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Hardcover, Amulet Books, 2009, ISBN13 9780810970687, ISBN10 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.

Lets face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Gregs 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 fathers efforts to change him. But when Gregs 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 Kinneys presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinneys spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Years 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 fathers attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Gregs 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 teams perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the racket childrens 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 812. (Jan.)

F&P level: T

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Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: Jan 2009
ISBN-13: 9780810970687
ISBN-10: 0810970686
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.5 x 0.8
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awesome book
4/26/2009

Customer review by sk8te45

5.0 stars by sk8te45

when i got my book it was so cool i love diary of a wimpy kid. It came in good shape and i cant stop reading it.

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sk8te45
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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:14 - 18
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Usage:Every day
great for kids
4/22/2009

Customer review by sobernana

5.0 stars by sobernana

I bought the whole series for my granddaughter she is not a reader, but loved the book and asked if I would buy it for her so I bought all of them

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
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Usage:Once per week
Good book
9/1/2009

Customer review by SHELL12

4.0 stars by SHELL12

My 10 year old son loves this book and said he will read it again and again. Thanks

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
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