CHIL­DREN’S book of the week

Coventry Telegraph - - FAMILY MATTERS -

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MELT­DOWN by Jeff Kin­ney, Puf­fin Books, £12.99 (ebook £5.99)☆☆☆☆★ IN this 13th book in the best­selling Wimpy Kid se­ries, Greg and his trusty best friend Row­ley get up to their usual crazy ca­pers, but this time it turns into a bat­tle for sur­vival as a neigh­bour­hood snow­ball fight turns feral.

A sud­den cold snap shuts down Greg’s school and, snowed in with noth­ing bet­ter to do, the lo­cal kids soon see this win­ter won­der­land be­come a win­ter bat­tle­ground.

Ri­val gangs fight over their ter­ri­tory and friends make and break al­liances in an epic fight of mod­ern-day Lord Of The Flies pro­por­tions.

Award-win­ning au­thor Jeff Kin­ney dishes up his usual dry hu­mour in this hi­lar­i­ous lat­est in­stal­ment, with many a laugh­out-loud mo­ment thanks to Greg’s bad ideas and love­able mid­dle school neu­roses.

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