It’s Not Easy Being ‘Wimpy’

Lisa Von Drasek: Early Word Kids

My students are already lined up begging for the newest Wimpy Kid and can’t believe that I don’t have a galley. Yet another lesson in the joys of a national laydown!

So, for now, we have to make do with the Abram’s press release, which pretty much says it all:

Greg Heffley returns in one of the most anticipated children’s book releases of 2009. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Amulet Books, national laydown January 13, 2009) follows the worldwide bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the sequel Rodrick Rules, and the innovative Do-It-Yourself Book.

Being wimpy may have its rewards, but it has its perils too. As Greg’s father threatens to toughen him up with “manly” endeavors like sports, The Boy Scouts—and, if all else fails, military academy—will he shape up or get shipped out?

Filled with sugar highs, laundry lows, soccer stunts, and even romance, new characters add to the fun while Rowley, Rodrick, Manny, Mom, and the entire Wimpy Kid cast return to aide, abed, enable and disable Greg. The dedicated Wimpy Kid fan will devour The Last Straw while newcomers will be eager to get in on the jokes for the first time.

All libraries I checked have it on order in quantity, with significant holds building.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Kinney, Jeff

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: $12.95: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amulet/Abrams; (January 13, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0810970686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810970687

2 Responses to “It’s Not Easy Being ‘Wimpy’”

  1. Fuse #8 Says:

    I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you wrote this. I just checked my own library, was pleasantly surprised to find lots of copies on order, and then discovered to my horror that none were ordered for the Children’s Center. AUGH!

  2. LisaV Says:

    I shall always use my powers for good never for evil