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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Format:  Hardcover,

217 pages

Edition: Booth-Clibborn

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2009

ISBN-13: 9780810970687

ISBN-10: 0810970686

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"The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level. " Let's face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other "manly" endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father's efforts to change him. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out. Greg and his family and friends, who make the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid "books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones. "Publishers Weekly"-1/19/2009: The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney's presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney's spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year's Day (he resolves to "help "other" people improve," telling his mother, "I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly") and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father's attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg's hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings ("Dear James, You smell"), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team's perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the "racket" children's book authors have going. "All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book." Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8-12. "(Jan.)""" F&P level: T

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Author:
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2009
ISBN-13: 9780810970687
ISBN-10: 0810970686
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 217
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.83
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.68 x 0.82 x 8.14

About the author

Biography of Kinney, Jeff

Jeff Kinney is the author/illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestselling children's series " Diary of a Wimpy Kid". He was born in College Park, Maryland in 1971, and attended the University of Maryland in the 1990's. Kinney aspired to a career in cartooning following the experiences of publishing his "Igdoof" comic strip in the campus newspaper. Kinney has worked as a computer programmer, online game developer, and designer.

He originally developed the " Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series online in installments on Funbrain. com. In 2006, Kinney signed a publishing deal to turn his work into a print series. His title Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2012 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2010 (United States)

Book description

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up... or get shipped out.

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation.

As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)

F&P level: T

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5★ by 63reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by MY DAUGHTER LOVED THIS BOOK. SHE READS EVERY NIGHT. 12/21/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by i started to read #2 Diary of the wimpy kid Rodrick rules .I read it in two days and i only have Rodrick rules and i started to read it and i couldn't stop so i was going to but the last straw and doggy days because I might seem very excited to read both Diary of the wimpy kid : The last straw and Doggy Days 11/09/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Reading solution for my 8 year old son! My son is 8 years old and has never found a book that doesn't lose his interest within a day or two. My son is in third grade but reads at a first grade level because he doesn't practice his reading. I bought him the first Wimpy Kid book a month ago and he was excited to read it EVERY night! The books have drawings on every page which helps keep his interest and they always make him laugh which makes our reading time fun and he enjoys it. The dialogue is hilarious and my son completely relates to the stories, such as playing video games or being grounded. The Wimpy Kid books are well worded for my son and he can now read a couple pages without needing very much help from me which has helped his confidence tremendously.Also, the stories are broken up to daily journal pages, so after each journal page I ask him to recap what happened, and so he will try his best to summarize what happened, and then I help him by reminding him of other things that happened as well, which helps strengthen his reading skills as well. Many other chapter books just go on for pages and don't offer a chance to summarize the reading after a page or two, which is so much easier for an 8 year old and the more he has done this, the more his summarizing skills have improved as well as his reading comprehension.I would also like to add that I actually enjoy this book and all of the books of the Wimpy Kid series, which also adds to the enjoyment of our reading time because while practicing his reading, we are also bonding!It's an amazing series, the solution to my son’s reading problems! 12/21/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best of Series Mr. Kinney is a genius, getting my non-reader to want to read. He loved the first 2 books and couldn't wait for this one, ended up reading it all in one day! He says it was worth waiting for, the best one yet. 01/14/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book! My son has read all of the Wimpy Kid books. He loves them and can't put the books down! Great addition! He is already asking when a new one will come out! This was the best price I found for the book at WalMart 02/15/2009
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