This book is just good fun! It’s a page-turner that will make kids chuckle as they read about the mishaps and missteps that Greg Heffley makes – and how he handles them – as he winds his way through his first year of middle school. Everyone will be able to see themselves somewhere in this book. The illustrations are simple, but a lot of fun to look at. Your kids or students could journal a story about something that happened to them at school and draw their own cartoon to match. After you have read the book, definitely rent the movie to watch and discuss how the book was used in the film. Then read the rest of the series too!
Review by: Ann M. Mills, M.S.Ed.