November 19, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Third Wheel Review and Giveaway

Jeff Kinney is back with another Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and this time. 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.

Our Thoughts:  My boys have been long time fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and the oldest of Los Tres Amigos was thrilled to be among the first of his friends to have the latest book in the series.  I love to read and I'm sure my love of reading comes from my mom, who is an avid reader and now the tradition continues in my kids.  All of them are avid readers and it's always nice to peek in their bedroom and see them engrossed in a book.  It's a beautiful thing.

Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid never disappoints.  All of my boys are fans and most of their friends are fans.  The series is often among the first books to sell out during the annual book sale at the kids' school.  

I'm also glad to see the series is now available in e-books as Wimp-E-Books.

About Wimp-E-Books
Books 1-7 in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available for download as Wimp-E-Books wherever e-Books are sold.  Wimp-E-Books carry their own name and logo.  Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney was involved in all aspects of the transformation of the Wimpy Kid books into e-book form.  Says Kinney, “It was important to me to make sure the books look just as good on the screen as they do on paper. I’m thrilled at the way the books look on e-readers, tablets, and other devices, and I hope fans enjoy having them in digital format as much as they've enjoyed them as books.”  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 website, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include 
  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007)
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008)
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009)
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010)
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011) 
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (2012) 
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. 

Buy It:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid books may be found a book retailers nationwide and even at most schools during the annual book sale. 

Win It:   One lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog visitor will win their fave Diary of a Wimpy Kid book.

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