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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  13,893 Ratings  ·  364 Reviews
The first "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movie opened on March 19, 2010, and earned over $75 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful films of the year. With "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary," author Jeff Kinney shared his Hollywood experience on the set and explained to readers how a major motion picture gets made. That was just the beginning of the story. Now, in this r ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Amulet Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Chandler L
Apr 19, 2011 Chandler L rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
There are some characters in my story like some of my friends and family like Manny. Manny is Greg’s annoying little brother. Payton is the same way. Payton is annoying, cranky, stubborn, grouchy, selfish, and gets everything he wants. He gets all of the attention and I get none. Rowley is kind of like Keenan in some ways but not a lot. Rowley is funny, energetic, very weird, and don’t forget girly. Keenan is funny, energetic, weird, funny to watch, and does mentally insane things and tricks tha ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Mahsa_Kh rated it it was amazing
I had been told that this book isn't worth reading at all, but then I thought I'm gonna keep all the books of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", so why not give it a shot??
Then I started reading it and can't say how much I enjoyed this book!! Since I'm a big fan and I've watched all its movies, it was really interesting to know what happened behind the scenes!
You know, how they choose actors, how they put the scenes together and other cool stuff that I didn't even know!
And I thought wow!! Writing a book
Gary Butler
Feb 23, 2015 Gary Butler rated it liked it
Shelves: film
10th book read in 2015.

Number 368 out of 438 on my all time book list.

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Jan 24, 2015 Randall rated it it was amazing
If you like to find out where stuff comes from this book if for you.In the book it talks about behind the scene stuff.Like how they went about picking the right characters for the roles.Even how they put scenes together.I liked how they explained what they did in the movie.If you want to be a director I recommend this book to you.This book has also 10 others in the series,
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 20, 2010 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
This was one neat-o book!! I adored it and if your kid is a fan of the Wimpy Kid diaries then I guarantee you they will also get a kick at the behind-the scenes info.

My son is really into the Wimpy Kid books. I think he was either in 3rd or 4th grade when he started reading them (5 or 4 years ago). One day he brought home a book that wasn't his nor was it a library book. It was the first Wimpy Kid book and his teacher let him bring it home to read over the weekend. I can't tell you how many time
Kenneth Marquez
Oct 28, 2015 Kenneth Marquez rated it it was amazing
I like this book because it showed you how its not easy to make a movie and lets you have second thoughts about becoming an actress.I also recommend this book to every single person who would want to become an actor or a t.v star.
Erick Lopez
May 14, 2015 Erick Lopez rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot because it was about the movies instead of the story line. I found it interesting because I didn't know how Greg got popular enough to be in motion pictures. I recommend this to everyone. Trust me it will all make sense once you read it.
Jan 24, 2011 Sinan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 2nd to 5th graders
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This book was funny and very informational about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. I cant believe it took this much time to plan the movie. I havent seen the movie yet but I bet its AWESOME! I recommend this book to 2nd to 5th graders if you love the movie!
Yanelie Manzano
Mar 04, 2016 Yanelie Manzano rated it really liked it
I really like this book because it talks about how they did the movie.This book is very interesting. I recommend this book to my classmates.
Apr 22, 2015 Ismael rated it really liked it
understand it very well.
Natalia S.
Nov 14, 2014 Natalia S. rated it really liked it
I've seen both of the diary of a wimpy kid movies and I've never noticed any of the animated things they used for
The movie. This book showed me a lot of stuff they've done In the movie. If you wanna know about the props they used in the movie I recommend this book. I've always wondered how they got those actors for the movie and this book gave me the answers. I kinda wanna be a background person now because you get payed. I also never knew that background people had to wait a long time.. If you
Mary Ann
Mar 19, 2010 Mary Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: 6th, 3rd, humor, 4th, boys, 5th, nonfiction
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the most popular books at our school library, and it's no surprise that many kids are excited about the upcoming movie opening March 19th. The kids are lining up to borrow a new book: The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.

