Monday, January 12, 2009

The New Wimpy Kid Is Coming!

The new Wimpy Kid book goes on sale at midnight, January 13. Several of the bigger chain stores are doing midnight lay downs with the book at that time.

Jeff Kinney, the author and illustrator of the book, has done a fantastic job with this series. Greg Hefley, the main character, isn't perfect by any means. He may not even be a kid you want your kid to know. But he's a lot of fun too read about.

There's already a movie in the works. And with only three books in, if you haven't heard of the series, do yourself a favor and pick up all the Wimpy Kid books on Tuesday. The only thing you'll hear it out of your children for hours is giggles. Then when they go to bed, read the books and relive your childhood.

A new USA Today interview with Jeff can be found here.

I can't recommend these books enough.

At Amazon.


T.C. Robson said...

Just wanted to say that you rock, Mel! Can't wait to read Blood Lines, which I got in the mail from Tyndale today. Hope all is well with you!

Mel Odom said...

Right back at you, TC! Hope you enjoy the book. I would have thought you'd have had it before now. I turned in a list of people to distribute it to, and you were definitely on there.

Jeff said...

There's a great interview with Jeff Kinney in today's USA Today. I don't have the link handy, but thought you might be interested.