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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Book

Updated on April 6, 2015

Funny Adventure Book of Greg Heffley

Not familiar with the Wimpy Kid series of books and movies, I received my first assignment with AMD (American Media Distribution) for the movie review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Told about it a couple of months prior to the opening day in August 2012, I wanted to make a good impression. I ordered the book. Then later found out that the movie is a combination of the third and fourth book, which is The Last Straw and Dog Days.

Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is about self-absorbed preteen Greg Heffley.

As in all of the Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, it is written as Greg's diary. However, he calls it a journal.

Photos are all from the Wimpy Kid book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - A Great Laugh

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has an easy plot to follow. The adventures of Greg are funny, silly and kept me asking questions like, "Does a middle school age child really think like that?"

Some of Greg's way of thinking seemed idiotic. Both my husband and daughter stated that they knew people like Greg. This makes this hilarious Wimpy Kid book realistic with how some kids and adults think.

Available here: Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4)

A Favorite Book for Kids of All Ages - New York Times Bestseller

Wimpy Kid 4
Wimpy Kid 4

At first, I felt a little funny reading a kids book. However, the truth is, I found humor within each page. It was hard to put this book down. What I liked about the Wimpy Kid book was the comical cartoon illustrations throughout each page. These cartoons represent Greg Heffley, his family, friends and the daily things that are were happening during the course of the day as he wrote in his journal.

The book has lines to space out each sentence to give it the notebook look. The text is large enough to read without glasses.

The Wimpy Kid book begins with the first day of summer vacation. Greg's idea of the best summer is sitting by the TV playing video games all day long with the curtains closed. He calls himself an indoor person.

Greg's mom feels that he needs to go outside and enjoy summer with going to the swimming pool and other activities.

Greg writes in his journal about how he went to the country club with his friend Rowley. Greg was Rowley's guess. That didn't work out too well went Greg reported his complaints to Rowley's dad and Rowley was told not to invite Greg anymore.

As a family fun day, the Heffley's all go to the community swimming pool. Greg hates going because it is so crowded and he has to pass naked men showering who like to talk to him.

Summer Reading and Quality Time with Dad - Best Summer Ever

Reading Fun Club
Reading Fun Club

With Greg Heffley wanting to be lazy all summer, his mom has other plans for him. She starts a summer reading group where all the kids eventually leave with only Greg and his mom.

None of the kids felt it was any fun because they could not read a book of their choosing. One by one, they had an excuse not to show up. Greg's mom picked out the classics for the kids to read. Like the books when she was a kid. (Little Women, The Yearling, Old Yeller and Annie of Green Gables.)

She convinces Greg and his dad that they need to have some quality time together. Neither of them feels that they have anything in common. Except for the comic strip that they both hate in the newspaper called "Li'l Cutie".

Though the book is full of one funny problem after another, Greg tells in his journal that it had been the best summer ever.

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thelma it is for kids but adults can enjoy it too.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      2 years ago from Germany

      This is the first time I heard about this book. This sounds interesting to read. Thanks for sharing.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      3 years ago from Wisconsin

      sheilamarie78, even adults can laugh with this book while reading it.

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      Sheilamarie 

      3 years ago from British Columbia

      I have to admit I've never read a Wimpy Kid book, but they sound fun.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      My granddaughter loves these books.

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      dragonlildragon 

      5 years ago

      Very cool lens. Good job

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      Donnette Davis 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      My daughter LOVES it x

    • LisaDH profile image

      LisaDH 

      5 years ago

      My son loves these books!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @TeacherSerenia: I agree about Roderick. I think that is so typical with gaps between ages.

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      TeacherSerenia 

      5 years ago

      Read 5 out of 6 with number 7 preordered.

      Book 2 with Roderick in charge - I refused to buy that one. *shivers* Roderick is truly SCARY as a big brother.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've heard of the series, but my kiddos have never read them.

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