It's summer vacation, the weather's great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where's Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.
Greg, a self-confessed "indoor person," is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg's mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and "family togetherness."
Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?
The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney's presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney's spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year's Day (he resolves to "help other people improve," telling his mother, "I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly") and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father's attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg's hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings ("Dear James, You smell"), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team's perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the "racket" children's book authors have going. "All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book." Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8-12.
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Hi my name is Katerina Rud and I really love dog days and all of the other books I read in the series and I literally cannot wait until 15 comes out because diary of the wimpy kid is my favorite and it’s coming 3 days after my birthday and you should really read all of the books 😊😁
♥️ Great book! ❤️
Hi, my name is Nikki, and I LOVED Dog Days by Jeff Kinney. I hope this is sorted out as “Most Helpful”, because I was DEFINITELY giving Jeff a good review about this book. I ordered this on Barnes & Noble online, and I received it 2 days later. It took me 2 days to finish this book, I could NOT STOP READING!! I actually started the book at night, and fell asleep with the book. I actually kissed the cover the first time I saw it!! I LOVED IT!! Especially the part with the muddy hand. 😏
This was a very good book
But I don’t agree the film was better
The book was the original the film was not
But i love this series it amazing 😍