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Sunday 3 January 2021

Review: Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Greg Heffley of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame has a best friend called Rowley Jefferson. 

Rowely is imaginative and creative, and he’s just decided to write his own book about a character named Roland and his best friend Greg the Barbarian.

Rowley just wants to write the story he wants to write, but much to his annoyance, his best friend Greg is determined to help. 

And Greg has some very specific ideas about what makes a good story.

This is a brilliantly fun book for all fans of the Wimpy Kid series, plus all fans of fun and entertaining stories.

The book is written in an ongoing pattern, with a chapter of Roland and Greg’s adventure (as written by Rowley) and then a debrief chapter where Greg tells Rowley all the things he did wrong and all the things he needs to fix in the next chapter.

The result is a hilarious peek into friendship and the inner working of what does and doesn’t make a story work.

It’s great fun and filled with hilariousness all the way through.

In true Jeff Kinney (the actual author/illustrator) style, there are loads of illustrations throughout, making it an easy read for junior readers. A new series for wimpy kid fans to sink their teeth into, and others to discover, I highly recommend this one for all fans of fun.

Title: Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
Author/Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99  
Publication Date: 4 August 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760897888
For ages: 7 - 12
Type: Junior Fiction