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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Last Fall, Peter got all four of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  I got him one and my mom got him the other three at the school's Fall Book Fair.  (Our school has a Grandparent's Day where all the grandparents are invited to have lunch with the kids and then join them at the book fair where hopefully they will spend oodles of their retirement money.)

Peter devoured these books.  Here is a picture I took of Peter reading one of them last October.  I was inside taking this picture through a window because I didn't want to disturb him.  Look at his little furrowed brow - isn't it cute?

He has since read each of them at least twice so when I heard there was a movie coming out, I knew we would be going.

We took the kids this Saturday and what a cute movie it was!  We laughed, we giggled, and we were grossed out.  It was the perfect movie for a 7-year-old boy!  (And a 40-year-old girl for that matter.)

Last week at the school's Spring Book Fair, Grandma got Peter the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Journal and the poster.  Peter has been drawing his own comics and writing in this journal ever since. 

The only problem is that he keeps asking me when there's going to be a new book out.  The fourth book just came out in September so he's disappointed when I tell him it's probably going to be another year or more.

Meanwhile, I guess he'll just keep re-reading the first four and writing his own diary.

Although both Greg and Peter will tell you - "It's not a diary.  It's a journal!"


Aimee said...

Francie and Fiver both think those books are hilarious! And I have to admit to laughing at the parts they have read to me . . . :)

Now they want to go see the movie, of course!

Mari said...

I hadn't heard of those books until the movie, but they look good! Love the picture of Peter.

mgibble said...

Jared wants to go see the movie too. So you think it was worth movie ticket prices & popcorn??? We just rented "Where the Wild Things Are" from Redbox. I was highly disappointed and am glad we waited for it on DVD.

Robin hill farm said...

I love that picture of Peter! I love to see children getting lost in a good book. :)

Beth Cotell said...


Yes! This is totally worth it. We actually took the kids to see WTWTA because I wanted to see it and we weren’t impressed. This movie was super cute and we laughed a lot. According to Peter, they stayed pretty true to the book. Definitely worth the price of a matinee and a popcorn.


He & Me + 3 said...

My girls want to go see it too. Glad to hear you all liked it.

Denise said...

Glad you enjoyed them.

Jessica Ryan said...

So glad that you enjoyed it! The movie did not get stellar reviews. My older two loved the books so we are going to see the movie tomorrow. I am so glad you were not disappointed!

Chris said...

My 8 year old is working his way through the How to Train your Dragon books so we are going to go see that instead. We can't wait! We'll be seeing DWK on DVD for sure, though! It looks so funny! I wish we didn't have to pick just one, but we are a family of 5 going to the movies, so what with the loan and all... :)