Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW FOR DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - DOG DAYS - BY JEFF KINNEY

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DESCRIPTION:

It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.
 
Greg, a self-confessed "indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and "family togetherness.”
 
Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?


MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I am constantly on the look out for books that my son will like.  He has Dyslexia and reading has always been so hard for him.  He hates it.  Which kind of breaks my heart.  He is finally gaining some interest in reading now that he has been through a few years of tutoring with a wonderful tutor who specializes in Dyslexia.  

He started showing interest in some Magic Tree House Books, but we have a lot of these Diary of A Wimpy Kid books at our house.  One day he just picked one up and read it all by himself.  I think I cried a little that day :).

Well, we recently read one of them together.  I have to admit this book was super cute.  I think I laughed harder at times than he did.  

Anything that gets him to sit and read is worth every minute.  Not only did he want to read it he asked for me to read more.  He never wants to read more. (Okay enough of the personal stuff)

Greg is a funny kid.  He is determined to have the ultimate Summer.  His mother has decided they need to spend more time together as a "family".  Grey is not happy about all the "family" time, but when he goes to the pool for the first time he sees a girl he likes.  He decided Summer won't be so bad if he has to spend it at the pool "helping" the girl he is fond of.  That is until someone throws up at the pool, then Greg isn't so fond of helping anymore.

When Greg's dad comes home with a dog, he thought it would be all fun and games.  The dog seems to take to Greg, much to his dismay.  

This was such a fun book to read with my son.  It was fun to listen to him giggle.  I don't think he appreciated my giggling, but he put up with it ;).

I don't know if I enjoyed this because it was entertaining or because my son actually sat down and read a book with me.  Okay it was both :)!  This is a great children's book.  I really enjoyed it.

MY RATING:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.