My son started asking to read the Wimpy kid books in second grade, but I had him wait until third grade for various reasons. The books are in pretty high demand at his school but he managed to read all of them in the first few months of school. Scholastic sent me a copy of the latest book, Cabin Fever, just in time for our vacation over Thanksgiving, and he devoured the book on the flight to Florida.
Jeff Kinney got the idea for Cabin Fever this past winter; as anyone who lives in New England knows it was a particularly brutal one with snow piling up for three months straight. The snowstorm that traps Greg Heffley and his family in their house doesn’t blow through until near the end of the book, but as always it’s a fun ride getting there.
Greg’s latest journal entries cover the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, which make him a nervous wreck due to the high pressure of good behavior. Shoveling the driveway, a bumper sticker on his dad’s new car and putting up posters get Greg into some pretty funny mishaps, including a run-in with the law. While he has a good heart, he doesn’t always use his head, and I think most kids will laugh at his thought processes, even if they’re a bit far-fetched.
Greg also has to contend with his little brother Manny, who has perfected maternal manipulation and bugs Greg to no end. Manny’s save-yourself reaction to the snow storm that traps them in their house had me laughing out loud.
Cabin Fever also covers some of the recent school-related trends – bully prevention, fundraising, healthy food in schools and many other familiar topics are presented in a way kids and parents alike will find amusing.
While this is the sixth book in the series, Cabin Fever can be enjoyed without having read the previous books. Fans of the series will love the latest look into the mind of Greg Heffley.
Win it! Scholastic is offering a copy of Cabin Fever to 1 lucky winner, U.S. addresses only. Leave a comment below and the winner will be announced December 14. This giveaway is closed.
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Nancy does not look back on middle school with fond memories. She writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.
A stack of good books is, surely, essential to surviving cabin fever. Thanks for the giveaway.
LuAnn K says
One thing that I like about the Wimpy Kid books is that both girls and boys like to read them. I even enjoy them.
Another good book to read.
A great series!
Michelle Nero says
My students are dying to get their hands on this book!!! Thanks for the opportunity to add it to my classroom library!
I work in a library, and quite a few of our young patrons are hooked on the Wimpy Kids books and anxiously await the next one. I think it’s time I read one!
I have grandsons who love Wimpy 😉
Beth C says
My grandson loves these book! I know he would enjoy this one. Thanks!
Some Lucky Dog says
I looked at this book yesterday and almost bought it for my grandson. Maybe I won’t have to!
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Melissa P. says
My son has been talking about this book forever.
Angela E. says
Would like to read this book with my nephew.
connie black says
My daughter is a huge fan of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid books. Thanks so much for the chance.
Sandra Stiles says
This is one my students are asking for. I can’t keep the others on my shelves.
My daughter’s favorite book! I concur.
Great funny book!
Would like to win!
My daughter’s reading students are looking forward to this book becoming part of her classroom library.
My son loves these books!
Great giveaway, thanks!
Such a funny series! All of the future teachers in my masters program are reading these books!
My kids have loved all of these books!
My son sooooo wants this book for Christmas. And with funds being really short this year I don’t know if this will make the cut or not. SO if I won this one it would make my son a very happy boy.
This sounds like a great book to read.
Staci A says
We love the other books in the series and would love to read this one!
This will make for some great reading in our house.
Kelly Brown says
I would love to win this book for my son. He loves the wimpy kid series! Has them and has read them all too….he would love this in his stocking!
catherine c says
thanks for a great giveaway..my niece loves this series!
SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD BOOK FOR MY NEPHEW
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Linda Kish says
I would love to win a copy of this book.
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I love books that encourage kids to read. My son(8) loves these books.
Sara, you won! Please reply to this email with your mailing address. Congrats!
I’ve heard such good things about this series.
Megan Earley says
My students love this series!
Will give this to the neighbor kid.
Judy Houser says
I have purchased six copies of Cabin Fever for my school library-not enough! The demand is so high that I need every copy I can get.
domestic diva says
Lovely! Thanks for the chance.