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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
by Jeff Kinney
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I have always enjoyed diary of a wimpy kid and i think that these are great childrens books.
This book starts off when Greg goes to a party on halloween. His costume was Rowley and Greg in the same costume making them look like a bigger person with 2 heads. When the party is over some guys start throwing candy and blowing their instruments at him.Greg runs back to his house with Rowley right behind him. After they get in Greg's House Greg says: were gonna call the cops But they guys didn't move a muscle. Greg actually grabs the phone and starts dialing 911. But then the guys ran away and Greg was " victorious" in a way. After that happened Greg kept a good eye on those guys cuz they could do it again any moment. When lunch started at school Greg saw Fregley doing something Greg walked over and asked: what are u doing Fregley. Fregley answered by saying chewing a bubble with my belly button. Greg didn't believe it at first but then Fregley made a bubble with his belly button. Greg was surprised he saw a bunch of kids crowding around him seeing what else he could chew. after that whole incident Greg went to sit down and eat lunch with his best friend Rowley. after School Greg saw Dad talking with Mom about something. Greg asked what was going on and Dad looked pretty excited. Greg was confused. Then Dad said that Greg was doing soccer finally. Greg was shocked by the news. Then he went up to his room in silence. after Soccer try-outs Greg thought about quitting well that made Dad mad more mad then usual. Then Dad said: no son of MINE is a quitter. after a while of soccer Greg thought maybe he could make a movie with Rowley. he asked Rowley about it he said it was a good idea. Then Mom reminded them that the geese were migrating this month. Greg and Rowley understood and started their movie. The movie was called: Attack of the Night crawlers. Rowley thought it was pretty cool when Greg explained it to him. after the explanation Greg's house got attacked by Geese. Rowley hid in a tree and somehow got famous the next day.
My Opinion on this book is that it was pretty cool with all the art and cool stuff like that.
I read the book diary of a wimpy kid cabin fever and i did not like it, and i thought i would give another book in the series a chance so i read this book. It was better then cabin fever i was not thrilled with this book but nether was i not satisfied with it. It was an ok book. This book is about how Greg Heffley is always having problems with his family and how everything that looks like it is going good ends up going bad. A central conflict is when Greg heffley was trying to make a movie with rowley heffrison is best friend but it does not go as plan because it turns out they didn't have enough gummy worms to act as the beast for there movie. Also when they put the gummy worms outside to look like they were takin over the world the gooses come out and eat them. After all this happend he try's to show his mom what happens but his mother was upset but not because of what happen but because he had erased manny gregs little brother taking his first step. It started of like a good idea but then ended up being bad. I would recommend this book to kids that are at the age of 13-15.
Summary; Much like the others books in the series, this book deals with Greg going through everyday problems comparable to ones normal kids deal with. This book particularly talks about getting into trouble. Greg gets in trouble in gets double the punishment hence, "double down." Greg thinks someone is secretly filming him so he investigates it and ends up getting trouble. His mother Susan, has a bucket of sentences which contain punishments which Greg gets double punishment. After sneaking into a Halloween party he was not supposed to go to, his mother gives him double punishment again and the rest of the book is Greg dealing with being grounded.
Personal Reaction; This book is a humorous way for kids to learn how their actions have consequences.
Classroom Extension Ideas;
1. Have children answer questions they ask what is right and what is wrong such as lying to their parents is wrong.
2. Have the students list things they have gotten in trouble for and what was there punishment.
3. Have the children perform skits dealing with situations where one students chooses between what is right and wrong.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11)
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"The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?"--Back cover.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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I like this book because it gives a good representation of how life in middle school is at some parts.i am also happy that the diary of a wimpy kid franchise is not over.this book was fun to read because it mentions Halloween and how they make their own costume i also love to make stuff. This book also connected to me because the carapters meet new people and do tons of fun things.