Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1) by Jeff Kinney

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.4 Llamas


I can not believe I have never reviewed this hilarious series!!!!! The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is soooooooo good!!!!! The series is so clean, and PERFECT for boys!!!! (And girls I suppose… But mostly boys!)

This book (and series) is about 1 kid who is just trying to survive middle school. It is his story told by his diary (or journal) of Greg’s struggles, failures, victories and hilarious adventures!!!!!!!! The 15 books are very clean (at least the 9 I read) and I am pretty sure the rest are clean as well. (I could be wrong, but the 1st 9 are clean!!!!)

Personally, I LOVED this series as a kid. I haven’t read any in a couple years, but I really think this is a great book series for kids!!!! There are fun, sketch like, drawings in it. Some involve the bathroom. Nothing inappropriate, just a stick figure in his underwear, or on the toilet. The books NEVER show anything wrong. It’s just funny humor perfect for boys!!! (Especially young boys! 6 and up!!!!!!)

Over all, this is such a great series!!!! I TOTALLY suggest it and I really want to read the rest now!!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • FUNNY!!!!
  • Clean and very kid-friendly!!!!!


  • Some bathroom humor.

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.†? Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

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