The Resource Diary of a wimpy kid, Cabin fever, by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a wimpy kid, Cabin fever, by Jeff Kinney

Label
Diary of a wimpy kid, Cabin fever
Title
Diary of a wimpy kid
Title part
Cabin fever
Statement of responsibility
by Jeff Kinney
Title variation
Cabin fever
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?"--Back cover
  • "Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to Christmas"--
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Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Easy to Read/Fiction Series, 2014.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Intermediate, 2013.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2014.
Review
  • Grades 5-8 Adults just don’t make any sense. They say kids should get more exercise, and then they take away all the playground equipment because they’re afraid of getting sued. They allege that they’re in charge, yet they have to ask middle-schoolers how to work the microwave. They proclaim kids should read more and then publish books like this! Wait. Well . . . they definitely got that last one right, as everything in this sixth entry will appeal to the very readers who have made this the ’tween series of the decade. This time around, Greg Heffley’s can-you-even-believe-it diary entries and comical line art capture a nightmarish month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, during which (among other indignities) a blizzard strands him at home with his family, including two ruinous brothers, all under Santa’s watch: “If you make a mistake during the first eleven months of the year, it’s no big deal. But if you do something wrong during the holiday season, you’re gonna pay for it. It’s too much pressure to be on your best behavior for a whole month. The most I can handle is six or seven days in a row.” Throughout, as Greg expresses his confusion, frustration, and self-satisfaction in his laugh-out-loud voice, Kinney once again taps into kids’ everyday emotions with uncanny accuracy and consistency. New and old fans alike will read this, love it, read it again, and start the countdown for the next one. -- Medlar, Andrew (Reviewed 12-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 7)
  • The timing of the release of the sixth book in Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is pretty much perfect, given that it’s set in the weeks leading up to Christmas. (Diehard fans, though, will have burned through it long before Thanksgiving dinner is served.) Kinney keeps to the formula that has worked so well for him, as Greg Heffley recounts, in diary entries and cartoons, his episodic misadventures at home and at school, mixing the timely (bullying, energy drink addiction, a creepy Elf on the Shelf–style doll called “Santa’s Scout”) with the timeless (school fundraisers, get-rich moneymaking schemes, sibling rivalry). Readers expecting an overarching focus on a snowed-in Heffley clan, based on the book’s concept, will have to wait a bit: the big storm doesn’t hit until pretty late in the game. But it’s unlikely that anyone will mind—Greg is as entertainingly self-serving as ever, and Kinney continues to excel at finding the innate humor in broadly relatable situations, from the futility of junk-food crackdowns to a toddler’s ability to exert control over an entire family. Ages 8–12. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed November 14, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 46, p)
  • In a world where "Wimpy Kid–like" has become a shorthand to describe a certain type of book, what is there to say about the sixth volume in the groundbreaking series? It certainly delivers what series fans have grown to expect: "hand-lettered" text on lined, faux-journal pages and cartoon vignettes depicting the opinions and misadventures of antihero and diarist Greg Heffley. Here, Greg struggles to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas without attracting Santa's attention. Before getting to the sub-titular main event, Kinney lampoons school anti-bullying efforts, our modern obsession with safety and Internet games that entice players to spend real money on fake consumer goods. Predictably, Greg's jury-rigged get-rich-quick scheme in service of his Net Kritterz pet goes awry, resulting in his conviction that at any moment he will be arrested. Then the blizzard starts, and Greg, brothers Rodrick and Manny and their mother are snowed in. With the power cut off and food supplies running low, things are looking desperate… Unfortunately, the humor inherent in this scenario is stifled by Kinney's having given over so much of the set up (more than two thirds of the book) to digressive, stand-up–comic rants that what could provoke manic hysteria elicits only chuckles, if that. Kinney has built a world that has potential for truly subversive humor and has a fan base willing to go wherever he takes it, but by choosing to play it safe here, he sells both short. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011)
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Awards note
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA), Young Reader Choice Award (YRCA), Junior Division, 2014.
  • A Junior Library Guild selection.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10020548
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinney, Jeff
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 1060L
  • Sentence length: 5 (very hard)
  • Word frequency: 5 (very hard)
Intended audience source
  • lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 3-5
  • Grades 5-8
  • 305
LC call number
PZ7.K6232
LC item number
Dhm 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
PerformerNote
Illustrated by the author
Reading level
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kinney, Jeff
  • Beckerman, Chad
  • Amulet Books
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True
Series statement
Diary of a wimpy kid
Series volume
6
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
  • AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wit and humor, Juvenile
  • Holidays
  • Blizzards
  • Diary fiction
  • Families
  • Humorous stories
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Boredom
  • Diaries
  • Behavior
  • Family life
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Christmas
  • Diaries
  • Humorous stories
  • Blizzards
  • Boredom
  • Diaries
  • Diary fiction
  • Families
  • Holidays
  • Humorous stories
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Wit and humor, Juvenile
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Diary of a wimpy kid, Cabin fever, by Jeff Kinney
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Note
"Book design by Jeff Kinney ; Cover design by Jeff Kinney and Chad W. Beckerman"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn731731477
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[6], 217, [1] pages
Isbn
9780143306641
Lccn
2011037833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)731731477
Label
Diary of a wimpy kid, Cabin fever, by Jeff Kinney
Publication
Note
"Book design by Jeff Kinney ; Cover design by Jeff Kinney and Chad W. Beckerman"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn731731477
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
[6], 217, [1] pages
Isbn
9780143306641
Lccn
2011037833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)731731477

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