Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4: Dog Days Award-winning by Jeff Kinney (author) (UK edition)

Dog Days

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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The summer holiday has arrived, the sun is hot, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s our favourite wimpy kid? In his house, playing video games with the curtains drawn. Greg is living out his summer fantasy: no responsibilities, no rules and no-one to bug him! Unfortunately, Mum has a different vision of a perfect summer: one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness”. Eeek! And things get even worse when Mum brings home a brand-new addition to the Heffley family. It could be a real dog of a summer… Fourth in the mega-selling diary series which is now a Hollywood film, this is a hilarious story of growing pains for pre-teen boys, combining simple text with hysterical picture-strips.

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Catalogue number

586 in EU Primary May 2024


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 4)







Date published

February 3rd, 2011

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 3.0 points

Other details

  • 224 pages



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  1. Daniella
    on 28 February 2011


    my reveiw is that if i acheve this book i would be so happy and
    i would buy book here every single mouth.

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  1. MinecraftKitty
    on 18 September 2020

    this book is not good at the start but gets better after the start

    3 out of 5
  2. Ejis
    on 7 December 2019

    I’m nearly in love with this beautiful (an quite winey ) book. I can’t even stop laughing because it’s so funny,good and even though he feels like dirt it’s still a funny book

  3. minecraft5
    on 23 April 2017

    The book was funny and Greg is embarrassed about seeing other people takeaway shower in the community poo😂

  4. Navy11
    on 16 April 2017

    I watched the movie but, i wanna read this book so much!!!!!!! because books are different than movies for sure!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  5. Abbie55
    on 1 November 2016


    5 out of 5
  6. snuggamer
    on 7 June 2016

    Great for 7-10

  7. MeganMarcLeeTony
    on 3 June 2016

    loved it I like all diary of a wimpy kid books theybare totally off the hook

    5 out of 5
  8. Jasmine-1602
    on 2 April 2016

    Loved it I think the book it was very funny I like Gregory the boy in the book. I love the title Dog Days ha ha hilarious!! I recommend it love Jeff Kinney.


  9. BAD-boy345
    on 9 March 2016

    It is cool that the pictures show the cool thing that are happening in the book

    5 out of 5
  10. cleverbookme143
    on 30 January 2016

    this book is interesting I have read others but this is a great book that’s my opinion

    4 out of 5
  11. Puppy5
    on 11 January 2016

    Really funny

    5 out of 5
  12. Twirl33
    on 31 October 2015

    Dog days is not about a dog it is about Greg going on holiday !!!!I love it!!!

  13. GirlsLikeLinsie
    on 10 September 2015

    I like every DIARY OF A WIMPY KID book but,this is my favorite so far.

    5 out of 5
  14. Milogirl
    on 27 August 2015

    Wow….. Awesome…. U must read this. I love it Sooo much. After reading u can enjoy the movie.😛

    5 out of 5
  15. lulillyno
    on 7 August 2015

    This book is great. There is great adventure. My favourite character is holly hills and her dramatic sister heather. I love the part, Heather Hills party her sweet sixteen turned into a deadly disaster. She did want everyone to remember her party so she got what she wanted in the end. I loved the part where they were playing tennis in the country club and greg thought he had the ball and he fell over the net. and at the end when they were in the pool so yes i do think this book is and do recommend it to other people and i do hope they enjoy it like i do.

    i rate this ….........................5stars

  16. readers18
    on 2 March 2015

    I like it so far

    4 out of 5
  17. mrunu
    on 2 March 2015

    Loved the book

  18. stingrays
    on 21 August 2014

    it was a great book. I liked it very much.

    5 out of 5
  19. Strawberry33
    on 4 July 2014

    I love this book, its full of funny events and when I first started to read it, I got addicted to it and all the other series, I REALLY recommend it!

    5 out of 5
  20. carly12346
    on 30 April 2014

    i think this book is so cool i find it realy funny

    5 out of 5
  21. BookDork
    on 22 April 2014

    A great, funny and lively book. I give this book 4 stars!

    4 out of 5
  22. blueeiro3421
    on 22 March 2014

    I havent read it fully but i have read other books from Jeff Kinny are a 5 star from me

  23. crazykitty
    on 9 March 2014

    Love it very funny

  24. Book-Lover1234
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is jam packed with adventure and laughter! A perfect summer holiday read!

  25. skulduggerypleasantrules
    on 8 March 2014

    I do love a bit of diary of a wimpy kid once in a while. Y’know ‘wimpy’ in my opinion really suits Greg heffely ( no offence if there is someone out there actually called Greg heffely :-) )

  26. bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    In the end grandma gets the dog .

  27. AngelofDeath
    on 7 March 2014

    This book is also funny, especially the moments with Greg’s new dog sweetie.

  28. loverofbooks4ever
    on 7 March 2014

    so funny. It really gets you attached to greg and sweetie his amazing dog.

  29. ElsieJW
    on 6 March 2014

    This book i liked reading

  30. Catherine0703
    on 5 March 2014

    Greg thinks the perfect summer is to stay indoors all summer and play video games but he Mom has a whole different thought.

