Friday, June 1, 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - the last straw
Upper primary school children, particularly boys, enjoy reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. Written in diary format the books recount the thoughts and activities of Greg as he copes with living with his family, particularly his two brothers, school and his attempts to be noticed by girls. The text is presented as if it has been written in a notebook and is interspersed with cartoon drawings. The appeal of the books to children is not only the presentation that makes them easy to read but the humorous depiction of a young boy's view of perceived injustices in his everyday life.