Kids devour these books, and the 7th in the series recently came out. And…did you know…the author grew up in D.C.? Thanks to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid folks for offering a FREE book of your choosing from the series. We’ll pick a winner on Valentine’s Day since The Third Wheel has a Valentine’s Day theme — just ADD A COMMENT to this post on one of these topics: What advice would you give a middle schooler about dances and school crushes? Or, what is the most awkward thing that happened to you in middle school?
Here’s some scoop about our latest Mom-Tastic Find…
About The Third Wheel
Love is in the air, but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.
About Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
About Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the Funbrain website, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.
About the author
Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.
Thanks to the author for this free art class on how to draw characters in the book:
Again, don’t be a wimp! :) Add a comment to this post, and we’ll pick a winner at random on 2/14/13. Fine print: Contest open to U.S. residents only for shipping purposes from the publisher.
Again, here’s the question…ADD A COMMENT to this post on one of these topics: What advice would you give a middle schooler about dances and school crushes? Or, what is the most awkward thing that happened to you in middle school?