Monday, June 21, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

To say the least, the physical and mental act of writing for my 10-year old daughter is not her favorite activity. However, to keep a promise and as an encouragement to my fierce one to keep up her writing, I am posting my female child's (now completed) 4th grade class book talk report.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Author: Jeff Kinney

Book Talk
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Greg is a lazy kid who likes it when his stuff is done for him. Rodrick is Greg's older brother who is mean to Greg and treats Greg like a rag doll. Manny is Greg's younger brother; he tries to act like Rodrick to be mean to Greg. But it just annoys him. Frank is Greg's father. He tries to be on a diet of no junk food whatsoever. Rowley is Greg's best friend. He tries to be like Greg, a macho kid.

In the beginning...

Greg starts the New Year like he's the boss of the house. He goes around their house helping (and ordering) his family with their resolutions, and to make them be better.

In the middle...

His dad forced Greg and Rodrick to sign up for Soccer for Greg and SAT class for Rodrick. When Greg's team comes up with the name "Red Socks" instead of "Twisted Wizard", Greg switches to back-up goalie so he didn't have to block free kicks.

His dad wants to ship Greg out to Military school like Lenwood Heath's parents did. Greg needs to change his dad's mind about Military school before he's gone. He signs up for Boy Scouts and gets Rowley to join too.

In The End...

Greg and his family went up to the Snellas' house for Seth Snellas' Half Birthday Party. Every year, the Snellas' try to have the little boy or girl laugh at grown-ups who line up. The Snellas' really want the grand prize of "AFF" (America's Funniest Family).

I recommend this book for people who like funny graphic novels.

13 comments:

  1. Brava, Fierce One! Well done.

    Michael, will this be a regular feature? Sort of a one-girl summer reading club?

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  2. I love that idea! I'm going to suggest that to you-know-who. Thanks very much, Naomi.

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  3. Oh, this is great. You bought her something on Saturday; let's see the review of that book!

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  4. I love it! Very distinct style and extremely helpful in allowing me to see right off if it's the type of story I'd be interested in. Pass along my compliments and my hope for more in the future. Cheers.

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  5. <span>¿En qué estás pensando...?</span>
    Great review and very straight-forward. Send my compliments to the little cousin!

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  6. I certainly will encourage her to keep this up. Thanks, Elyse.

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  7. I will pass on your very kind words, Rachel. From both of us, thank you very much.

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  8. She's very happy to hear people are leaving her compliments, and grateful. Thank you very much, cousin.

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  9. Very nice review! Hopefully more to come. I enjoyed it very much.

    I also wanted to add that I just bestowed the Versatile Blogger Award for all the great work you do on your blog:
    http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2010/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  10. Oh for sure I have to read this with my nephew! He'll love it! Way to go little Le0!

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  11. That is very kind of you say (my daughter will be overjoyed), and more than kind of you to share that award, J.D. Thank you, my friend.

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  12. Thank you very much, Jen, and behalf of my fierce one. 

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