Thursday, 3 September 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Old School

Ever since the first book was published, my kids have all at some point been massive Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.  It's become a bit of a tradition over the last few years for DS2 to receive the latest book in his stocking at Christmas time and so when we were asked to review a preview excerpt from the new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Old School, we of course said YES!!

In the new book Greg wonders whether life really was better in the old days, especially as his whole town has voluntarily unplugged and gone electronics free!  Can he survive or will it be too tough?

In the extract we read, Greg and Rowly set up a lemonade stand and try to make some money.  In typical Diary of a Wimpy Kid style there are disastrous consequences.  Firstly they don't know how to make lemonade, then after Greg's dad shows them how, their lemonade is not quite what the customers are expecting.  This is not helped by the kid across the street who has a much better stand than them.  They eventually cut their losses and decide to market "Fitness Water" (as it seems a lot less effort) but that too ends in disaster.

My children all had a read of it too and I could hear plenty of giggling.  As ever, the pictures in the Wimpy Kid books really do add something extra to the story.  We all thought they were very funny indeed.

Puffin books had not only sent us the book preview but included a recipe for Homemade Lemonade which DD1 decided she would make as a surprise for her siblings (who went back to school the day before she did!).  Here's how she made it:

The lemonade was a great success and DS2 has already added a copy of Old School to his Christmas list.  He says he just has to read the rest of it!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Old School by Jeff Kinney will be released on 3rd November 2015, and is available for preorder here.

We were sent a digital extract from Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Old School for the purpose of this review.  All words and opinions are our own.


  1. Ohh I will have to get my girl the new book for Christmas. She loves the series x

    1. They are always a hit aren't they? DS2 is very excited to read it now :) x


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