Monday, November 28, 2011
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever' Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6 by Jeff Kinney
From the BLURB:
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of.
The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
Zoo-we-mama! The sixth installment in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series from genius children’s author, Jeff Kinney.
Confession . . . I am a wee bit obsessed with the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series. It all started when I watched the movie last year, and spent the whole film painfully belly-laughing. After that I devoured the first five books, and then bought them for my little cousins to enjoy too.
So when the sixth book arrived in my hot little hand I got gleefully stuck into it (and partially because my cousins are harassing me to read it and pass onto them).
In ‘Cabin Fever’, forever nerd Greg Heffley is accused of a horrible crime regarding damage to school property. A truly heinous, awful crime that he maybe-sorta-definitely did commit.
But Greg receives a Hail Mary when a terrible blizzard traps the Heffley family indoors and away from the school inquisition . . . except being stuck inside for infinite family time gives the Heffley’s a dose of cabin fever.
This was a fantastic instalment in an infectious kid’s series! All our favourites are back, from Rowley to Rodrick. Greg is as lovably goofy and hopeless as ever. In ‘Cabin Fever’ he turns into a criminal mastermind (sort of), but receives his punishment in the form of room-sharing with big brother Rodrick. Hilarity ensues.
In this novel Greg observes the unfairness of boy push-ups versus girl push-ups, he finds his old doll Alfrendo and kidnaps a grandmother.
Jeff Kinney’s series is fantastic and not just for kids (as evidenced by my belly-laughs while reading). ‘Cabin Fever’ is another wonderful instalment in an already classic series, and I can’t wait for the seventh book.