Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Jeff Kinney is amazing, he truly is. He says that he remembers his own youth when writing the Wimpy Kid books but there could not be This much, with So much detail. The Meltdown begins with a nod towards climate change which is a major concern to Greg Heffley. Right now it’s winter but warm enough for shorts and the heat is on at the school – as it should be for winter. Greg stays true to himself by losing a mitten and having to use an old puppet for a glove, by causing his boots to melt onto the stones before the fireplace so that he straps pizza boxes to his feet to walk to school – the snow is back. The girls run the safety patrols this year and won’t let boys walk on the road which is clear of the snow but the sidewalks sure aren’t. Trials and tribulations all down the line with Kinney’s trademark hilarious illustrations to make the stories even funnier.
Anything you did not like about the book. Nope.
To whom would you recommend this book? #1 give to fans of the Wimpy Kid and #2 to anyone who has not read the books.
Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Juvenile fiction
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, even if you are not a Wimpy Kid devotee.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 1/10/2019