Hello there you, are you thirsty? Well, shut up and wait til the end of this here review and I’ll treat you to a drink.
So, with the help of my daughter Jess (10) we have been having a looking at an extract of the brand new Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book, Old School by Jeff Kinney, out on the 3rd November. We’ve only had 10 pages to read, but I thought it’d be nice to let you know what we think about it so you can go an excitedly pre-order it HERE.
FUDGEY – Hello Jess, how was your day?
JESS – Good.
FUDGEY – Good. Did you like the book?
JESS – Yes, it’s awesome!
FUDGEY – What’s it about? Assume I have never heard of Wimpy Kid before, for example if the DVD player had never been invented and you never needed a bedtime story…
JESS – Greg (the Wimpy Kid) and Rowley (his best friend) try to make lemonade.
FUDGEY – Why would they do that?
JESS – They have to find something to do without electronics when the whole town tries to live without technology and stuff. So they set up a lemonade stand.
FUDGEY – What else happens?
JESS – They take some water to the park for the runners, but they put the water in jugs, which the runners just use to water the plants.
FUDGEY – That sounds daft. So, are there pictures and that?
JESS – Yes, there are loads of little comic pictures on every page.
FUDGEY – What do you think will happen next in the story? Will Greg manage to cope without technology?
JESS – He’ll probably sort something out, after it all goes wrong.
FUDGEY – Is the book easy to read?
JESS – Yes, it is really easy to follow, and fun.
FUDGEY – What age would you recommend for this book? Would your sister (5) enjoy it?
JESS – She would enjoy it if someone read it to her, but it does have some long words. I would say age 8+.
FUDGEY – Is it as good as the movies, that you have made me watch too many times?
JESS – The movies are shaken up a bit, but are just as funny and interesting.
FUDGEY – Will you be (making me) buy the book when it comes out?
JESS – Yes, definitely.
FUDGEY – Fantastic. Now go to your room.
So, yeah, that’s Jess’ first book review. We were also asked by the lovely PR lady that sent us the book extract to follow the recipe in the book and make our own lemonade. So, we dragged Meg along, and made some. Would you like to see the video? Of course you would, you’re awesome.