Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a novel written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, and is the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Start by marking “Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)” as Want to Read: It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Greg, a self-confessed "indoor person," is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg's mom has a different vision for an.
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Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment. Read Common Sense Media's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days review, age rating, and. It's the summer, and we're back with Greg Heffley and his crazy family in the fourth mega-selling instalment of Jeff Kinney's hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the 4th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series . The book was released on Monday, October 12, and then released.
For Greg's birthday, all of his relatives come over. Greg is also frustrated that his relatives have not given him a single gift that he wanted and received all gifts he doesn't like very much, such as books he doesn't read and clothes he doesn't really need.
Greg also gets a " Ladybug " cell phone but it is far from what he expected, as he views the Ladybug cellphone as junk and not a "real" cellphone because the Ladybug only allows him to call home and Greg goes to the next room to cut the cake, but becomes even more upset when Uncle Joe's dog, Killer eats his cake and vomits it in front of Greg, thus making his birthday a bit of a disappointment all around. After Greg's birthday, Greg's mother allows Rodrick and Greg to each get a fish for a pet, to make Greg feel a bit better after Killer ate Greg's cake.
Greg picks out an angelfish and Rodrick decides on a fish, because it is labeled "aggressive. When the family goes to the Slipslide Water Park , it begins to rain and then they leave. Susan had a headache so she lay down in the back. When they got to a gas station, Greg's mom left the car to go to the bathroom and the Heffleys forgot about her until they came home.
After some thinking, they went back to the gas station where they stopped for gas, where Susan was there. Afterward, Rodrick's aggressive fish ate Greg's Angelfish. Greg felt bad about his dead fish. There, Frank tells of how his dog named Nutty ran away to a butterfly farm. Greg's grandfather reveals that he had actually accidentally ran over the dog in the driveway. Greg's father takes off in a state of anger, and then downloads a dog.
Manny , Rodrick and Greg try to give the dog a proper name, but Manny can only thing of Elephant or Zebra aka Zeb, Rodrick wants to name the dog Turtle or "Turd" for short and Greg wants to name him Shredder or Ripjaw as he thinks those names are cool, but Susan thinks they are too violent and names the dog "Sweetheart" and shortens it to " Sweetie ", to Greg's dismay, as Greg views that the dog is actually male not female and thinks the name is for girls.
Frank sends Rodrick to the mall to download a dog bowl with Sweetie's name printed on it but Rodrick comes back with Sweetie's name misspelled "Sweaty". Even though Greg wanted a dog for a long time, he quickly becomes annoyed at Sweetie, who drools on his pillow, sleeps on his bed, interrupts his privacy in the bathroom and won't stop barking at the television unless a certain advertisement with gophers comes on.
July Sweetie finally kisses Frank, Greg thinks it is because Frank had potato chips on his breath. On the 4th of July, the Heffleys go to the town pool. However, it is way more crowded than it was last year. Greg also tells about being in the baby pool whenever there was a rest break but stopping when he hears a toddler claim to be peeing, and jumping on the diving boards when Rodrick said there was a clown up there. They go to the picnic area where they hand out free watermelon, which Greg also has a fear of because Rodrick said a watermelon will grow in his stomach if he swallows the seeds, which is NOT true.
When the fireworks were about to start, the show was cancelled because the fireworks got soaked the last night in the rain. However, the fireworks at the country club started then. Greg also finds a Back To School advertisement in the newspaper leaving him concerned and put out about a near-future all day shopping trip with his mom. Greg later tries to impress Heather Hills, but he failed.
When someone randomly vomited under Heather's chair, there was Heather waiting for Greg to do something but that was way ahead of what Greg thought he was supposed to do. Greg never went to see Heather again. At the end of summer, she went to college, so their long-distance relationship will never work out. August The Heffleys run into the Jeffersons and Greg's mom agreed about the idea about taking Greg on a beach trip with the Jeffersons and then says Greg would, before Robert Jefferson could shut the idea down.
When Greg gets to Rowley's beach house he notices that there's nothing fun to do except read, which he dislikes. On the bright side, he also finds out about how great the dinner was, but dessert he found awful as there was spinach in the brownies. He had a nasty surprise when he notices they have to share a bed and Rowley knocks him out of bed by having scary "chicken dreams".
Jefferson is angry at Greg for sending that message. Later on, Greg went on the Cranium Shaker which made him feel dizzy and queasy, while Rowley rides kid rides, and then after spending time in the arcade went pranking people with a one dollar bill but then a random kid caught it.
