This post is sponsored by ABRAMS Books.
My son is definitely a book lover. Instead of wanting to go to the toy store, he asks to go to the bookstore. He carries a book with him wherever he goes, and his absolute favourite series is Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. He writes in his own diary every day and documents his life in the same way the main character in the books Greg documents his own life.
My son knew the date the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was launching, and there was no chance we wouldn’t be getting it right away! Wrecking Ball is the 14th book of the series and, as usual, the storyline is familiar to some of the experiences our own family has had together.
The new Wrecking Ball book is all about the Heffley family receiving an inheritance that they decide to use to make big changes to their home. As most home improvements go, there are all kinds of unexpected challenges and problems that arise with the renovations.
The plot sounded all too similar to some of our own home improvement experiences! We moved into our home only a year before our son was born, so he has lived through quite a few home renovations himself. Luckily, from an early age, he’s been ready to pitch in and help with the work!
We have ripped up carpets, taken down walls, ripped off baseboards, painted everything, replaced lights and fixtures, rehauled whole bathrooms, and have redone almost every room in our home. We always seem to be in a state of disrepair – sometimes it feels like a Wrecking Ball might solve all of our problems! In the end we have done some amazing transformations, so all of the problems that have popped up have been worth it!
What I really love about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is how relatable the stories are to our own family. After reading The Long Haul, our son couldn’t wait for our 7 hour drive to Massachusetts. Normally a kid would be frustrated about the whole experience, but our son was excited to see what would happen along the way after reading the book. No, we didn’t come home with a pig like in the story!
Our son loves coming up with his own ideas for the decor projects we take on, so we let him help design his own toy room last year! It was actually pretty funny – we waited for his Dad to leave town for the weekend, and then we bought all of the supplies, painted together, put all of the furniture together, and created his own dream space in our home! He was so happy and proud to show his Dad when we were done!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball is in stores now (published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS), and is recommended for ages 8-12.
My son finished it in two days, so it was a big hit in our home! He’s read it twice more since we received it, so I’d say he would recommend it! Jeff Kinney really captures the life of Greg and his family in such a relatable way that you can’t help but love the whole series. My son has read all of his books over and over – he never tires of them!
If you click on the link here, you can find all of the different places you can pick up your own copy of the Wrecking Ball book from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.