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The first book in the phenomenally successful series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.

Luckily Greg has his best friend and sidekick, Rowley. But when Rowley's popularity starts to rise, it kicks off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

'[This] 'novel in cartoons' should keep readers in stitches, eagerly anticipating Gregs further adventures.' Publishers Weekly

'Laugh-out-loud... lots of fun throughout.' Booklist

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143303831

    February 4, 2008

    Puffin

    240 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

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    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • Hardback

    9780670074921

    August 30, 2010

    Viking

    232 pages

    RRP $26.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781742538860

    October 31, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    226 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Winner
    Fiction for Younger Readers

Also by Jeff Kinney

The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK10)
Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK2)
The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK7)
Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK8)
Dog Days: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Bk4)
Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK6)
The Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3)
The Ugly Truth
The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK9)
Do-it-Yourself Volume 2: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: BK 13
The Wimpy Kid School Planner (2018 ed.)
Old School
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Love, Simon
Undercover Princess
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Fish In A Tree
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Twelve Nights
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Witches
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Trash
365 Days of Wonder
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Why I Love Footy
Now
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Artemis Fowl
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)