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.