Thursday, 1 December 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Before I had children, I used to read every day. I was one of those who pre-ordered Harry Potter books, and finished every single book within 2-3 days. I remember thinking that books written for children aren't that childish at all. In fact, they are really good to read as well.

I was given a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever from Puffin Books to review. Again, although it's written for children 9 years and above, it never failed to make me laugh.

About the book:
  • £12.99 RRP (Hardback)
  • 217 pages
  • The 6th addition to the national bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Written by Jeff Kinney, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World
  • A diary of a wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, around Christmas time where things didn't go according to plan, leading him into becoming a 'criminal' into hiding.

My review:

Greg is a kind of clever kid whose plans kept back-firing at him. He has an extraordinarily clever baby brother who's spoilt and selfish, an impatient mum, and he always ended up being on his dad's bad book by accident.

He goes to a school that has a very interesting way of keeping their children behaved, and he has an enlightening point of view on how Christmas affects a child's normal life.

The book is very funny and I really enjoyed reading it. It would be challenging to read it to my children, but I'm sure my niece and nephew would enjoy this very much! This would make a lovely gift for those who likes a laugh and love reading books.

Something that is probably quite irrelevant and might make me sound like a book geek, but we (me and hubby who doesn't read books) think that the quality of this hardback book is really good! I think it's a book lover thing (my hubby is a different case, he's an engineer who looks at things from a totally different point of view than others), I just love holding and stroking the hard cover, and it's got that hollow sound when you tap on the book, love it!

Disclosure: I was given a review copy of the book; all opinions are honest and my own