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Nov 07 2017

Diary of a wimpy kid: Double down by Jeff Kinney

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Puffin Books, 2017. ISBN 9780143309338
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. Diary of a wimpy kid: Double down finds Greg Heffley continuing his hilarious journey through middle school. In Double down, Greg starts his diary by reflecting on what it would be like if his life was a documentary being watched by TV viewers everywhere. Greg's thoughts are funny and readers will be drawn into his crazy daydreams. Greg continues to reflect on his mum seeing him as gifted and he ended up in a so called champion group which was all about him learning to speak properly.
In Diary of a wimpy kid: Double down, every few pages is a new story in Greg's life; from talking about his pet pig to winning candy and his sneaky brother getting out of doing chores. Each entry has an accompanying cartoon that is as funny as the text.
This series of books sells itself and all fans will want the next instalment. The vocabulary continues to be enticing and exciting. It is highly recommended for readers aged 9+. Old fans and new fans will enjoy it and won't be able to put it down.
Kylie Kempster

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