Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (Revised and Expanded Edition) (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

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Release Date: 
May 1, 2011
Publisher/Imprint: 
Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 
224
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This is not a diary like the other books in the Wimpy Kid series. As the author points out emphatically, The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book is a journal.

And what a journal it is!

The book is all about creative expression. In the first half, there are unfinished comics, fill-in-the blanks, word balloons, mini-quizzes, lists, captions, and prompts to encourage the reader to actively take part in being a writer and an illustrator. The second half of the books contains 32 pages of Greg and Rowley full-color cartoons, a delight to Wimpy Kid fans. The third section begins with a book cover that can be customized, and is followed by blank lined-pages where readers can write and illustrate their own original stories.

What young readers can resist the challenge to design shoes, create hilarious all-purpose excuses, practice a fancy signature to be used when rich and famous, write a song, design a bus, plan a road trip, or fill out the “Scoop” on classmates? Who doesn’t want to dream about Super Powers or clever inventions? Who has the courage to draw a picture of their bedroom—the way it looks at just this moment?

Besides providing for a lot of creative fun right now, this completed book provides a biographical portrait of the user at this point in time. If it’s saved, along with class pictures and yearbooks, at some future date it will prove a treasured memoir.

This highly recommended book will delight readers and provide hours of fun while spurring their creativity.