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Although there isn’t much Diary of a Wimpy Kid merchandise out there yet, one interesting item on the shelves now is the first “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Parody. “Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt #8)” is a parody of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Twilight,” and Guitar Hero published by Papercutz. It’s a series of 4 stories written as a graphic novel. The target age range is 9-12 years old and the stories are supposed to be a little bit scary. Reviews of the novel have been very good but so far are primarily from people who enjoy the Tales from the Crypt series in general.

From what I can tell, the hardcover version is now on backorder. However, you should be able to find the paperback more easily available (and cheaper!). Here are some current prices:

Borders: paperback $7.95, hardcover $12.95

Amazon: paperback $7.95, hardcover $9.32 paperback $6.36


We’ve been checking all of the online bookstores for the best deal on Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: Dog Days. So far, the best deal that we have found is from Amazon. They are charging $7.67 if you preorder it. If you are ordering other books, it is eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping if you order $25 or more.

The other option would be to pre-order it from Borders. It’s $10.46 but you can have it shipped to your local store and not have to pay any shipping charges.

My daughter has already been saving up a dollar at a time to put away enough to get her copy. She just got Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 from Scholastic last month and is now caught up on the series. I have a feeling that this book is going to be hard to get if we don’t pre-order it!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: Dog Days is due to be released October 12.


Although Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 will not officially hit the shelves until October 12, 2009, you can pre-order it today and save 40%! Borders is taking pre-orders for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4 for $8.37 (the list price is $13.95). According to the Borders site, the book will be hardcover.

The second and third Diary of a Wimpy Kid books had titles (“Rodrick Rules” and “The Last Straw”). As of right now, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 does not yet have a title .

Click here to pre-order Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 from Borders.