The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood
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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Puffin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Chandler L
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
Lindsay
Why I like this book so far is that you get to see how the people put together the movie and allof hard parts of the movie Like the school dance, the play wear Mannyshouts out bubby when Greg gets on stage.There was also 2 Manny's and the trick was to give each one candy for when it was there turn to do there line. For my opinion Greg's Mom and Dad don't look how they did in the book
Mary Ann
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...more
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 FunBrain.com 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
Greta is Erikasbuddy
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...more
Mark Chadwick
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
Christian
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...more
Sepideh Sahebsara
not bad
Evankoberg
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
Sinan
Jan 24, 2011 Sinan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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!
Ellie
Surprisingly good. Normally I stay away from the movie-diary stuff, but this had drawings done by the author, not just movie stills.
Joseph
This book was awesome. It told you about how they made the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movie and it gives you sneak peeks.
Josiah
This book is actually very good as a non-fiction look at the contemporary process of making movies. Juvenile non-fiction tends to have little popularity among its purported target audience, but The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary moves quickly and is funny at all times, while giving an excellent in-depth look at the process of transferring a bestselling novel from the page to the silver screen. It's a process that most kids aren't going to know a lot about, and even those of us who are reasonably well-ve...more
Arwa  Abdulaziz♥
لم اتصور ابداً ان يشد بصري هذا الكتاب بشكل كبير جدا والى هذا الحد الذي جعلني اخصص له ساعه في يومي ربما يعود السبب الى اني شعرت انه موجه لفئة المراهقين الصغار.
حينما ترى فلما ويعجبك ويجعلك تضحك كثيرا فهذا لا يعني اطلاقا ان كتابه سيعجبك والعكس صحيح ، ولكن هذا ما حدث معي .. الكتاب جدا جميل وان كنت فعلا احببت الفلم فستحب الكتاب اكثر ، ببساطة فان الكتاب يتكلم عن ادق تفاصيل صناعة الفيلم
وكيف قاموا باختيار الشخصيات وكيفيه اختيار تسريحات شعورهم ولباسهم واسلوب حياتهم ليعكس شخصياتهم الخارجيه ايضا يتحدث عن...more
Lauren
When I first received The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary in the mail I was slightly hesitant to read it. Since I've never read the original Wimpy Kid books because they’re based for a younger age and even without that, they’re not exactly my cup of tea. Though, one day I decided what the heck and read it.

Surprisingly enough, I ended up really enjoying this read because it gave me an insider look on how a movie is made. From the amount of drafts to picking the actors to the topic of extras, Jeff talked a...more
Madigan McGillicuddy
I have to admit I was skeptical when I heard they were making a live-action movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The cartoons, so simple, so expressive, really are the heart of the book. How would it be possible to visualize Greg Heffley without them? My skepticism was only deepened by the fact that I had recently listened to the audiobook for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which had failed to impress.

I had been planning on skipping listening to the audiobook altogether. How could you put such a visual...more
Lithography101
An excellent behind-the-scenes look at how a doodle can become a comic strip character, then a best-selling children's book series, and eventually evolve into a major motion picture starring real actors. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney traces how his quintessential middle schooler, Greg Heffley, went Hollywood, using personal anecdotes, trivia, and just enough information about the movie-making industry to make anyone feel like an expert on the subject. Written in Greg's familiar printing style,...more
Becky
This is a great way for kids to learn about how movies get made and more about their favorite series. We recently had a Wimpyfest program at the library that was really well attended, so I already knew this would be a popular book. I love that the non-fiction nature of the book doesn't take away from the traditional wimpy format. It's still cartoons, jokes, and all Greg Heffley.

