5.26.2011

New Wimpy Kid Coming in November

In March, after author Jeff Kinney's fifth book, The Ugly Truth, and second movie adaptation, Rodrick Rules, had been released, he told CBS, "I'm definitely planning more books.  I don't feel like I've told all the stories that can be told about these characters."  For Wimpy fans who've been waiting on the edge of their seats, the promotional image above, from publisher Abrams, says all there is to say.  No title or cover art have been been released; just this frosty six.  But this teaser does promise that in November 2011 the sixth installation of the hugely renowned Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will debut.

While you and your students wait for November to arrive, take advantage of the anticipation to encourage students to write a description of the book they imagine when they see the frosty six.  Then, they can create a cover design for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6 book they predicted.

Transport yourself to a chilly climate this summer as you visit the Wimpy Wonderland at Kinney's website Poptropica.
The game was released just before the sixth book was announced and matches the wintry theme of book six press release.  Experience Greg's snowed in town as you help him find his little brother Manny.

Find out about about cool Wimpy cupcakes and how to read the first Wimpy Kid book online.  Then learn about Cheese Touch cupcakes and how you can listen to songs by the story's fictional rock star Joshie.

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