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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.

Book Jeff Kinney Humor 2011
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age 8+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 6+
age 7+

Cabin Fever ☃️

in my opinion this one is the best in the series it a really good read and I like to read it every year in the winter season since it a winter book

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (50 ):

Fans of the Wimpy Kid series could definitely do worse than having CABIN FEVER handy during cold winter weather. Greg's still up to no good in his own cluelessly funny way. Seeing how his family handles being stranded in a snowstorm is the highlight of the book. On the other hand, flashbacks about Greg's strange doll and the president's physical fitness test aren't as engaging and are too big a departure from the main story.

As always, there are reminders that being a kid is so different today. Parents reading along will laugh about the sad state of Greg's playground (all the toys are removed for "safety reasons"), the kids sneaking energy drinks when the school soda machine is removed, and that Greg gets rewarded with cybercash for watching his online pet watch commercials. While the later volumes in this series lack a little punch compared with the early ones, there's still plenty to laugh at and discuss with young readers.

Book Details

  • Author: Jeff Kinney
  • Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: November 15, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 19, 2018

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