Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4) by Jeff KinneyIt’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.
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 ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and family togetherness.”
Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
As summer vacation begins, Greg Heffley keeps a detailed account of his vacation. His parents are frustrated that he spends so much time indoors playing video games. His father is annoyed that he sleeps all through the day as well. They order smoothies and charge them to Mr. Eventually, Mr. The boys must find a way to repay the money and decide to start a lawn care service, but have trouble sticking with their marketing strategy.
The book starts with Greg Heffley describing how he is a "indoor person," and how he intends to spend his summer vacation playing video games. His mother, Susan, wants him to go outdoors more often. Money is tight, so Greg and his family can't go to the beach. However, Susan still intends to have the "best summer ever. Greg invites his best friend Rowley for a sleepover, where they watch a horror movie about a muddy hand who strangles people, which scares them. They later start a lawn mowing service to earn money, but the job ends badly as neither of them have operated a lawn mower before. During his birthday party, Greg is gifted a Ladybug, a cell phone that can only make emergency calls and home calls.
This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. As summer vacation begins, Greg Heffley keeps a detailed account of his vacation.
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As in the other books in the series, the emphasis in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" is on the general goofiness that comes with being a self-centered adolescent and the often unexpected at least, to Greg results. The format of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has remained consistent throughout the series. Each of the earlier books in the series focuses on Greg's daily life at home and at school. Each book also tends to focus on a particular family member and Greg's problems with them. In the first book, it's Greg's little brother, Manny, who "never gets in trouble, even if he really deserves it. What a surprise it is to find all the action set in the summer rather than during the school year.