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Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days / by Jeff Kinney.

By: Kinney, Jeff.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid: 4.Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2009ISBN: 9780810983915 (Harry N. Abrams); 0810983915 (Harry N. Abrams); 9780810988880 (pbk.); 0810988887 (pbk.); 9780810991699; 0810991691.Other title: Dog days.Subject(s): Humorous stories | Summer -- Juvenile fiction | Diaries -- Juvenile fiction | Vacations -- Juvenile fiction | Video games -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother's other ideas.
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In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother's other ideas.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-The wheeling and dealing of Greg Heffley's everyday life continues in the fourth book (Amulet Books, 2009) in Jeff Kinney's series. Unlike the previous stories, which take place during the school year, this one occurs during Greg's summer vacation. His summer plans include remaining indoors and playing video games, and not much else. But his mother has other plans for him, and so begins Greg's summer. His vacation is filled with one trial after another-running up an $83 dollar tab for smoothies at the country club where the father of his friend is a member (he thought the drinks were free), having to work to pay off his debt, starting a business which promptly fails, being frightened after watching a horror movie, bemoaning the fact that his mother starts a book club for boys, and that is just the beginning. Listeners will not have the opportunity to visually enjoy Greg's "handwritten" diary entries accompanied by his cartoon pictures, but they are certain to be entertained by Ramon de Ocampo's wonderful reading that skillfully captures Greg's self-centered, somewhat whining yet humorous angst.-Mary Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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Jeff Kinney was born in College Park, Maryland on February 19, 1971. He received a degree in computer science from the University of Maryland and created a comic strip Igdoof, which ran in the campus newspaper. Before becoming an author, worked as a computer programmer, online game developer, and designer.

He is the author and illustrator of the children's series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He originally developed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series online in installments on Funbrain.com. In 2006, he signed a publishing deal to turn his work into a print series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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