How to draw Greg Heffley by Jeff Kinney

Watch this video of Jeff Kinney drawing Greg Heffley.  I was really interested to learn that Jeff usually uses the computer to draw his characters.  Listen carefully as Jeff explains why he draws Greg the way he does and he has some great tips for budding cartoonists!

If you are inspired do some drawings of Greg over the holidays bring them into the LRC to share next term.  Happy drawing!

Meeting Jeff Kinney

We have lots of fans of  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.  I had informed our students about the details of Jeff Kinney’s visit to Australia and some very keen boys went along to see Jeff.  This is what they had to say about their exciting day….

Matteus and Oliver in 4VL and William in 2TM visited Jeff Kinney at the Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday, May 20th.  We went to see Jeff Kinney because we like him as an author.  He told us about how he made Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the process he went through to make the books.  His books were supposed to be for adults , but they turned out to be for kids.  After he spoke we waited for him to sign our books.  It took quite a long time until he could sign them.  We all had a lot of FUN!! 

By Matteus, Oliver and William

 Do you have a question you would like to ask the boys?

Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is visiting Australia!!

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Jeff Kinney the author of the incredibly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be making his first ever visit to Australia in May!

I’m guessing Jeff is going to be mobbed by kids everywhere he goes! I hope Jeff has been doing lots of exercises to build up the muscles in his writing arm for all of the books he is going to be signing…

Book your ticket to see Jeff Kinney at the Melbourne Town Hall HERE

Year Fours’ Bedtime Story in the LRC

Last night our three Year 4 classes had a sleepover at school…

The Year 4 students arrived back at school at 5.30pm to  christen our new school BBQ.  After dinner there was time to play games on Bottom Yard and spend time with friends before heading into the GECCO (Hall) to snuggle up in sleeping bags and watch a video.

After cleaning  their teeth, at 10pm the Year 4s quietly crept up the stairs in the moonlight to the LRC where Miss Y was waiting  to read them a Bedtime Story…

The LRC looked very different at night with only a few lights on.  It felt a bit magical with the Story Chair there and it was cosy and inviting.  The Grade 4s made themselves comfortable…

We began, much to everyone’s delight with a few pages from the newly released Cabin Fever, the latest book in the Diary of  Wimpy Kid series.  (Thanks to Jack W who had bought a copy for Miss Y that very day!!)

Then Miss Y read the story Pizza Cake from Morris Gleitzman’s latest book of ten funny short stories called Pizza Cake.  It’s a great story about a boy called Glenn who thanks to his grandfather, uses “pizza cake” to help him to feel brave whenever he is scared.  The toppings Glenn had on his Pizza Cake had many of the student’s mouths watering!  Thanks to Pizza Cake, Glenn can bravely face menacing bowlers in cricket  and stand up and do public speaking in front of a large audience.  He shares his bravery secret with his friend Dougal only to make an unexpected discovery about his grandfather.  The story has a great twist at the end!

Thank you Grade 4s for letting me read to you in the LRC…I hope I can do it again next year with some of our other classes during our National Year of Reading!!

What lollies and sweet toppings would you put on your Pizza Cake?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever

Book six in the Diary of Wimpy Kid series will be available on November 15th.  This book has an ice-blue cover that matches its snowy setting…

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?


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