If you have ever seen the cartoon show, How to Draw Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then you will be happy to know that it is now available in print. This book is by author Jeff Kinney and it has many interesting and exciting characters. It is a fun read and is highly recommended.
Author Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid has made its mark in the land of the blindingly bright sun. It has been a hit in the classroom and on the screen with Alicia Silverstone, Jason Drucker, and Tom Everett Scott starring in the title role. In fact, you might have spotted these intrepid adventurers if you were to drive through the mountain towns of New Zealand. You can follow the adventures of Greg, Rodrick, and the crew on their social media sites.
The book is an enlightening read and has a plethora of tips and tricks. Not surprisingly, it was a no-brainer to include it in our list of books to read. With that said, here are some of the more notable lessons learned. Hopefully, they will inspire you to learn more on your own. For more, check out the Wimpy Kid blog. They also offer a list of events, including the Book to Movie event in the near future.
Comics by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a series of books that have topped the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists for more than 400 weeks. The books, which are about a middle-schooler’s personal diary, have been translated into dozens of languages. Moreover, the books have been adapted into films and a stage play. They have also won many awards, including the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
Born in Fort Washington, Maryland, Jeffery Patrick Kinney was an imaginative child who loved reading. He was inspired by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume and others. However, Jeff never thought that he would become a children’s author. His ambition was to become a newspaper cartoonist.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Jeff moved to New England to pursue his dreams. While living in Massachusetts, Jeff worked as a graphic artist and production manager for a student newspaper.
Later, he started a comic strip called “Igdoof” for his school newspaper. However, it did not get syndicated.
Characters in the comics
Diary of a Wimpy Kid has featured a wide variety of characters. Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson, Malvin and Malcolm, Uncle Charlie, and Patty are just a few. Throughout the series, each character has made a mark. The books have sold around the world.
Greg Heffley is the star of the franchise. His family includes his father, Frank; his mother, Susan; and his two brothers, Rodrick and Manny. A great uncle, Uncle Charlie, also has a hand in the action.
Rowley Jefferson is Greg’s best friend. The two become closer after Rowley’s grandfather passes away. Linda Jefferson, Rowley’s mother, is a bit concerned about Rowley’s behavior. When Rowley breaks his big toe while playing with a dumbbell, Greg decides to apologize. At the end of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Rowley starts dating Abigail Brown.
Rowley Jefferson’s role in the series has been fairly limited. In the first three films, he’s portrayed by Robert Capron.
Books by Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the most popular book series for young readers. It’s a fun and easy-to-read format that tackles middle school drama and real life issues. Since the books were published in 2007, the series has sold over 250 million copies worldwide. Several films have been based on the books, including the first animated film, which is now available on Disney+.
In addition to the books, there are several media based on the characters in the series. The Wimpy Kid YouTube channel features Jeff Kinney answering fan questions. There are also boxed sets and special editions available for fans.
The Diary of a Wimpy kid series introduces Greg Heffley, a middle schooler who is forced to share hallways with meaner kids. But when Rodrick takes him under his wing, Greg begins to learn some important lessons.
Jeff Kinney is the author of the Wimpy Kid series, which he started in 2007. His first book came out in 2007 and has since been translated into 82 languages.