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Diary of a Wimpy Kid  
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Author Jeff Kinney
Illustrator Jeff Kinney
Cover artist Jeff Kinney
Country United States
Language English
Series Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Genre(s) Realistic fiction novel
Publisher Amulet Books
Publication date April 1, 2007
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 217
ISBN ISBN 978-0-1433-0383-1
OCLC Number 271303785
Followed by Rodrick Rules (2008)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (also known as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal or Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel in Cartoons) is a realistic fiction novel written by American author Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, being released on April 1, 2007.

The book was originally on FunBrain, but when it was adapted into a print book, Jeff Kinney decided to split it into a series.

The series has stayed on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books for 41 weeks as of November 1, 2009.

A movie of the same name will be released on March 19, 2010. It stars Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley.

Plot Summary

The first book begins with an introduction to Gregory "Greg" Heffley and his middle school life. It takes place during his sixth grade year. The book also explains the "Cheese Touch" early on. It is similar to the game of tag in which the person who touched "The Cheese" (a piece of moldy cheese that had remained on the school basketball court after it had presumably fallen out of someone's sandwich the previous spring) had to get rid of it by touching someone else.

In the first half of the book, Greg endures events such as Halloween, learning how to wrestle, and acting in the play of The Wizard of Oz as a tree. During trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Greg and Rowley are ambushed by a group of teenagers. Then they take refuge at Greg's grandmother's house and taunt the teenagers from there by making sounds and faces at them.This upsets Greg's mom, who orders them to come home. They do come home, but get a surprise when they come to the driveway. "Man! I toatlly forgot about dad!"

On Christmas day, Greg writes that he gets very few presents that he likes. He does not get the one thing he really wants, a video game called Twisted Wizard, but instead gets a red sweater, an 8 x 10 picture of his uncle, and a Big Wheel. Greg then throws a football at Rowley while the latter is riding the Big Wheel, breaking his hand. At school, Rowley is surrounded by girls, which made Greg mad because he wants more attention from girls.

Later, he and Rowley join the Safety Patrol, whose responsibility is to walk home morning kindergartners. However, Greg gets kicked off the Patrol for chasing the kindergartners with a worm on a stick and Rowley becomes promoted. When Greg gets kicked off, Rowley starts to ignore Greg. Slowly, they begin drifting apart and Rowley starts hanging out with Collin Lee; and when he goes over to Rowley's house, Greg retaliates by spending his night at Fregley's. This turns into a disaster as Fregley becomes hyper by eating too much candy and begins to chase Greg. Greg then leaves and runs home in the middle of the night.

Nearing the end of the school year, Rowley's comic strip, called "Zoo-Wee Mama", is entered into the school's newspaper. Greg tells Rowley to list him as the co-creator because it was his idea and joke punchline. Rowley then denies that Greg had anything to do with it. They get ready to fight but are then interrupted by the teenagers they taunted on Halloween. They showed up to pay them back and they force Rowley to eat the cheese at the blacktop, but Greg gets away by lying to the teenagers saying he is allergic to dairy products. The next day, Greg explains that he removed the Cheese, but unfortunately for him, the other students thought that this meant Greg actually touched it, giving him the Cheese Touch. For the rest of the year, Greg is in seclusion from everyone else and he and Rowley become best friends again. Despite Greg's best efforts to become 'Class Clown' in the favorites page in the yearbook, the title is given to Rowley for his "Zoo-Wee Mama" comics. Greg states at the end of the book that he threw away his yearbook and doesn't care about Rowley having the title of Class Clown, but if it goes to Rowley's head, Greg will remind him that he was the one who ate the Cheese. Now there are now four novels in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series that include`s a make your own diary fun book.

