-Posted by contributor, Lisa Robertson
That is until one day while I was shopping at Costco without the kids. I was browsing the book section (…because I was without the kids and not breaking up a squabble about the next free sample station) when I came across a book that made me think of my son Aidan: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Now I’m not going to say that there’s a resemblance, but I just had a hunch that Aidan would be able to identify with the skinny kid on the cover.
My hunch was right. Diary of a Wimpy Kid opened Aidan’s mind to the concept of reading for pleasure and hasn’t stopped since. For those of you not in the know on all things Wimpy Kid, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series follows a middle school-aged boy named Greg and his typical, yet zany life with his parents, two brothers and best friend. Greg is a normal kid with normal problems that play out in hillariously funny scenarios. There’s no fire power, no high-tech monsters…just the every day stuff that happens in kids’ lives and the humor in those happenings. The author of the Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney, recently released his seventh book in the series. And my son Aidan hasn’t been able to put it down since its arrival yesterday.
It’s one thing when a book inspires a child to read, it’s another thing when a series of books inspires a kid to draw and write. The Wimpy Kid series has inspired my son to read, draw Wimpy Kid-style art (constantly), and he has written his own book in the same exact style as Jeff Kinney.
Aidan likes Diary of a Wimpy Kid so much, he asked to make a video for this post.
I am pleased to be giving away one Diary of a Wimpy Kid book to a lucky reader. I am cohosting this giveaway over on my blog, Babes In Disneyland and I am excited to be bringing together both blogs! The winner will be able to select the Wimpy Kid book of his or her choice. I promise you that this book will inspire reluctant readers and makes a great family read aloud!