Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)

by Jeff Kinney (Author)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

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?

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Publisher's Weekly

Starred Review

Is there a better remedy for the back-to-school doldrums than getting to see how Greg Heffley spent his summer vacation? If nothing else, the comedy of errors and indignities he suffers will make readers feel a whole lot better about any family vacation disasters of their own. In the fourth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg has a falling-out with his friend Rowley over a failed lawn-care business, puts up with his parents' attempts to get him out of the house (Mom organizes a book club for boyswho pick out titles like Sudoku Insanity and Ultimate Video Game Cheats) and tries to shake off the twin horrors of the murderous muddy hand from a horror film he watches and the terrifying sights in the men's locker room at the pool. Kinney's gift for telling, pitch-perfect details in both his writing and art remains (such as the cursive script and cutesy content of Mom's photo album captions). No reason to think kids won't devour this book as voraciously as its predecessors. Ages 8-12. (Oct.)

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.

I think this story was kinda usual, and I was disappointed that there wasn't a huge plot twist. Because most Jeff Kenny books have a big plot twist but Dog Days was pretty regular. It had 1 plot twist that wasn't that good. I hope their next book could have a little bit more added to the book without having only summer things in it. But it was an okay book I think it was fine.

Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, DC, area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781419741883
Lexile Measure
1010
Guided Reading Level
T
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
October 12, 2009
Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV008000 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Diaries
Summer
Golden Archer Award
Winner
Garden State Children's Book Awards
Winner

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