The Diary of a Wimpy Kid are one of the best books in the world, children like it and want to read it a lot. But do you know who made it? That’s right, Jeff Kinney! Jeff Kinney is the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and he’s the bestselling author of the series. He made a lot of them and so far he made 17 books including 2 books made today in 2019.
Jeff Kinney was born on February 19, 1971 in Fort Washington, Maryland. He is still alive today as 48 years old. In his early life, he moved to Washington D.C. when he was a child. He studied in the University of Maryland. Then he moved to New England in 1995. Jeff Kinney was famous for his books. He is a great cartoonist and everybody liked his books. Kids enjoyed his books. When he was young, he wanted to be a great newspaper cartoonist, not to be an author of books. But after he created Igdoof in the campus newspaper, he knew he wanted to become a cartoonist, so he started the series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He started writing it on 1998 and didn’t publish until the spring of 2007. He finally sold 200 million copies in 70 editions with 59 languages.
Jeff Kinney is always a funny guy within his books and he’s smart, kind, caring, honest, and passionate. Here are some fun facts about Jeff Kinney. The first drawing Jeff can remember is a turtle when he was 3 years old. He started his first book in 1998 to 2007, that was 9 years! Jeff is a cub scout and a volleyball master. His brother wrote a song that was featured in the movie, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney’s favorite color is blue. Between 2016 and 2017, he won 21 million dollars and continues to get even more every year!
So overall, Jeff Kinney is a famous author who made 13 books in series and 4 other books for fun. He continues to make more every year. He won many awards like “Kids’ choice award for favorite book”, and “Goodreads choice award best mittttKJddle grade and children’s.” Here are some of his quotes, “You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you”, and “If there’s one thing I learned from Rodrick, it’s to set people’s expectations real low so you end up surprising them by practically doing nothing at all.” Jeff Kinney wanted to become a newspaper cartoonist but then he started to like being a cartoonist and now continues to make his wonderful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He is now living in Massachusetts with his family and owns a bookstore near his house as the age of 48.