Book Report: Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Dog Days
If you or your child has been assigned to write a book report about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Dog Days written by J. Kinney and you don’t have the book or time to read it, there are several options available to you so that you can write a good, sound report.
Buy the collection.
You could start by buying the collection of books. Many sites have them online for less than $50 for the whole set, or you could buy each book individually for less than $10 each. If you don’t have time to read the book before the report is due, however, this may not help you much.
Watch the movie and compare.
The original book has been made into a movie and you can rent it from rental companies, or buy it in stores. We all know that movies take liberties with book material, though, so don't go on this alone. After you have watched the movie, get online and visit websites to compare how people thought the movie held up to the book.
Read a shorter version online.
If you really want to read the material but not the whole book, you can find online sites that will tell you an overview about the book and then you can read the reviews of people who read the full book to glean any details you may need. This will help you run through the important parts of the book to get the information you need for your hook report.
Look up themes.
After you have read the shortened material online, you can look up themes of the book to understand what the readers and the author thought the themes in the book were. These will be helpful in constructing a book report because you need to have a direction for your report. IF you need further direction you can also research ways to present each theme to your audience without having to rely directly on the book.
Writing a book report on short notice, especially if you haven't read the material, can be stressful. Thankfully, the Internet has plenty of options for you not to actually have to read the book. Additionally, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have been made into movies, so you can always get an idea of the book from these without having to read the actual book. Always research themes of books, though, before you write any report because your teacher will want to see these themes reflected in your report.