Film Adaptation

A film was made by Fox 2000 and directed by Thor Freudenthal. The movie stars Zachary Gordon as Greg, Robert Capron as Rowley, Steve Zahn as Greg's dad, Rachael Harris as Greg's mom, Devon Bostick as Rodrick, Chloë Moretz as a new character named Angie, and Connor and Owen Fielding as Manny. The film is set for a March 19, 2010 release.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid  
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American cover
Author Jeff Kinney
Illustrator Jeff Kinney
Country United States
Language English
Series Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Genre(s) Realistic fiction novel
Publisher Amulet Books
Publication date April 1, 2007
Media type Print (Paperback and Hardcover)
Pages 217
ISBN ISBN 978-0-1433-0383-1
OCLC Number 271303785
Followed by Rodrick Rules (2008)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (also known as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal or Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel in Cartoons) is a realistic fiction novel written by American author Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, being released on April 1, 2007.[1] A movie of the same name was released on March 19, 2010. It stars Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley and Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson.

Contents

Plot summary

The book begins with an introduction to Gregory "Greg" Heffley and his middle school life. The book takes place during his first year of middle school. It explains "The Cheese Touch" early on. It is very similar to the Cooties. In the book, a kid named Darren Walsh touches the Cheese with his finger. It is passed around the school, and later gets to a student named Abe Hall, who moved to California ends up taking the Cheese Touch with him. He is mad at his older brother, Rodrick. In the first half of the book, Rowley and Greg endure events such as Halloween, learning how to wrestle, and acting in the play of The Wizard of Oz as a tree. During trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Greg and Rowley are ambushed by a group of teenagers . They take refuge at Greg's grandmother's house and taunt the teenagers from there by making sounds and faces at them. This upsets Greg's mom, who orders them to come home. They do come home, but get a surprise when they come to the driveway—Greg's father drenches the two friends with a trash can full of water, thinking they were teens (he drenches every teen he sees on halloween, it's his tradition). On Christmas day, Greg writes that he gets very few presents that he likes. He does not get the one thing he really wants, a video game called Twisted Wizard, but instead gets a red sweater because his parents mix the presents up, an 8 x 10 picture of his uncle, and a Big Wheel. Manny gets all the presents that he wanted, making Greg more frustrated. Rodrick gives Greg a "L'il Cutie" book which he hates as much as his father who knows that. Greg slaps a bow on the book, as Rowley loves it. Then Rowley rides a Big Wheel, and Greg accidentally threw a football to the tire of the bike, breaking his arm. At school, Rowley is surrounded by girls because he is injured, which makes Greg mad because he wants more attention from girls.

Greg and Rowley join safety patrol, and had to walk the morning kindergartners home. When Rowley isn't there, Greg chases the kindergartners with worms. He is wearing Rowley's coat, and Rowley gets accused of doing the whole thing. When Greg confesses to Rowley, Rowley tattles on him and gets promoted in safety patrol. Rowley and Greg get mad at each other. Slowly, they begin drifting apart and Rowley starts hanging out with Collin Lee; when he goes near Rowley's front yard, walkway, or house. Greg retaliates by spending his night at Fregley's. The sleepover turns into a disaster as Fregley eats a bag of jelly beans, which induces hyperactivity, and begins to chase Greg with a booger. Greg goes into the bathroom and then leaves and runs home in the middle of the night.

Nearing the end of the school year, Rowley's comic strip, called "Zoo Wee Mama", is entered into the school's newspaper. "Zoo-Wee Mamma" was originally Greg's idea, but gets sick of it and let Rowley take up the pen, meaning that Rowley turns "Zoo-Wee Mamma" upside down. Greg tells Rowley to list him as the co-creator because it was his idea and joke punchline. Rowley then denies that Greg had anything to do with it. They get ready to fight but are then interrupted by the teenagers they taunted on Halloween. They showed up to pay them back and they force Rowley to eat the Cheese, but Greg gets away by lying to the angry, bad tempered teenagers saying he is allergic to dairy products. The next day, Greg explains that he removed the Cheese, but unfortunately for him, the other students thought that this meant Greg actually touched it, giving him the Cheese Touch. For the rest of the year, Greg is in seclusion from everyone else. He and Rowley become best friends again. Despite Greg's best efforts to become "class clown" in the favorites page in the yearbook, the title is given to Rowley for his "Zoo-Wee Mama" comics. Greg states at the end of the book that he threw away his yearbook and doesn't care about Rowley having the title of Class Clown, but if it goes to Rowley's head, Greg will remind him that he was the one who ate the Cheese and isn't afraid to tell the entire school about it.

