Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cabin Fever (Diary of A Wimpy Kid – Series #6)


Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Series #6 by Jeff Kinney
Genre: Children's Series
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication Date:  November, 2011
Reviewed by Chrystal Dorsey

Writer Jeff Kinney continues his diary entries about the adventures of his stick figure Protagonist, Greg Heffley in, Cabin Fever - Diary #6.  In this installment Greg finds himself in trouble again - and this time he is somehow involved in vandalizing school property - the other perpetrator is of course, his closest friend, Rowley who, as usual is along for the ride.

The winter holidays is the setting for this Wimpy Kid installment.  While Greg is trying to figure out what to put on his Christmas list, he chronicles a number of events that take place prior to the blizzard that trap him and how he manages to deal with them - including, looking for ways to earn money to buy Kritterz Kash to care for his demanding cyber pet.  At the same time, Greg's little brother, Manny has his own solution to Greg's virtual pet problem, and it's a doozy.

And like any average stick-figure adolescent, Gregg has finally grown up a bit, and is a little less whiny.  Although his primary goal is to earn money to care for his virtual dog and not get busted for defacing school property -  Greg brings attention to the fact that recess has become like a prison yard after the last of the playground equipment is taken away - because according to Greg, the school was having trouble paying the insurance for the playground, so each time there was an accident or injury they removed the offending piece of equipment - until there was none, and the children were left with no recess-time activities.  Greg may very well be on to something,  because, that may be the lame explanation for the lack of physical activity in today's public schools. 

After successful eluding the school authorizes as well as the police for his accidental crime, to Greg's surprise he his anonymously ratted out by none other than, one of Westmore Middle School's usual suspects - discover along with Greg, who it is.

An entertainingly quick, easy read for young children.

Review copy provided by publisher

1 comment:

Miranda Parker said...

yay, i love this series myself