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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11)

Written by Jeff Kinney

Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Key Stage 2 Humorous

LoveReading View on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11)

In a nutshell: 150 million readers aren’t wrong      Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley goes all existential in this the latest and as ever much-anticipated episode in the multi-million selling series. Is his life real, he wonders, or is he just the star in a secret TV series of his own life? Either way, he decides to act as if it’s the latter, even coining his own made-for-TV catchphrase, ‘Bite my Biscuit’! By the book’s final chapter, he’s got behind the camera himself and catapulted best friend Rowley to something like stardom! Kinney’s invention is as sharp as ever and this is full of scenes that will have children doubled-up with laughter. There’s a reason for the books’ phenomenal popularity with readers, and Double Down delivers another dose of irresistible reading. 

Fans of Greg Heffley will also appreciate Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates books and Jonathan Meres’s The World of Norm as well as Stephan Pastis’s Timmy Failure.  ~ Andrea Reece

***Hear an audio clip narrated by Dan Russell here.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11) Synopsis

Get ready, Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is here!

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'.

When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie ...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?

Wimpy kid fans can find out lots more about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the Wimpy Kid Club.

And you can also get Wimpy Kid news on facebook and on the Wimpy Kid youtube channel which has over 3 million views and over 21,000 subscribers.

You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes.  His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11) Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Beatrice Whithear, age 9 - 'Another great Wimpy Kid book, but even better. Lots of laugh out loud bits about Greg Heffley's life.'
  • Ben Carter, age 11 - 'Definitely the best book in the series so far. Amazingly funny, I couldn't put it down. I loved the ending because it made me laugh out loud.'
  • Emelia Thomas, age 8 - 'This book is a very funny read and I couldn't put it down!'
  • Buddug Griffith, age 8 - ‘The newest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, you HAVE to put this on your wish list! Really, really funny - 10 out of 10!’
  • Daisy Pritchard-Williams, age 12 - ‘Greg was really funny and Rowley is really silly but the pig was my favourite.’
  • Jessica Cobbin - ‘I really like the fact that something always goes wrong in Greg's life.’
  • James Goodall, age 12 3/4 - ‘I think that Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Double Down book is absolutely FANTASTIC! I have been a fan of the series ever since the first book came out. It was witty, funny and awesome.’
  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - ‘I recommend this book to 8+. I give it 5 stars. I love the Wimpy Kid series! I especially like the pictures in the books.’
  • Tom Greenan, age 11 - ‘Just as funny as all the others.’
  • Elizabeth Bridgeman, age 9 - ‘I love the series so I loved reading this book.’
  • Scarlett Coffman, age 10 - 'I have read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and I was very excited when this book came out. It was much funnier than other books because Greg is still so awkward and he always mucks up.'
  • Bryher Humphryes, age 12 - 'It is a hilariously funny book which I really enjoyed.'
  • Enora Hauduc, age 8 - 'I really liked the Diary of a Wimpy Kid because it was really funny to read and I would recommend this book for anyone who likes humour.'
  • Zoe Basson, age 9 - 'Double Down is a book filled with humour, friendship and a touch of teenage video games.'

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11) Press Reviews

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Sun.

Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet. Independent.

The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid . Big Issue.

Hilarious   Telegraph.

It's rude, it's funny and it will chime with every 11-year-old who's ever started a new school. Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141376660
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Humorous

About Jeff Kinney

A World Book Day Author 2019. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In 2018 Jeff Kinney was found to be the most popular author in schools in the UK in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, ...

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