Rodrick Rules is the hilarious sequel to bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Perfect for readers of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of Wimpy Kid fans out there. Rodrick Rules was also a major movie hit at the box-office and the rib-tickling third Wimpy Kid movie, Dog Days released in the UK in August 2012. All the Diary of a Wimpy Kid titles are now available in ebook!
Whatever you do, don't ask Greg about his summer vacation because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it . . .
It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him.
But someone knows everything - someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private - his big brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it through this new school year with his not-quite-cool reputation intact?
Praise for Jeff Kinney and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series:
'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series' - Sun
'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent
'Hilarious!' - Sunday Telegraph
'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - The Big Issue
As well as being an international bestselling author, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, poptropica where you can also find the Wimpy Kid island. He was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.
Kinney's junior-high diarist returns to chronicle another year's worth of comic moments in this riotous sequel. Once again, school-related drama constitutes a good portion of Greg's subject matter, from an ongoing correspondence with a pen pal ("I'm pretty sure 'aquaintance' doesn't have a 'c' in it. You really need to work on your English," Greg replies to the French student's polite introduction) to mastering book reports by writing "exactly what the teacher wants to hear" ("There were a bunch of hard words in this book, but I looked them up in the dictionary so now I know what they mean"). As in the previous book, cartoons form part of the narrative, corroborating (or disproving) Greg's statements. He claims that kids with last names at the start of the alphabet are smartest, and a side-by-side comparison of prim ber-nerd Alex Aruda and gap-toothed Christopher Ziegel drives the point home. Additionally, Kinney fleshes out the often testy relationships between Greg and his slacker older sibling, Rodrick, and his little brother, Manny (when Greg gets mad at Manny for shoving a cookie in his video game system, the toddler protests, "I'm ownwy thwee!" and offers a ball of tinfoil with toothpicks shoved through to apologize). The hilarious interplay between text and cartoons and the keen familial observations that set Diary of a Wimpy Kid apart are just as evident in this outing, and are just as likely to keep readers in stitches. Ages 8-up.