The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary
I am admittedly a fan of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid
series. The books are truth based comedy. They appeal to kids who
might not be motivated to try more traditional (as in teacher
recommended) literature. They appeal to parents who have not lost
their sense of humor.
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary takes everyboy Greg Heffly from doodle
in a sketch pad to the bright lights of Hollywood. It gives readers
an insider look into the gazzilion challenges of film making. Did you
know that people behind the scenes even created stuff like a yearbook
and trophies for the fictitious Westmore Middle School? I sure
didn't. The plethora of illustrations--both cartoon and photograph--
will appeal to fans of both movie and series.
Yes, it's a light, fun read. But the descriptions of behind the
scenes jobs might be inspiring to art and tech minded kids.
On a personal note, Joey Cat showed me he has hero cat potential. He
woke me up in the middle of the night because he smelled smoke blowing
in the window. He was really agitated which is so not him. When the
window was shut and the smoke smell died out he was content to go to
sleep. The little guy is on the job. I can sleep a lot more secure.
A great big shout out goes out to hero animals large and small.
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