Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
Puffin Books, 2014. ISBN 9780143308591
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. This amazing series of book is still going strong and number 9, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, - still gets readers engaged and eager to read. The children in my Year 4/5 class saw this in the group of books I had to review and I had to quickly put it away. They were busy deciding who would read it first! The Heffleys are on a family road trip. Road trips are meant to be fun, aren't they? The first problem is packing the van and fitting in everything needed. Next, Mum pulls out the Spanish CDs, the car games and the 'Mommy Meal'. No fast food stops on this trip? What about the runaway pigs? What about car crashes? This story has it all and more.
The Long Haul is full of funny, descriptive events as seen through the eyes of our main character Greg. His view of events turns out to be hilarious and engaging and the accompanying cartoons only add to the hilarity of it all. This book (and all of the others in this series) is highly recommended to independent readers aged 9+.