Saturday, March 15, 2008

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal, by Jeff Kinney

In his journal, Greg records his daily trials and tribulations of being a wimpy kid just trying to survive sixth grade. This is a great book to begin a book discussion session. It is a quick read, full of cartoons that help tell the story. Add humor to the mix and the boys are sure to read it.

Activity: THIS IS OUR FIRST BOOK USING A NEW FORMAT, and we couldn't have picked a better title. We are now training local high school boys to lead the discussions for the younger boys. Discussions are held at the local elementary school in that building's awesome new library kiva. So...since this book is full of cartoons, we found a high school boy that was willing to come to the meeting and demonstrate cartooning techniques and gave tips while the boys tried their hand at cartooning. The guys loved the book (no surprise) and the activity and high school boys were a big hit.

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