Zoo-Wee Mama! A Not-So-Wimpy Diary

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I really enjoyed this book!  Although the cover says it was written by Jeff Kinney, the real writer of the diary is middle-schooler Greg, but he refers to his opus as his journal.
Greg is your average kid, somewhere in the 50th percentile of popularity at his school.  He’s trying to climb the social ladder, while remaining only waveringly loyal to his unpopular best friend.  Just like every other real-life kid, Greg thinks he is destined to always get the short end of the stick from his teachers and his parents.
The diary entries, humdrum but chuckle-worthy observations of the quirks of a kids’ life, are interspersed with Greg’s doodles depicting his creative interpretations of the events, complete with stink lines and moron-labels.
The content of the book is reasonably appropriate for all ages.  There were some references to more older-kid stuff, but never explicitly.  As an adult reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the humor, drawings, and lightheartedness of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and got through reading it in a few extended sittings. I can’t wait to get the next volume from my library.  Highly recommended!

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5 responses to “Zoo-Wee Mama! A Not-So-Wimpy Diary

  1. My kids absolutely love this series! Some are waiting for the next installment with bated breath ;D

    If you are interested in checking out some young adult lit, I recommend Megan Whalen Turner’s “The Queen’s Thief” series ❤ I picked up the first book, "The Thief," because I had some time to kill and I ended falling in love with the protagonist and Ms. Turner's writing style ;D

  2. Christine Pennacchio

    Oh I’d love to try that series. Thanks for the recommendation

  3. ended up *

    LOL

    You might also enjoy wordless picture books by authors (or “authors” since the books are wordless) like David Wiesner and Barbara Lehman. Shaun Tan’s “The Arrival” is a stunning graphic narrative about the immigration experience set in a surreal world. I’ve also heard wonderful things about Art Spiegelman’s “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale,” which I have yet to read.

  4. Christine Pennacchio

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    Btw I read the first book of the “Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer” (series?) by JT Petty. It is an easy chapter book, and it was darkly delightful. I’m planning on reading the next two soon (“The Scrivener Bees” and “The Hobgoblin Proxy”).

  5. You’re welcome and thank you for the recommendations! I just requested the first book through inter-library loan 😀

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