Book: The Wimpy Kid: -Do-It-Yourself Book
Genre: Children’s Book – Educational Book/Activity Book
Author: Jeff Kinney
Published by the Penguin Group
Author, Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist, producer and author of children’s books.
Book Review: The Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney, this thick book is an activity book cum a fun diary with an enriching experience suitable for children of 9-11 years, which greatly enhances creative thinking.
The child can choose any activity of his/her preference from the book, with minimum guidance from parent yet parental encouragement is necessary to boost the self-confidence of the child for the child to further select an activity of his/her choice – because the activities are extremely creatively rich that at first the child may hesitate to involve himself/herself, however once involved, the child will find this activity book fun and interesting.
There are several reading pages in the book, which opens-up with entirely new concepts for a child of 9-11 years, especially for children who are not from United States; the child has to simply checkmark the preferred choices or write something funny about him/her.
Activities like unfinished comics and make your own comics helps a child to participate in a creative venture – which at the same time develops a child’s creative ability and linguistic skills; drawing cartoons is a skill which very few children are good at, here the child can choose to draw according to his/her ability – as this book is designed to give the child the complete ownership over the book, what matters most is that this book gives the child the opportunity to reveal his/her inner-self in an entertaining manner.
There are several designing activities in this activity book, each such activity has a model page at one part, for a child to refer to, which are easy to comprehend and on the other plain part the child has to put his/her creative effort to design the activity according to his/her ability or desires.
The concluding part of the book has a comic segment which gives the book a colourful attraction however is dissimilar from the logical part of the book; and some blank pages for the child to write or draw according to his/her free-will.