10 Fun Facts About Jeff Kinney

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.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
    WKJK 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £14.99
    • RRP £83.88
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback