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Dog Days 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Kinney, Jeff
ISBN: 0810983915     ISBN-13: 9780810983915
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
    OUR PRICE: $12.56  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: October 2009
Annotation: The latest addition to the series which includes Rodrick Rules and The Last Straw reveals more of the hazards of growing up before you're ready through the words and drawings in Greg Heffley's diary. $500,000 ad/promo.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Summer; Fiction.
Diaries; Fiction.
Humorous stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2009024953
Lexile Measure: 1010
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.85 lbs) 214 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 133167
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q48238
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 7.0
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Contributor Bio(s):

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
In this fourth series entry, it's summer, and Greg's mom is determined that the Heffley family will spend some quality time together--bad news for the wimpy kid, who prefers to be "in front of the TV, playing video games with the curtains closed and the lights turned off." As usual, Greg's narration and accompanying almost-stick-figure cartoon illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2009 October #2)

Is there a better remedy for the back-to-school doldrums than getting to see how Greg Heffley spent his summer vacation? If nothing else, the comedy of errors and indignities he suffers will make readers feel a whole lot better about any family vacation disasters of their own. In the fourth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg has a falling-out with his friend Rowley over a failed lawn-care business, puts up with his parents' attempts to get him out of the house (Mom organizes a book club for boys—who pick out titles like "Sudoku Insanity" and "Ultimate Video Game Cheats") and tries to shake off the twin horrors of the murderous "muddy hand" from a horror film he watches and the terrifying sights in the men's locker room at the pool. Kinney's gift for telling, pitch-perfect details in both his writing and art remains (such as the cursive script and cutesy content of Mom's photo album captions). No reason to think kids won't devour this book as voraciously as its predecessors. Ages 8–12. (Oct.)

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