I think that kids should read this before they see the movie (if there are any big fans who haven't already seen it!)....more
Nicole
I have to admit, when I first saw that Jeff Kinney wrote a book about the making of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie, I was skeptical. I thought, oh, great, now he's going to write a book about every aspect of The Wimpy Kid to try to make more money, what a sellout! Well, I'm not afraid to admit when I was wrong, and in this case I was really, very wrong. This book was really good, not a sell-out at all and super interesting. I never knew it took so many people to make one movie (and by the way,...more
Rummana
Greg Heffely was looking for his real life look alike and decided to go to Hollywood to find him. A kid named Zachary Gordon was chosen after many weeks of auditions. Before they found Greg, they found the director of the movie who's name was Thor Freudenthal. Next was the search of Gregs best friend Rowley. They decided on Robert Capron.
After all the characters were picked, it was time to bond with each other. Zachary and Robert were soo excited to be a part of the movie that they drew a pictur...more
Brian Robinson
Did you ever think of directing a movie? Well the famous author "Jeff Kinney", didn't know how. But when his book famous book kept getting out of stock, he decided to make a movie. Of course it wasn't easy picking actors and editing scenes, it was difficult. But it turned out to be a success.



I thought this book was ok. It wasn't my favorite because this wasn't a story, this was a movie book. Also I thought it had some funny parts in this story. But besides the funny parts it was just ok. I don't...more
NCPL Teenzone
If you're a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you already know there is a movie and you've probably already seen it. But do you know how it was made and why they decided to use live action rather than animation? How much do you know about the making of a movie?
Here's your chance to discover the answers to all your questions and go behind the scenes of the Wimpy Kid movie. This book should help satisfy your Wimpy Kid cravings until the 5th book of the series is released in November 2010.

Why I picked...more
Jasmine Dingle
This movie is about these two boyz going to a new school and they get bully by these college students because they was making fun of them and ran from them and found them at school and everybody left and they made one of them to stand there and watch the other and the other one had to pick up ythe cheese and some of the kids was standing behind the blechers and saw him pick up the cheese.
This movie was great because it is talking about when this boy get to go to a new school he is going to get m...more
Tobey
I flipped through this book at my school's bookfair, expecting the standard fluff movie tie-in. I was both surprised and pleased by the depth and quality of the information within. In retrospect I propably shouldn't have been that surprised.

Jeff Kinney, who has penned the entire Wimpy Kid series, brings his astounding ability to address kids at exactly the right level to this "from scratch" account of the movie making process. He begins by paralleling the life of the actor portraying Greg with...more
Danielk014
This book shows how the made the first movie of Diary of a wimpy kid. Well through out the book the told what they did and I found put that the movie was in to schools so thay went from school to school for different things to film like it said in the book that one school was used for there gym and another school was used for there hallways. Anyway it also stated how the characters got there parts and then when Greg and Rowley got there parts they meat each other for the fist time and it said ho...more
Heidi
I didn't realize this book existed until I saw it on the recommended list for my NGA Wimpy Kid themed program. So I got it and read it. Interesting read, especially as I've seen the movie. Some things about movie-making that I did not know. Fun to learn more of the background with the making of the book, the actors, sets, and more. I just heard a new edition came out with a bit more concerning the 2nd movie. And, yes, I'll probably get the book to read the extra stuff and at some point watch the...more
Akanksha Rai
your realisation of the human version of limpy-slender heffly and also about other characters
it becomes more boring when greg heffley narrates the whole process of shooting /makeup/classes parallel to the shoot.....just becomes vague and dry....it does contain ample humour but you eventually get tired of it.
Nouf_a_140518
This book surprise me of how a little idea got turned into book then a major film.I have to admit that I enjoy when I read "The wimpy kid movie diary" because it reminds me the things that happened in the middle school and because it is not boring like other books that tell us the deep details that are not important.It tell us the main points and important details that make us interested.The most thing that I like in this book is that some parts make me sad and some parts make me happy and curio...more
Meg
This book was a great insight into the movie world for me when I was younger and helped inspire me to continue with my dream of acting. It was so interesting to see how a book got turned into a movie in a broken down and easily explained way. This book also contained the humor of the series with Kinney's witty drawings.
Dania
I bought this book unintentionally, or by accident, as I thought it was another from the Wimpy Kid series, as I am a big fan. I was disappointed at first and thought it was a big waste of money, and abandoned the book for a long time, until one day I decided to give it a try. However (thankfully) after reading everything, I realized that this book is a fun read and thoroughly informative on film making. I opted to watch the first movie afterwards (which was what this book is about).

It was great...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'.
More about Jeff Kinney...
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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