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Best book of diary of a wimpy kid collection. Probably the best book ever. Dog Days starts with Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson going to Rowley's country club after school closes for the summer, but Greg is kicked out, because he complains of even the smallest predicaments (such as the lack of a tiny umbrella in his cocktail).
Greg and Rowley decide to do a lawn care service called the "V.I.P. Lawn Care Service". Unfortunately, the job is a fiasco when the boys have never used a lawn mower before.
Greg's birthday comes, and he wants money. During the party, Susan confiscates said money to pay off Rowley's dad's smoothie bill from the country club. Greg also gets a Ladybug, a cell phone that can only make emergency calls and home calls.
Greg, Rodrick, and his mom go to the local pet store. Greg gets an angel fish but Rodrick, on the other hand, gets a pet pirahna which he doesn't take care of. After a trip to the waterpark, Greg finds that the piranha ate his angelfish while they were gone, upsetting Greg. Then Heffley get's a new dog, Sweetie, which causes significant problems for Greg's summer.Greg and his mom meet Rowley's family in a supermarket. Rowley's mom invites Greg to the beach,which his mom agrees to, with disastrous results. Greg is afraid that his dad is going to sell him to an orphanage, and he calls the police with his Ladybug phone. After a long talk with the police, Frank gives the cops the tickets for a baseball game, and it turns out that Frank was giving Sweetie to Gramma.
After losing a "video game tournament" to Rowley, Greg is upset, but sees pictures of the summer that mom took and rethinks his summer. Perhaps all he need was a little nudge in the world after the summer adventure. Greg is now satisfied on how this crazy summer ended. The first picture shows Greg and some other boys who's moms think that they spend to much time playing video games in stead of "funner things". The 2nd picture shows Greg reading and getting his hair cut at bombshells beauty salon. The 3rd shows Greg looking out the window and sees Fregley is naked.Nice pictures arent they?
- This is Book-4 of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series, but can be read indepently without reading the other ones. The Book was delivered in perfect condition and on time.
- The contents of the book are ideal for kids in the age group of 9-12yrs (especially those kids who don't read a lot). There is atleast one picture in every page with some notes in a diary format which is also a story.
- It is also a 250 page book, so it is ideal gift for kids and real value for money.
Dog Days is yet another achievement in the field of comic entertainment. With his simple style of presenting his characters in a jovial way, Kinney entertains both children and adults. The escapades of Greg Heffley are the most sought after, which leaves the reader hungry for more. Till the jokes remain good and entertaining in the series of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' the interest of the readers shall remain intact. Also,due to the graceful manner in which the writer presents his ideas, the reader doesn't lose focus and carries on with the flow of the book. I did notice a few lenghty descriptions in the book which could have been avoided. Its a great book filled with school jokes, experiences associated with parenting (Greg Heffley's parents) and the fun of childhood and school life. This book takes the reader into one of the characters of the story provoking him to think of his sweet memories... Hearty congratulations to writer and cartoonist Jeff Kinney.