Rowley got revenge by zapping Greg back. Frank is mad at Greg for wasting four hours due to the long car drive, though Greg's mom says that the event was just "horseplay" and that Rowley and Greg are still friends, devoid of the fact that their friendship may be slipping. His father tries to keep it a secret, but Greg overhears his father talking about getting rid of someone, and Greg believes that his father is trying to ship Greg off to somewhere, especially considering that his father was willing to ship Greg to a military academy before.
Rodrick tells Greg that his father is going to sell him, as he shows him clues in his father's planner, on Sunday August 20, he will be sold. Greg, however, notices that the poor quality handwriting is Rodrick 's, but is uncertain whether this is actually going to happen as Greg thinks Franks unpredictable. He calls the police using his Ladybug when he realizes they were on Bayside Street. He then realizes that his Frank was actually talking about giving Sweetie away to Grandma, and was going to take Greg to a baseball game.
Due to a long talk with the police, Frank is no longer in the mood to watch a baseball game and gave the two cops the tickets, since he becomes extremely disgusted with Greg's actions and takes Greg home without a word. The book comes to a close with Greg's video game "championship. Rowley is initially reluctant, as he still believes that Greg is a manipulator of electricity, and refuses to go unless Greg does not use his "electric powers" against him.
Greg "promises" not to use them and he and Rowley camp out in front of the Game Hut. Greg decides to scare Rowley by pretending that his chocolate-covered hand was the Muddy Hand. Greg doesn't expect Rowley to be awake, but immediately realizes his mistake when Rowley foolishly hammers the hand, injuring Greg's thumb and disrupting his ability to play video games.
Greg ends up losing due to his injury, and Rowley walks away with the alternative grand prize of a giant box of chocolate-covered raisins. Greg became very angry for Rowley hammering his hand and their friendship breaks up. The book ends with Greg stating that his summer would have been better if he stayed in the house, and also claims that Rowley was never seen by him since Rowley beat Greg in the competition, and his father hasn't spoken to him yet since Greg almost got him arrested.
Despite Greg's father being mad at Greg, they find a common ground through mutual dislike for a newspaper comic strip, in which the writer had passed down to his son and made the comic even worse. Greg realizes that summer is over when he sees a photo album titled "Best Summer Ever! Errors In one UK shipping soon after the release, there was an error with the book - the cover was flipped, so that if the cover was the right way up, the pages inside would read upside down.
Trivia Even though Greg receives a "Ladybug" cellphone in this book, he reveals he didn't bring it to school in The Ugly Truth. This implies Frank may have confiscated it due to the fact that Greg nearly had him arrested due to calling the police, lost it at some point, is not allowed to bring it to school, or simply left it to avoid being humiliated or forgot about it.
It later reappeared in Hard Luck. This is the 4th book in the series. This is the currently last book to use exclamation points in paragraphs. I can see why so many kids I know love him. View all 31 comments. Jun 26, Kenny Hernandez rated it it was ok. Greg has went to vaticon with with his best friend and greg got to go to got on the ride of his life.
He scared the life out of hem. View all 8 comments. Jan 19, Kittykat rated it it was amazing. I personally think that this one is the best one out of the whole entire series!! View all 10 comments.
Oct 13, Pooja rated it really liked it Shelves: Does the same person Gregory got troubles with, in his life ever going to stop their encounter with him? And that's where the fun lies! Gregory is having a summer time playing video game all day long. While his family is running after him to do something in summer. His dad brings a dog to te family!
Uh Uh He should have probably checked with his wife first! It's a family decision, isn't it?
Manny gets the dog saying Sweetie, and that's that! Everyone is as fun as never before. Such a humorous rea Does the same person Gregory got troubles with, in his life ever going to stop their encounter with him?
Such a humorous read! View all 3 comments. View 1 comment. Nov 26, Sarah rated it really liked it. This hilariously sharp comic book is written from the perspective of 11 year-old Greg, whose canny jokes and observations have become a series of popular books.
Dog Days chronicles Greg's Summer holiday, which he wants to spend playing video games in his room, with the curtains shut and a cover over his head. Greg's mum, however, seems to think that Summer holidays should be spent doing 'useful things' such as running around outside, spending time with one's family and visiting the local pool.
Th This hilariously sharp comic book is written from the perspective of 11 year-old Greg, whose canny jokes and observations have become a series of popular books. Through daily entries the reader follows Greg as he gets into mischief at his friend's luxury poolhouse, managing to offend staff with his helpful recommendations of how to improve service and ends up banned, with a huge smoothie tab to pay off. It seems that the only solution is for Greg to spend his Summer holidays working off the debt.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (Book 4)
Dog Days is packed full of humour and manages to highlight just how differently parents and children see the world. I would recommend this book for Y4 or Y5 children of all reading abilities, however, the diary layout, informal language and relaxed style of the book make it a particularly fantastic resource for less confident readers across upper KS2. View all 6 comments.
