Thursday, November 11, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney (NY: Amulet Books, 2010).

Greg Heffley is back, clueless as ever, for yet another hilarious installment of the Wimpy Kid series. He and best buddy Rawley are not on speaking terms, and Greg can't find anyone else worthy of being his best friend. Christopher is only good for attracting mosquitoes, and Tyson has the unfortunate habit of pulling his pants all the way down when he goes to the bathroom. So Greg flies solo through an audition to be the new Peachy Breeze Ice Cream kid as well as more awkward adult interventions meant to instruct Greg about adolescence. Meanwhile, Greg's mom has decided to go back to school, so the family is busy keeping the house spotless for the lazy maid, who proves adept at getting out of work--inspiring Greg to hope for his own slacker future.

Raucous humor and superb illustrations make this book a must-read for grades 3 and up!

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