One of my favorite parts of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules" Series 2 is when Rodrick, Gregory's older brother, practices with his band the "Loaded Diaper." Once he starts practicing, his music spreads around the block and other teenagers get drawn to the music and start going to the house.
When Rodrick's dad and brother Gregory get home, the teenagers are standing on the lawn listening. Then the dad really freaks out and almost calls the police, but of course their mom stops him. She says the teenagers aren't doing any harm and he should be proud of Rodrick getting fans. But their dad had another trick up his sleeve. He got his radio and started playing classic music and the teenagers went away fast after that. This was really funny. I can't believe their dad thought up that idea. I was completely astounded.
Another funny part is when Rodrick had a paper due one day. So he wrote it on notebook paper and passed it on to his dad because his dad would type it. Rodrick can't type. His dad found a bunch of wrong facts, but Rodrick said "to type it how it is." But his dad couldn't stand to type a wrong paper, so he starts from scratch and writes it over. Then, when Rodrick brings it home and has an A-plus, he acts like he typed it himself.
There was also another pretty funny part. Gregory was trying to make his little brother laugh and he did one goofy face and that made Manny laugh so hard that apple juice came out of his nose. And to ruin the moment, their mom said, "You could have killed him." When Manny heard that, he started crying and crying.
One of my favorite parts was when Gregory and Rowley, Gregory's friend, were watching a movie where these kids made their own secret language; it had the translation in it, but Gregory and Rowley couldn't figure it out. So they made up their own and tried it out at dinner. This is what Gregory said, "Your - Pa dad-pa smells – pa like pa a women-pa." But Gregory ended up getting sent home. Rowley's dad must of figured out what Gregory said.
I really liked how the author wrote this story, and the illustrations are great! I really hope he writes more books.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules" Series 2
Ages: 9 to 12
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publication Date: February 2008