Film adaptation

A film was made by 20th Century Fox and directed by Thor Freudenthal. The movie stars Zachary Gordon as Greg, Robert Capron as Rowley, Steve Zahn as Greg's father, Rachael Harris as Greg's mother, Devon Bostick as Rodrick, Chloë Moretz as a new character named Angie, and Connor and Owen Fielding as Manny. The film was released on March 19, 2010. The next movie is due to be released on March 25, 2011.

References

  1. ^ The Book is in Stores, April 1, 2007

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Quotes

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"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a Web-book and a book.

Contents

Greg Heffley

  • (first lines)First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I knowwhat it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn't say "diary". Great. All I need is some jerk to catch me carrying this book around and get the wrong idea.
  • Anyway, when Rodrick gets First Prize tomorrow and passes Science, I just hope he realizes how lucky he is to have a brother like ME.
  • Hey, have you ever noticed this freckle before?
  • Estario parado en mi ay-ay-ay!
  • But like they say, a deal's a deal
  • Let me just say for the record I think middle school is the dumbesst idea ever invented. you got kids like me who haven't hit their growth spurt yet mixed in with these gorillas who need to shave twice a day.

Rodrick Heffley

  • Class is dismissed early today.
  • Your homework is to listen to some music with drums in it.
  • (Playing Dungeons & Dragons) You and your group of nerds fall into a pit and it's full of dynamite and you blow up. The end.
  • Sissy!*punch*
  • My body is on a schedule.
  • My fee has gone up.
  • No, no, no!

Manny Heffley

  • Bubby thowed wock at big window.
  • I'm ownwy thwee!
  • I'm sowwy, Bubby.
  • (what he calls Greg)Bubby!
  • Ploopy
  • Tingy
  • Chokwits
  • Pootie!

Frank Heffley

  • Stop shivering, Greg!
  • I think I just heard some grunting noises coming from the furnace room.
  • What? I can't enjoy my music, too?
  • I must be losing my marbles.
  • Good luck with that!

Susan Heffley

  • You forgot your lunch at home!
  • Did you do the right thing?
  • Oh.
  • That's not nice!
  • Hi, honey bunches!

Rowley Jefferson

  • Joshie says that you should respect your parents and follow your dreams!
  • G'day, mate!
  • Duh.
  • [Sniff, sniff.]Heh, heh.

Fregley

  • Juice! Juuuice!
  • Wanna see my "Secret Freckle"?
  • Pant, pant, pant!
  • Woo! Woo!
  • (In letter form)

Dear Gregory,

I'm very sorry I chased you with a booger on my finger. Here, I put it on this paper so you can get me back.

  • (Quivering noises).

Other

Bill

  • Mornin', Mr. Heffley!
  • Who's ready to rrrrocccckkkkk?

Uncle Joe

  • Nice toys, big brother!
  • Better look out for the "potty monster", little fella!

Dialogue

Fregly: Wanna see my "secret freckle"?
Greg: Uh... no thanks.

(Rowley and Greg are playing a video game)
TV: BAD FART AHEAD!
Rowley: Bwaahahahaha!

Chirag: Rowley, do you think I exist?
Rowley: Nope! I can't even hear you or see you!

(In front of Manny)
Ann: I love you soooo much!
Frank: And I love you so much!

(Whenever Rowley comes over)
Frank: The basement is off-limits.
Rowley: Yes, sir.

(Trying out a secret code)
Greg: Your-pa dad-pa smells-pa like-pa a woman-pa!
Rowley: Hee hee hee!
(Rowley's dad kicks Greg out)

Greg: Did you see any sharks fighting giant tarantulas on your safari?
Rowley: No. And sharks don't fight tarantualas.
Greg: Well, at Wild Kingdom they do.

Fregley: Can I peek at your infection?
Greg: Go away.

Greg: Rowley here just got back from South Dakota!
Rowley: South America!
Greg: Whatever!

Ann: Why don't you go outside and play with Fregley?
Greg: I think Fregley may be naked.

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