Diary of a wimpy kid

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Diary of a wimpy kid

Postby vkiasu » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:17 am

Hi all,

Care to share what you guys think about the series "Diary of a whimpy kid"? Saw the trailer in the cinemas recently and have many colleague's children reading it and buying up all the books in the series. It didn't really appeal to me though..

What are some of the other books that will interest kids around the age of 9 to 10? Am trying to kick start some good reading habits in my nieces and nephews. How do you encourage them to speak proper English too?
They seem to automatically lapse into Singlish wherever they are yet find such difficulty speaking in proper English.

Am getting a bit worried as they don't do very well in their oral scores.

TIA!

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Re: Diary of a whimpy kid

Postby jedamum » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:12 am

vkiasu wrote:Hi all,

Care to share what you guys think about the series "Diary of a whimpy kid"?

Popular Bookstore having offer right now....buy 2 books get the 3rd one free.
you can check this out...
http://www.funbrain.com/journal/Journal ... ThisPage=1

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Postby MMM » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:16 am

Actually my kids love it. The only book that "inspire" them to finish in a day. However, they only have 5 titles?

They found it amusing and with the pictures,etc... it probably appeals to them. In fact, the diary of the wimpy kids is also part of British Council library selection.

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Postby tankee » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:56 am

also available at Border's but not aware whether there is any promotion right now.

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Postby tankee » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:02 pm

Popular is having buy 2 get 1 free promotion too

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Postby EN » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 pm

Mine have read all the books. Yeap, it's something that they can read within a day. They like the cartoon drawn too. Took some of the drawing technic to try on.

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Postby girlmum » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:43 pm

tankee wrote:Popular is having buy 2 get 1 free promotion too


Any idea when promotion ends? Will u be bringing ur children to watch the movies?

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Postby Michteach » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:49 pm

Hmm, actually I did not like it a lot as i felt that the writing did not help much for the children to pick up good vocab and it is quite boring but I think it appeals to many kids and it is a good start for reluctant readers- my own opinion..I know tt many pple do like it though.

Another good book I like is The Percy Jackson series. For upper pri kids but very interesting and I got the whole series from my fav supplier tt I talked about in some other threads so got good deal..esp now that I know tt many bookstores are out of stock for their whole series. It is now a movie as well.

Talking about movies based on books, anyone know of any other good ones that can encourage kids to read?

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Postby schellen » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Michteach wrote:Talking about movies based on books, anyone know of any other good ones that can encourage kids to read?


Coraline is good. I've read the book though it's meant for upper pri kids. Haven't seen the movie yet though.

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Postby MMM » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:35 pm

My kids also like the adventurebox series that we get via school subscription. He found it so interesting that he will be able to finish it fast.

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