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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.

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age 8+

a good and fun book for the family!

Why it should be 9+ 3 Reasons Why read underneath! 1. Education Level: A good & funny book to read, My son walks around the house reading the book, his face is in the pages 24/7 and he loves Jeff Kinney's books so well done Jeff, it is also a good book to read at school for playtime or reading. 2. Great messages: no threats or violence just kind and friendly words a great book to solve a kids anger as well. 3. Great Role models: no sillyness at all a bit here and there but that is the fun bit! I recommend this book! Yours sincerely James. Anderson, works as a surgeon

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (26 ):

This funny 14th installment is more family-focused than most and will get kids laughing about chores, moving, and home improvement. It starts out in a ramble as books in the mega-popular graphic novel series usually do. Greg cleans his closet, has a garage sale, dreams of being famous and having a fancy house that he designs himself, and fumbles through household chores. When the construction workers show up, the warm-up is over. From here, the mishaps build until, the next thing you know, a hot tub is crashing through the roof.

Wimpy Kid continues to be a good series for reluctant readers. This one is also fun to read as a family because we see the Hefleys do chores together, have family meetings, and make plenty of mistakes -- and Greg's not always the culprit either. Mom books the movers on the wrong day and Dad should not be allowed to fix the washing machine.

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