved it.

Now on to my personal thoughts:

I let him read through all of these and didn't think anything about it. Then my husband flipped through it and didn't
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Jesse Margolies
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days
By: Jesse Margolies
I finished reading this book the other day, and it was a good book. Even though I haven’t read most of this series I skipped right to this book. Here is what I thought of the book.
In this book, Greg and Rowley are just getting out of school to go on summer vacation. The last few summers Greg’s dad has made him be outdoors and not let him play video games. This summer he is destine to play video games all summer. Rowley on the other hand has a me
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Isabel H.
by Jeff Kinney
Realistic Fiction
214 pages


Greg Heffley is the protagonist who is really selfish and lazy. He would rather play video games than play with friends. Everything irritated him. He is completely self-obsessed and has no comprehension of other people’s needs. His mother urges him to try to get out of the house but he doesn't obey her because he's learned from experience. When he and Rowley go to Rowley's country club they bring a girl along, but then she starts talking to some life guard
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ajaleyah taylor
Why on earth did I read this book...

I read this book because in the past weekend I was in whangamata with my family and I had just finished reading 'The Clockwork Angle', in whangamata it was raining and there was nothing to do apart from stay inside watch movies, play games or read, and me being an avid read chose to read but unfortunately the only book in the house to read we're my mums books which were all to sophisticated (and a bit long) or my 9 year old younger brothers book (which is this
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Emma705
I think overall in this book Greg is not truthful. He writes everything in a diary and doesn't say anything, he always tricks his supposedly best friend in to doing things for him, and he lies to his parents. It seems to me he isn't a very loyal person.
Some people think they are so superior so they can just put other people down. And they are the greatest, and they use it to their advantage. By tricking the ones they love, lying to the people who are always there for them. And being manipulative
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Amy
In this installment, we learn all about what Greg does on his summer vacation: his mom's ill-conceived reading club, getting a dog named Sweetheart, a summer "romance" with Heather Hills, and an unsuccessful vacation with Rowley's family. As per usual, nothing earth-shattering happens - it's just the everyday life of an underachieving, video game loving, middle school nerd. We learn some new secrets about Greg, though - for example, his photo was once on the cover of the embarrassingly titled bo ...more
Sheamus
My Book Review
Book title and author: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
Title of review: Review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Number of stars (1 to 5): 5

Introduction
In this story of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Greg tries to have a good summer, but that is pretty hard. Many things keep that from happening.
Description and summary of content
Greg is trying to have the best summer ever, but that is not going as he planned. Many things keep that from happening. His mom announces that
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Tung
The fourth installment of the Wimpy Kid series focused on the life of middle school student Greg Heffley. Like the other books, this book is told via journal entries peppered with illustrations to enhance the humor. I found the first book hysterical, the second one less so, and the third possibly the best of the first three. I found Dog Days to be by far the worst of the series. The book focuses on the summer adventures of Greg, and somehow the removal of Greg from school also sapped much of the ...more
James Venkatrao
Category: A book that has been turned into a movie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is one of the 5 hilarious books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is basically a book, which features everyday life for the main character, Greg Heffley like all the other books. Greg has summer holidays and his kind of summer holiday is sitting in front of the T.V in the dark with the curtains shut. Life is good for him until sudden interruptions start to take place, his mum thinks
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Deandre
Its summer vaction and all the kids are out side having fun while greg is stuck in the house trying figure out how to have an awsome summer vaction. Gregs friend rowly called him up and asked him if he wanted to go to his families private spa resort but he just had to ask his parents if he could go he already knew his parents were going to say no so he jus told rowly it was ok for him to go so greg and rowly's family all went to the resort. Every day when greg was leaving at the same time gregs ...more
Nancy
Greg Heffley wants to spend his summer indoors, relaxing, playing video games with his friend, Rowley, and watching late-night horror films. His mom has other ideas, however. She wants him to spend time with the family, improving his education, and playing outdoors.

Greg tries to implement his ideas of summer, but without much success. He tries to spend time with Rowley kicking back at his friend's father's country club, but gets permanently uninvited when he accidentally tells the clubhouse mana
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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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