The fantastically funny Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has done more than almost any other series of books to tempt reluctant readers, and author Jeff Kinney is now one of the world's most popular authors. We thought we'd take a look at some things you might not know about the man who brought the world Greg Heffley.
1. Jeff Kinney was born on 19 February, 1971 in Maryland.
2. The first drawing he can remember is one of a turtle when he was just three years old.
3. He started working on Wimpy Kid in 1988. The first book was published in 2007.
4. The Wimpy Kid cartoons were originally published on funbrain.com.
5. His favourite authors include Judy Blume, Piers Anthony and J. R. R. Tolkien.
6. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have sold over 150 million copies.
7. Jeff Kinney is a cub scout master.
8. He also plays volleyball twice a week.
9. His brother Scott wrote one of the songs featured in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film.
10. In 2009, Jeff Kinney was named on one the World's Most Influential People by Time Magazine.