Book After Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Every parent needs a book after Diary of a Wimpy Kid to hand their child.  Illustrated novels are a great thing, and they keep the reading going. But let’s be honest, you may only be able to stand your kid reading the same story over and over for so long until you feel compelled to give them something else.  Jake the Fake is a lively alternative that has a lot of the fun and will appeal to the same audience.  Plus it’s written by a comedian, and he knows funny.  Check out the video of Craig Robinson talking about his new book at the end of the post.

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Title: Jake the Fakejake the fake book after diary of a wimpy kid

Authors: Craig Robinson & Adam Mansback

Target: Grade 3-6

Series: This is the first book in a planned series

What this book is about:

Jake has faked his way into the Music and Art Academy by playing the only piano piece he knows by heart. They think he is talented, but at this point Jake has absolutely no idea what his talent may be. He spends the next semester being as zany and out there as he can to throw people off his trail and make them think he is “creative”. However, with the talent show coming up, there is no where to hide and Jake’s talent, or lack there of, will be on display for everyone to see.

Why I love this book:

  • This is a nice addition to the illustrated novel category. With large type and plenty of drawings this book will not overwhelm reluctant readers.
  • Jake is funny. His humor is a little more sophisticated at times and it reminded me of Timmy Failure, although there is still plenty of gross boy stuff to keep the giggles coming.
  • Cute message that everyone has a talent, it just might not be what you expect, or always that easy to find.

Who this book is for:

Great book for readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Timmy Failure.

Final thoughts:

Clever new series. Looking forward to reading the next installment.

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Jake the Fake.  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.