Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts: Day 8 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1)

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Fun and free stuff
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Day 8

Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

January 2, 2013

Day 8 of Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts bring us the iBook Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 1.

From the iTunes description:

“Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year’s worth of drama. Greg’s mother forces him to keep a diary and in it he loosely recounts each day’s events, interspersed with his comic illustrations. Kinney has a gift for believable preteen dialogue and narration, and the illustrations serve as a hilarious counterpoint to Greg’s often deadpan voice. The hero’s utter obliviousness to his friends and family becomes a running joke. For instance, on Halloween, Greg and his best friend, Rowley, take refuge from some high school boys at Greg’s grandmother’s house; they taunt the bullies, who then T.P. her house. Greg’s journal entry reads, “I do feel a little bad, because it looked like it was gonna take a long time to clean up. But on the bright side, Gramma is retired, so she probably didn’t have anything planned for today anyway.” Kinney ably skewers familiar aspects of junior high life, from dealing with the mysteries of what makes someone popular to the trauma of a “wrestling unit” in gym class.”

This book is aimed at kids 8-12 but due to the popularity of the book and subsequent movie franchise, will be a treat for kids of all ages.

Remember, as always this gift will be available on for 24 hours.  Enjoy the content and don’t forget to watch for tomorrow’s Apple gift

Gift Recap:

  • Day 1: Justin Timberlake’s iTunes Festival EP (music)
  • Day 2: “One Upon a Time” (TV pilot) and Tiny Thief (game)
  • Day 3: “Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014″ (iBook)
  • Day 4: Toca House (game)
  • Day 5: Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” (movie)
  • Day 6: Avicii’s New Year’s Eve Mix (music)
  • Day 7: Rayman Jungle Run (game)
  • Day 8: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (iBook)

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