Jeff Kinney, The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I never want to go on a road trip with the crazy Heffleys!
I would recommend it to others my age because it is hilarious!
— Clara D, 9
A big hit with reluctant readers and anyone looking for a funny book
— School Library Journal
RRP $14.99

RRP $14.99

Hooray! Thanks to Penguin, we had four copies of this book to hand out to a team of clever reviewers: Jazzy, Henry, Clara and Scarlett.  They did a great job, thanks kiddos! 

 Kids still can't get enough of Greg and his crazy family.  

This one is an absolute no-brainer for the Christmas stocking and birthday lists ... until the next one is out!

I'm sure you will all agree they did an excellent job. Make sure you scroll down and read them all. 

The official blurb from Penguin. 

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

The Diary of Wimpy Kid series of books, by best-selling author Jeff Kinney, charts the highs and lows of our middle school hero, Greg, as he stumbles and fumbles from childhood to teenhood via school-hood. Sometimes helped by his friends and family, often not helped by himself!



Out of the mouth of babes! Here's some feedback from keen readers!

1. Exhausting Trip but fun to read!
This book is about the Heffleys going on a road trip.
My absolute favourite character is Manny because he keeps trying to run away because his mum took a pig, that he won, to an animal shelter.  The pig was alot of trouble.  My favourite part is when Manny tries to drive a car, and crashes into trolleys.  BANG!
I never want to go on a road trip with the crazy Heffleys!
I would recommend it to others my age because it is hilarious!
By Clara D, 9

This book was interesting to me because it was funny and nicely illustrated.  The book itself could be a bit shorter. If you like funny and interesting books this book is for you.

By Jazzy, 10


If you like a funny and easy book to read this is for you. When you are a Heffley you're doomed to be wimpy. This book is about a disastrous road trip. After a few wrong turns and a run-away pig you're bound to be mad.

What I like about this book is that it feels like you're reading a real dairy. You start imagining what you would have done yourself and you start using the storyline to create your own story and disasters. 

Overall this is my favourite Dairy of Wimpy Kid yet. 

By Henry, 10


Star Rating: 4 and ½ stars                         

This book is an awesome book and the whole series is awesome as well!!

I love how they put Manny on the leash because he missed the pig so much!!

The only problem is that, most of the books are on the summer breaks and not Greg Rodrick or Manny at school.

Over all this book is amazing and I would love to see this book in a movie!!

By Scarlett, 10