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Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Vol. 11   

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Annotation: The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom wants him to shelve the video games and explore his "creative side." Inspired by a bag of Halloween gummy worms, Greg decides to get his mom off his back by making a movie. Will he become rich and famous in the process--or will his grand plan backfire?
Catalog Number: #125489
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 217 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-419-72344-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-94922-0
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-419-72344-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-94922-5
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
Everyone's favorite middle-schooler, Greg Heffley, continues to get himself into trouble (mild) and concoct schemes (generally candy-related) in his eleventh outing in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. As Halloween looms near, its spooky, sugary influence can be felt in most of his diary's entries. The Spineticklers series is all the rage at school, but Greg's obsession with the Goosebumps-like books leads to peculiar nightmares. What's more, mean geese are stalking his neighborhood's streets, and there's a chance his family's Halloween decorations are bewitched. These things aren't bothering Greg too much, though, as he's focused on winning a jar of candy corn in a school competition and getting an invite to Mariana Mendoza's Halloween party. Laugh-out-loud moments abound, as fans of the series have come to expect, whether tucked into Kinney's signature doodles (such as Greg's disastrous attempt at playing the French horn); slapstick scenes; or Greg's imaginative, stream-of-conscience observations. Though Greg's clever ideas backfire more often than not, this just fuels the fun. Readers are definitely in for a treat with Kinney's latest.
Horn Book
Greg's mother thinks he's spending way too much time playing video games; she wants him to do something creative, like play the French horn. But Greg's creativity instead leads him to make a horror film, Night of the Night Crawlers. Middle-grade Wimpy Kid fans will find all they're expecting in this eleventh episode: Kinney's trademark cartoons paired with outrageous, audience-perfect humor.
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Word Count: 19,416
Reading Level: 5.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.5 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 185282 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:8.4 / points:6.0 / quiz:Q69876
Lexile: 1010L

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The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his "creative side." As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?


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