3.20.2011

Wimpy Kid at it Again

 In just a few days, the second movie inspired by one of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, Rodrick Rules will open in theaters across the U.S.  Author Kinney is featured in today's issue of Parade Magazine.

If you're excited about the new movie and the Wimpy Kid books, you're not alone.  The book series has sold over 47 million copies domestically and many more internationally; the series has been published in 30 languages.  Whether you're anticipating the new movie release or just getting into Kinney's journal-like series, visit WimpyKid.com to see the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick rules movie debut countdown and check out lots of fun, wimpy activities.
Then, listen to the new song by Joshie, Rowley's favorite fictional pop star.  For other wimpy ideas and online access to the entire first Wimpy Kid book, check out these ideas I published in November, when book five,  was released.
Play Wimp Yourself 2.0 (which is actually exactly like Wimp Yourself 1.0 but still fun) to give your wimpy self a new look.  The Wimpy Kid Movie site promises more Rodrick Rules games are to come, so check back after the movie comes out on March 25th.

 In the mean time, play a round of Cheese Touch and check out The Party Animal blog's Cheese Touch cupcakes for snack time inspiration.

If you and your student readers have read up all five Wimpy books and are just waiting for the rumored #6, bide your time with some similar, kid-approved series.

My students can't get enough of the Dork Diaries books by Rachel Renee Russell.  Also written in a journal format, this series is also realistic fiction about adolescence.  Students can visit the Dork Diaries website to create their own comic online.

Another favorite is the Amelia's Notebook series.  Marissa Moss has written more than a dozen books, some about elementary school and others about middle school, in the hand-written journal format.

After enjoying some of these series, encourage your students to keep their own journals like the main characters in the books to reinforce writing and reflective learning skills.

2 comments:

The Party Animal said...

Thanks for sharing my Cheese Touch Cupcake Tutorial - are those Gross, I mean great or what? lol

librarianism said...

I think they're fantastic!!!