Apr 07, Mrs. Plan to finish this today! I like this much better than "The Last Straw". Anyone out there who has read the Wimpy Kid series agree or disagree? So far, my favorite part is Rowley thinking that Greg's family is rich because they ran out of toilet paper and were using Christmas napkins until Dad went to get more TP.
Been there done that! View all 12 comments. Jan 07, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: His mom has other ideas, however. She wants him to spend time with the family, improving his education, and playing outdoors.
Greg tries to implement his ideas of summer, but without much success. He tries to spend time with Rowley kicking back at his friend's father's country club, but gets permanently uninvited when h Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo. He tries to spend time with Rowley kicking back at his friend's father's country club, but gets permanently uninvited when he accidentally tells the clubhouse manager his complaints about the place's service.
Things only get worse when his mom tells him he has to find a way to pay off half of the smoothie bill he and Rowley racked up. When Greg's father comes home with a dog that won't leave him alone, he's soon at his wits end.
With failed attempts to earn money, a falling out with his best friend, and a crazy dog, will Greg ever survive summer? Will he find some way to make this into a great summer, despite the rocky start? This fourth installment is an excellent addition to the other three stories.
Greg's true character really comes out in this novel as he discovers who he is, learns to balance everything that's going on, and takes an easy-going approach to life. The illustrations are well-done and only add to the book's humor.
View all 5 comments. Jan 10, Eddy N rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is the 4th edition of the diary of a wimpy kid. It talks about how greg in is normal life explains everyday moment he spends and reflects on it.
Greg's dream is to stay home and play video games but his mom disaproves with that so she kicks him out of the house the whole day so he could go and play games. Greg didn't like that idea he was just thinking staying home playing video games with chips and the curtains closed. I can make a text to text connection on this book because works h This book is the 4th edition of the diary of a wimpy kid.
I can make a text to text connection on this book because works hard the whole entire school year and wants to be let go by his parents as in no rules and no responsibilities.
Greg is an indoor person, i can relate to Greg's feelings and thought because me too when i go to my grandma and grandpa i just want to go play video games with some friends and sleepover at their house. If i were to rate this book i would give it 5 even above because it was so good. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to have fun in life and understand the facts about boys.
I would not recommend this book to people who are clean freaks and hard workers because it would definitly disagree with their lifestyle. View 2 comments. Sep 26, Sandy Trand rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you would want to know how a life of a unfortanate teenager goes? Then read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. It is about a kid who is in middle school and faces a lot of problems. He faces pretty much faces all the problems you could think of.
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 4)
The main character Greg Heffrey is stuck as a middle child and a social outcast. His younger brother Manny and his older brother Rodrick drive him absulutly nuts with their crazy ways of doing things. His best friend Rowlery Jefferson and own a lot o If you would want to know how a life of a unfortanate teenager goes?
His best friend Rowlery Jefferson and own a lot of money to Rowlery's dad because of unwise spending at a country club. They decided to create a summer lawn care to help pay for the money that they own to Rowlery's dad. When their summer bussiness goes horribly wrong Greg finds himself in a rut. Read the book to find out what more happens to a horrible summer for Greg.
Sep 17, Tej P rated it it was amazing. He is funny.
This book is about how Greg Heffly spends his summer. But Greg Heffley doesn't spend his summer out side. He stays inside and plays video games. But Greg's mom doesn't like him playing video games. But she thinks of having family vacation and doing activities together. Greg and his friend Rowley do weird stuff during summer vacation. Greg's mom has a club thing called Reading is Fun. But Greg thinks his mom is weird.
This book is really funny. I really like this book because it is funny. I like books that have humor. My favorite part was when Greg and his dad go to the pool and they have to go past the shower rooms and there are guys that are showering. Also when it was Greg's birthday,His uncle Joe's dog Killer ate his cake before he could eat it. In this book there are somethings that have also happen to me.
Like my mom telling me to go play out side instead of sitting in front of the t. And I also recommend this book to people that haven't read this book and this book will be my favorite book I've every read. Aug 14, [Shai] Bibliophage rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was expecting that this 4th book could have loads of funny stories of Greg with a dog s. I know expected too much but despite that, I did enjoy the diary entries written. I was just a little disappointed that Greg and his family didn't have that many happy memories with Sweetie while the dog is with them.
But at least, his Grandma was able to keep the dog in the end. Dec 12, Jacob R. This book in my opinion is great. It takes us back to those good old days of elementry and middle school.
