Diary Of a Wimpy Kid(Book 4) DOG DAYS -Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 4: Dog Days is the fourth book of the novel written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, this book is the 4th book of the  this book series. It was first released on October 12, 2009, in the United States and October 13, 2009, in Canada and then in the rest of the world. The film of,  Dog Days, released on August 3, 2012, which was based on this book and its predecessor book, The Last Straw.

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The book starts with Greg Heffley describing how he is more of an “indoor person”, and how he will spend his summer vacation playing video games; unfortunately, his mother stops him, saying that he has better things to do.

Greg and his friend Rowley go to Rowley’s country club after school closes for the summer, but after a few weeks, Greg is not invited to return because he complains about even the smallest things, much to his disappointment. Greg doesn’t want to go to the town pool with his mother and little brother because of the shower area he has to walk through to get to the pool.

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June Friday for me summer vacation is basically a three-month guilt trip just because of the weather’s nice everyone

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expects you to be outside all day frolicking or whatever and if you don’t spend every second outdoors people think there’s something wrong with you but the truth is I’ve always been more of an indoor person. The way I like to spend my summer vacation is in front of the TV playing video games with the curtains closed and the lights turned off. Unfortunately mom’s idea of the perfect summer vacation is different from mine mom says it’s not natural for a kid to stay indoors when it’s sunny out I tell her that I’m just trying to protect my skin so I don’t look all wrinkly when I’m old like her but she doesn’t want to hear it. Mom keeps trying to get me to do something outside like go to the pool but I spent the first part of the summer at my friend Rowley’s pool and that didn’t work out so good.

Rowleys family belongs to a country club and when school it out for the summer we were going there every single day sunning ourselves in the lounge chairs with our cool sunglasses on sipping our fruit smoothies, then we made the mistake of inviting this girl named Trista who just moved into our neighborhood. I thought it would be really nice of us to share our Country Club lifestyle with her but five seconds after we got to the pool she met some lifeguard and forgot all about the guys who invited her there the lesson I learned is that some people won’t think twice about using you especially when there’s a country club involved. Me and Rowley were better off without a girl hanging around. Anyway, we’re both bachelors at the moment and during the summer it’s better to be unattached. I mean just because the hot tub is for adults only doesn’t mean we can’t lean over the fence hello ladies. A few days ago I noticed the quality of service at the Country Club was starting to go down a little like sometimes the temperature in the sauna was a few degrees too hot and one time the poolside waiter forgot to put one of those little umbrellas in my fruit smoothie.

I reported all my complaints to Rowley’s dad but for some reason, Mr. Jefferson never passed them on to the clubhouse manager which is kind of weird if it was me who was paying for a country club membership. I’d want to make sure I was getting my money’s worth anyway a little while later Rowley told me he wasn’t allowed to invite me to his pool anymore which is fine with me. I’m much happier inside my air-conditioned house where I don’t have to check my soda can for bees every time. I go to take a sip Saturday like I said mom keeps trying to get me to go to the pool with her and my little brother Manny but the thing is my family belongs to the town pool, not the Country Club and once you’ve tasted the country club life it’s hard to go back to being an ordinary Joe at the town pool standing in line at the snack bar behind weird lady with glasses her crying baby nerdy kid and hairy guy beside last year.

I swore to myself that I would never go back to that place again at the town pool you have to go through the locker room before you can go swimming and that means walking through the shower area where grown men are soaping down right out in the open the first time I walked through the men’s locker room at the town pool was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life I’m probably lucky I didn’t go blind seriously I don’t see why mom and dad bother to try and protect me from horror movies and stuff like that. If they’re gonna expose me to something about a thousand times worse I really wish mom would stop asking me to go to the town pool because every time she does it puts images in my mind that I’ve been trying hard to forget Sunday.

Well now I’m definitely staying indoors for the rest of the summer mom had a house meeting last night and said money is tight this year and we can’t afford to go to the beach which means no family vacation that really stinks I was actually looking forward to going to the beach this summer not because I like the ocean and the sand and all of that because I don’t I realized a long time ago that all the world’s fish and turtles and whales go to the bathroom right there in the ocean and I seem to be the only person who’s bothered by this my brother Rodrick likes to tease me because he thinks I’m afraid of the waves.

okay so I once ran screaming like a baby when a little wave splish taget snot it at all anyway I was looking forward to going to the beach because I’m finally tall enough to go on the cranium shaker which is this really awesome ride that’s on the boardwalk Rodricks been on the cranium shaker at least a hundred times and he says you can’t call yourself a man until you ride it mom said maybe if we save our pennies we can go back to the beach next year then she said we’d still do a lot of fun stuff as a family and one day we’ll look back on this as the best summer ever well now I only have two things to look forward to this summer one is my birthday and the other is when the last little cutie comic runs in the paper I don’t know if I ever mentioned this before but lil cutie is the worst comic ever to give you an idea of what I’m talking about here’s what ran in the paper today little cutie pointing out the window and saying daddy is rain just God’s wedding but here’s the thing even though I hate lil cutie I can’t stop myself from reading it and dad can’t either I guess we just like seeing how bad it is lil….. Read more…
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