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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series revolves around a 13 year old named Greg Heffley, who constantly gets bullied by his elder brother, while his younger brother harasses him and gets away with it, as always. Greg is a weird kid, who finds it extremely difficult to attract female attention, while his friend, Rowley, is a ladies' man. Even after repeated attempts to become popular, Greg faces nothing but failure. This fourth novel in the series starts off with Greg deciding to remain home all summer, as he knows that whatever he does will land him in a mess.
Greg and Rowley visit Rowley's country club, but it was no sooner that Greg is kicked out. His family also cancelled their trip to the beach, as they didn't have enough cash. They then decide to visit a town pool, however, Greg dislikes the sight of hairy men in the open showers. After being kicked out of Rowley's country club, Rowley's dad comes over to Greg's house and makes him pay up for the smoothies he ordered there. To pay off the money to Mr. Jefferson, Greg decides to start his own lawn care business, which ends up badly, as he and Rowley haven't even used a lawn mower before.
Greg's birthday arrives and the money due to him, is given to Rowley's father to pay off the smoothie bill. He also gets a cell phone called the Ladybug, which can only be used for making emergency calls and home ones. He then gets a pet angelfish, which is eaten up by the piranha his mom accidently places his pet fish's tank. Greg then zaps Rowley by making use of static electricity at a hotel, and this is followed by a series of events that will keep the readers glued to the very end.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (With CD) has also been adapted into a movie by the same name, which was released in 2012.
About Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is an author, cartoonist, producer, actor, and game designer.
Kinney has also written Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel In Cartoons.
Kinney was born on 19th February, 1971, in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States. He completed his schooling from Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, Maryland. He then went on to finish his degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. During his days at college, he desired to become a cartoonist. In 2004, Kinney launched an online version of his book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which was viewed almost 20 million times by 2007. He then released a hard copy of this book in the same year. Time Magazine listed Kinney among the 100 "Most Influential People" in the world, in 2009. He currently resides in Plainville, Massachusetts, along with his spouse and their two sons.