Even knowing a few of these events have actually happened to us. Filling sorry for the kid one second laughing at his wierd side the next, this book will keep you reading. THis book relates to our lives in many ways, it reminds of those kids that where kind of off, and tells us some of there stories. Of course, these stories get as off and crazy, sometimes i even wonder if there is a plot! After that though, I believe any age would love this book.
I would only recommend this book to people that can find immaturity funny. Even though I said any age would love it, if you were straight minded and dull you would most likely find this book to be a nuisance. The literary elements in this story are, imagery and and alot of figurative language. The real reason it has imagery is simply because it shows pictures to show us each scene.
Its figurative language consist of similes and of onomatopeas, that is what is in this book. All in all, the book is a want to read.
It might not keep you on the edge of the seat only because you will be falling out of it laughing. Oct 05, Mel Mel rated it it was amazing. Look at the cover how can you not say no!! He is manipulative yet ny now he realizes his so called best friend is not that dumb as he thinks. I so hope h8s attitude changes in the later books. Mar 23, Close Enough rated it liked it Shelves: The book was not funny at all at least for me , but it still easy read.
Oct 16, Valeria De La Rosa rated it it was amazing. I think my whole class will enjoy this book very much because of the humor and the situations they might relate to. What I don't like is that every book has a different story that doesn't continue from the last one so it's like a gap between each book. My two most favorite parts would be when Greg's parents tell him that they got him a phone but they actually got him this cheap lady bug phone and when Greg's parents bought I think that the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days was a very relate able.
My two most favorite parts would be when Greg's parents tell him that they got him a phone but they actually got him this cheap lady bug phone and when Greg's parents bought him and Rodrick a pet fish and Rodrick fish ate Greg's fish.
In the book Greg seems like that "I'm better than anyone else"person so that's why he comes up with these stupid plans to get famous. Since this book is already a series,I can't wait till the next one. Mar 05, Kaoru Hamaguchi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In this story it is summer time and there is birthday for Greg. It looks nice for him ,but it is start of terrible time.
Begging of Summer vacation Greg has 3 things that he want to do in his summer. Second is Birth day ,but He didn't got good present and his uncle's dog ate birth day cake so he felled sad good thing is he was able to get fish for another present that ea In this story it is summer time and there is birthday for Greg. Second is Birth day ,but He didn't got good present and his uncle's dog ate birth day cake so he felled sad good thing is he was able to get fish for another present that eaten by Rodrick's fish.
Lastly the beach unfortunately He couldn't go there because his mother say "we have to save money" and "But we still do fun things as a family" ,but still it was bad for him. Lastly he hurt his finger because Rowley thought it was ghost and he hit it with hammer. You could engaging this book with how Greg is unlucky like he can't go anywhere he wish and can't swim in the pool and even his finger hurts. Also his father is a little bit unlucky too for giving you a example he thought his dog went to butterfly farm ,but Greg's gran father say he accidently drive over the dog.
Greg's father got so angry and he bought dog. Dog isn't becoming emotionally attached. I will prefer give this book to grade 3 to 5 because it is a little bit easy to read for grade 5. I will give 5 star because it is so funny because in this book he is so unlucky and if imagine about it makes me laugh a lot I will give this book for grade 6 student to lower place like EAP student or person who dislike English and maybe you could start Novel study by this book.
Apr 08, Namratha rated it liked it Shelves: And much like Greg Heffley , I am content to live out the dog days of summer sitting pretty in a cozy, darkened room Speaking of books, I had been oscillating between dire apocalyptic dramas and predictable mush fests.
The resulting mood swings are NOT a pretty sight. I needed a quick, laugh-a-minute riot. Paying homage to the season in vogue, I picked up Dog Days. A well-meaning mother, a ticked off father, a git of an older brother, an emerging evil of a baby brother, an on again-off again best friend and the ever-reliable glimmer of creepiness by Fregly, all combine, to make it one forgettable summer for long-suffering Greg.
As the series progresses, the gags lose a bit of their efficiency. Somewhere along the line, you obnoxiously enough start predicting the outcome of yet another grande Greg scheme. Not great but not bad by any stretch of the imagination. An engaging read for preteens and a guilty pleasure for supposed adults. GO Heffley!Greg's vision of what would happen if he went to the library. Greg goes to the next room to cut the cake, but becomes even more upset when Uncle Joe's dog, Killer eats his cake and vomits it in front of Greg, thus making his birthday a bit of a disappointment all around.
Synopsis June The story begins with Greg Heffley explaining how his mom wants him to get some sunlight in the room while Greg is playing video games. Fiction Publisher: Summer vacation finds the main character, Greg, happy to be inside playing video games.
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