This movie-tie in goes beyond the simple repackaging, and is a fresh look at what it's like to make a movie. Starting with "A Wimp Is Born", Kinney tells the story of how this story and movie came to be. You'll see photographs, script pages, storyboard sk
Alondra Rodriguez
Mar 03, 2016 Alondra Rodriguez rated it really liked it
The book is about how they decided to pick the actors of the movie and how long it toke to make the movie and the actors life. I like the book a little bit but like there was some parts that don't fit in the book like there was 7 pages about pictures I wish they talked more about the movie than just pictures. I recommend this book to a 5 grader because I think they like a book that is funny and talks about how they got to so many places for the movie
Mar 20, 2014 Evankoberg rated it really liked it
I thought that this book was filled with information. It is about making a thought into a book and then into a movie first they talk about casting and then they keep telling the audience about all of the steps to making the movie. It also informs us about the life's of the actors outside the movie and how they have a connection with the character. It also tells you how they made the characters that were pretty much stick figures into real people. I think that this book is for anyone who is a fan ...more
Ravi Gangwani
Dec 25, 2015 Ravi Gangwani rated it really liked it
I haven't seen the movie but after reading this book I'll go watch it now.
Wimpy kid has always remain for me returning of my childhood.
What I liked about this book how much film-makers take while detailing a movie.
Oct 17, 2016 Dylan added it
Greg heffly aslo know as zack Gordon was introduced to be the main person for a movie. This book talks about how the book and movie we both made and how they moved it from 2-D to 3-D. My favorite part was when they show the proses of making the movie. Will they be successful in creating the movie. I would recommend this book to anybody that likes humor and who like to se the process of things.
Mar 13, 2015 Mya rated it liked it
It was ok I wouldn't reread though
Jack Lembeck
Feb 12, 2015 Jack Lembeck rated it really liked it
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney is about how the diary of a wimpy kid movie is made. It's a good enjoyable book that describes how the movie is cast and it also talks about how a movie is made in general. Even though I have already experienced being on a set and seen the process I still learned a lot from this book. I enjoyed how it talked about the casting for the main characters because it was very detailed and information. The book talked about finding a location for the movie and ex ...more
Mark Chadwick
Jun 18, 2014 Mark Chadwick rated it liked it
I love the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books. I have read the first five (and gave each of them a solid five!). They remind me of the "Peanuts" paperbacks I devoured as a child. Though, obviously, these are cartoon books that tell a story from start to finish and the "Peanuts" editions were collections of daily and Sunday scripts. I find these books very easy for adults to enjoy as they easily bring the reader back to the middle school terrors that we all lived through. If you have kids in middle sch ...more
Mar 11, 2014 Christian rated it liked it
If you think that this book is like the other Diary of a Wimpy Kids book, then you're wrong. This book is about how the producers made the movie. They tell you about all the things they use to make the movie. They tell you how they put all those amazing effects in the movie. Also, they tell you what a bluescreen is! I have never heard about this before!!!
I think this book is great for kids who want to become a director when they grow up because this book tells you everything on how to make movie
Sepideh Sahebsara
Feb 26, 2014 Sepideh Sahebsara rated it it was amazing
not bad
Mar 14, 2016 Johnny rated it it was amazing
In the book The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, it shows how you can make a movie and what it take to make a movie. I thought the character's in the novel where not as cool as the one in the other diaries. The best part of this book is when every one of the movie set get together to film the movie. My favorite character in this Wimpy kid book is Greg. Greg is played by Zachary Gordon. He was waiting for this part in the movie and it was even his birthday wish to get the part. The best part of the book wa ...more
Hayden is Coe
Feb 24, 2016 Hayden is Coe rated it really liked it
I gave this book four out of five stars (which is a very good score), I will explain why and all the basic info in this review! This book is named The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary . It was wrote by Jeff Kinney, and explains how the movie "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" was made. The author went through all the steps to getting the actors, to making the sets. It was an incredibly descriptive book and helped me to understand the amount of effort put into movies. Therefore, I rated this book 4/5 stars. This book ...more
Aug 09, 2016 Natasha rated it really liked it
I read The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney as it displayed how a movie is made and the many parts that are included and needed to make a movie such as this,reading this book I found out a little more about howGreg Haffley went into the movie industry and how he became the main character.
I enjoyed reading this book as it had many pictures from the movie which is joyed to look at as I am not a fan of reading ,I also read enjoyed this book as I had already seen the movie and was interested in
Amieer Ayyad
Apr 29, 2016 Amieer Ayyad rated it it was amazing
The book is about the diary of a wimpy kid behind the scenes and it tells you how it started in the first place.I like this book because it's interesting and funny. I would recommend this book to my cousin because I think he likes it.
Derrick Bell
Jun 02, 2015 Derrick Bell rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is the Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The author of this book is Jeff Kinney. I did enjoy the book. I enjoyed the book because it shows some things that might happen in middle school. The main setting is Greg's middle school. The main characters in this story are Greg, and Rowely. One of the main conflicts are the cheese touch. One day a kid drop a slice of cheese on the ground and never picked it up. Then the cheese just sat in the hot sun and all through winter. If you ever touc ...more
Jesus Madrigal
Mar 23, 2015 Jesus Madrigal rated it really liked it
Now I know what's the life of an actor. Just so you know, this isn't a real Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, it's just what happened behind the scenes of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. I liked this behind the scenes book. It was informational.
Madeleine Gamboa
May 29, 2015 Madeleine Gamboa rated it it was amazing
I think this book is a good book because it is about a boy that is in middle school.He likes to write in his diary which is the book.Their is a girl that he likes and he talks about her in his diary.
Oct 07, 2014 Dylan marked it as abandoned

i never read this?
Feb 29, 2016 Giovanna rated it it was amazing
This book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, is by the author Jeff Kinney, and it's all about how the drawing of Greg Heffley (from the book) turned out into "real life" and made into a movie. The book describes all the procedures needed to make the movie happen, and all that was needed for it. The book even talks about how the actors for the movie were chosen, and how they lived in the studio when they filmed. One thing that I learned was that each actor, depending on how big their role is in the movi ...more
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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 11 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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