Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do it Yourself Book
by Jeff Kinney
From Amazon Description:
Now you can write your own bestseller!
With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.
Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!
Like virtually every other kid on the planet, my 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter both LOVE the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. This latest book was released May 1st, and my kids are all over it.
My son hates art--hates it--so I didn't think he'd like the Do-it-Yourself version. I. Was. So. Wrong. Not only does he love it, but he'll sit for ages trying to draw a "just right" picture.
When he's not around, I'll catch my daughter sneaking the book to her bedroom (I am NOT making this up). When she sees me, she says, "I'll just do one. He won't like this one, Mom, I promise." It's seriously adorable. I think she'll probably end up with one of her own, though. Her birthday is next week. Shhhh, don't tell her!
If your kids are on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, don't pass this one up. It still has lots of reading, but it has plenty of writing/drawing opportunities that will hook even art haters.
*book courtesy of Abrams Books. Thank you, Laura!!
*** Others who can be counted on for a great MMGM review each week: ***
- Joanne Fritz @ My Brain on Books
- Ben Langhinrchs @ My Comfy Chair
- Sherrie Petersen @ Write About Now
- Brooke Favero @ Somewhere in the Middle
- Myrna Foster @ Night Writer
- Ally Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy
- Barbara Watson @ Novel and Nouveau
- Deb Marshall @ Just Deb!
- Anita Laydon Miller's Middle Grade Blog