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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009)

by Jeff Kinney, Jeff Kinney

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Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (3)

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Haha. Fed up with Greg's laziness, manipulativeness, and general un-likability, dad's threatening to send Greg off to military school. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 29, 2017 |
Greg Heffley is totally content being himself. His wimpy ways are not meeting his father, Frank’s standards for what a kid his age should be doing. Frank tries everything in his power to make his son tougher. Greg refuses to change his ways, he is lazy and is doing poorly in school. All that changes when he meets up with Heath Lenwood, the neighborhood punk who Frank loathes a few months after being sent to military camp. Heath has changed his ways and is now a stellar student and athlete, just what Frank wants his son to be. Frank then gets the idea to send his son to military camp if things do not change. Greg then goes to Boy Scouts and an incident between his friend Rodrick and him on a botched camping trip is the last straw for Frank. June soon rolls around and he knows he is being shipped to military camp. Before that he must go to the neighborhood party, which Frank is apprehensive of going to because of the embarrassment that is going to when playing father-son party games. His dad tells his he will owe him a large favor if he can get him out of the party. Greg then comes to the rescue and saves his dad by doing something very brave. That brave deed is wrestling his blanket away from his friend Manny during the gift exchange. and having his pants fall in front of everybody. His dad then tells him he doesn’t need to go to military camp that summer. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a popular series in my classroom. I borrowed a couple of books from my cousin from this series and I found the book to be very easy to read and a lot of illustrations throughout the book that made the story easy to follow. I also found the story to be very relatable to middle-school aged students who have very many of these same problems with fitting in and disagreeing with their parents about issues. I think this book would be a good book to have students read who may have a hard time fitting into a group of students.
  dennehycm32 | Feb 24, 2017 |
The main character Greg gets a journal from his mom. He records a year full of lots crazy things he get himself into, like foolish schemes, close calls with bullies, and school play humiliations to name a few. He does many of the crazy things he does to try to become popular. No matter what his plan is, it’s destined to fail. Some of Greg’s crazy ideas include running for class treasurer, writing the comic for the school newspaper, and try to get the most candy on Halloween are to name a few. This book is extremely funny and middle school students will be able to identify warm heartedly .

Comprehensive Strategy: This book goes well with journaling. This book also is a great starting point to talk about things like popularity and being who you are no ( )
  kafreehill | Dec 3, 2016 |
The Last Straw is the third book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It is very humorous , however it does a great job of relating to a middle school aged student. There are illustrations throughout the book that I think helps keep the reader engaged. There are many activities that can go along with not only this book but any of the books in the series. An example would be to tell your students to create their own diary in a condensed form that includes their own handwriting and artwork much like Greg’s.
  tayro_95 | Nov 1, 2016 |
The Last Straw is the third book in the diary of a wimpy kid series. The series begins in winter and follows the spring semester up until summer. This book is an excellent read for reluctant readers and brings an interest into reader a student may have not already had. The graphic novel and journal format brings an entertaining format and teaches students how to journal properly. ( )
  adb067 | Oct 18, 2016 |
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Mrs. Craig made Patty Farrell class monitor and left the room. Patty took her job as class monitor really seriously, and when she is in charge, nobody dares to step out of line.
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A verdade é - Greg Heffley nunca deixará de ser um banana. Mas alguém precisa explicar isso ao pai dele, porque Frank Heffley ainda acredita que conseguirá 'endurecer' o filho. Claro que Greg consegue esquivar-se facilmente aos esforços do pai para mudar. Mas, quando o pai ameaça enviá-lo para uma escola militar, Greg percebe que tem de se tornar duro ou não terá salvação.
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Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.


Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

This highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.


Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12.

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Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.

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