Thursday, April 8, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

My 14 year old son is not an avid reader. As a matter of fact getting him to read anything beyond the normal school stuff (and even then it can be tough) is like pulling teeth. Me and his dad sat down with this boy who would rather play video games then read and told him that he needed to start reading books. It came down to this, no reading no video games period. This boy of mine then went online and researched some books that he would like to read and he stumbled across this book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. We were in heaven when our son came to us and told us he found a book he wanted to read. My husband checked it out online and thought it looked suitable for our son. The very next day he came home from work with a copy in hand and passed it over to the boy. Life around here has been very different the past few days. Instead of having to drag him from video games, his nose is stuck in this book!! Mind you his reading skills are behind, due to some difficulties that are not his fault. This book is technically for 9-12 year old and he is older then that but he is reading it. He likes to read it out loud, so I sit as patiently as I can while he reads it to me. I help with any hard words, but he is reading the majority of the book himself. This book is in a diary or journal format and is written from the point of view of a middle school boy named Greg. Greg gets into lots of mischief and is not always the "ideal kid", but he is fun always up to something. That "something" may not always be good, but honestly it reminds of a typical boy. On each page their is a little comic that adds to flavor of the story. I highly recommend this book for your boy readers. Keep in mind it is a secular book, so if that bothers you then refrain from getting it. This is a series and there is a journal that can go along with it as well as an upcoming motion picture. Well, I'm off to read some more! :o)

1 comment:

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Yay!!! My boys have read and re-read DOAWK over and over again. They tell me all the time that they with Greg Heffley was real because they would totally get along. And they both love video games! LOL

I'm all for showing them that reading can be FUN.