Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID --- A Book Review

By Molly Noble Bull


I hadn’t visited the children’s book section of Barnes and Noble for a long time when I went there, searching for a gift for my grandson’s birthday, but I knew that finding an age appropriate book for this seven-year-old wouldn’t be a problem. The little boy is an excellent reader, and either my son or my daughter-in-law would read the book to the child if he couldn’t read it for himself. What I was concerned about was finding a book that was morally appropriate for a child of any age—that it didn’t contain offensive language or content my family might consider objectionable.

I don’t know why I bought Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Maybe it was the appealing book cover.

Unlike most Americans, I’d never heard of the book or the movie by the same name. Therefore, I decided to read the book for myself before giving it as a gift.

I’d planned only to read the first chapter. But after reading only a few pages, I was hooked. I kept reading until I’d finished the entire book, laughing all the way.

And did I find anything in the book that a Christian parent might find distasteful?


I saw the movie, and it was okay, too. I certainly found nothing wrong with it. It just wasn’t as good as the book.

I give the novel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, five stars.


Susan R. Mills said...

Yes, it's a great book. I didn't see the movie, though.

Jemi Fraser said...

I've got 3 copies of each book in the series and the kids don't put them down long enough for me to read any of them!!! Maybe over the holidays :)

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow, interesting. The book is for which age group?

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing Susan, Jemi and Cecelia. Middle school kids is the age group for thess books, but my grandson is seven and loves them. And he looks forward to reading them for himself instead of having them read to him.

Teresa Slack said...

I got the movie and watched it with my grandkids. They sat thru it several times. They explained some of the references to me, like the "cheese touch". Amazing how much you learn hanging out with kids. Great family movie. After seeing the movie I am anxious to read the book as well. Great gift idea.

Amanda Stephan said...

Thank you for the post! I've wondered if it would be appropriate for my son!