    5 out of 5
  31. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    It was a EPIC book I loved it so much

    5 out of 5
  32. lilliepad1502
    on 5 March 2014

    IT WAS FANTASTIC! I liked the part when Greg found a key ring (in Rodrick’s room), peered through the key ring and saw a lady with Rodrick.

  33. Venera2
    on 4 March 2014

    I tried to read it as slowly as possible, to make it last longer, but couldn’t! It was too good!

    5 out of 5
  34. Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

    This is another book about Greg heffley

  35. Jade44
    on 3 January 2014

    really good book

  36. mckey123
    on 11 December 2013

    loved it very good

  37. danielle8642
    on 23 November 2013

    Loved this book as much as i loved all the other ones!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to get the new one fot christmas (i hope so) I would defently rate this 5 STARS*!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  38. hoodedassasin
    on 11 July 2013

    this is a cool and a easy book to read.

    5 out of 5
  39. agentfb
    on 11 June 2013

    reaallyy funny

  40. ponyclubgirl
    on 22 April 2013

    So good A must for all bright young readers Makes u giggle and laugh

  41. Twilight911
    on 26 March 2013

    I liked this book

    4 out of 5
  42. lov80
    on 14 March 2013


  43. lillycutety874
    on 8 March 2013

    I really like this book and its so funny I adore his life but boo his brother

  44. KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  45. supercoolcharm
    on 7 March 2013

    It is very good you must put this on you “must buy” list!

    5 out of 5
  46. peadar456
    on 6 March 2013

    very good

    5 out of 5
  47. peacebarker123
    on 6 March 2013

    I absolutely love this book! I have read it over 3 times! I have read most of the Diary Of A Winpy Kid books and this was one of my favourites. It is so funny I got told off in class for laughing! I admire the drawing too as they are simple but really give the effct of a drawing in a child’s diary! I first read this book at the library but enjoyed it so much I pleaded my mum to buy it! So now, i enjoy reading this book at the library, home and at school!

    5 out of 5
  48. Helloioioi
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is great. I loved the part when his shorts fell off

  49. rockstar101
    on 6 March 2013

    one funny book

  50. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  51. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 5 March 2013

    Fantastically funny! This is the fourth book in the diary of a wimpy kid. Greg has problems with honesty and good intentions and Greg has a crush on a seniour girl called Heather Hills(later known as Holly Hills big sister)who is a lifeguard. Greg follows her around all summer hoping that she will notice him but she wont.He also has the worlds most annoying brother, Roderick who can`t seem to stop bothering him like putting a dirty sock in his mouth while sleeping, showing embarrassing pics,tricking him etc. please read :P

    5 out of 5
  52. Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    I really enjoy the Diary of a wimpy kid books because they are so quick and easy and endlessly amusing

    4 out of 5
  53. Bloom2diaspro
    on 4 March 2013

    It is such a funny book, it made me laugh so much!!! I loved it!!! 5 on 5

    5 out of 5
  54. A4WideRuledRefillPad
    on 4 March 2013

    These books are so funny. They include lots of drawings- which is nice. They are a good light read. I would recommend for a young reader. I love the main character- over all the books you really fall in love with him.

  55. Nashdasher
    on 4 March 2013

    I like wimpy kid but this is not my favourite it is a little boring and almost plain

    3 out of 5
  56. sunnyrainbow123
    on 4 March 2013


    AGE:7+ RATING: 100/100

  57. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013


  58. Magicme11
    on 4 March 2013

    HAHAHA!Thats just hilarious.Made me lol all the time!

    5 out of 5
  59. Books4life4ever
    on 4 March 2013

    this was also a really fun book to read.

  60. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is so funny and guaranteed to make you laugh all the way through the book. 5/5!

  61. lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    It is the summer holidays and greg is not ready since his mum has planned some activities.

  62. Victoriajusticevevo
    on 20 February 2013

    I love this book I read it when I came home London on the train with Brownies💟💟😊

    5 out of 5
  63. matty2004
    on 17 November 2012

    international, bestseller 20 million copies sold ! and its one of my favourite books too !

    4 out of 5
  64. flame63
    on 3 November 2012

    I think it’s a bril book

  65. eillim
    on 8 October 2012

    I think that this is a great book and that it is a brilliant book for young readers, I would say from the age between 8-13 I am 11 and i really enjoyed it!

    4 out of 5
  66. thestickthing
    on 29 June 2012

    The whole series of these books are good

  67. Emmatiger417
    on 29 May 2012

    This was a bit boring

  68. frillie123321
    on 3 May 2012

    hi this book ive always wanted to read this book it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. secret7
    on 21 April 2012

    I really enjoyed this book.

    4 out of 5
  70. AmyXx
    on 6 March 2012

    Ha! Great I loved this book!

  71. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    I’d be ok with a dog like sweetie. I don’t know why greg’s not satisfied! * * * + 1/2!

  72. indigobeam
    on 3 March 2012

    In my opinion this is the best of the series! Hilarious!

  73. hamy1710
    on 3 March 2012

    very good

  74. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    super book

  75. Looloos2002
    on 29 February 2012

    THis book is fantastic !!

    5 out of 5
  76. Diaryofme
    on 22 January 2012

    First one I got and the only one I got from scholastic but still awesome!

    5 out of 5
  77. pawprint2
    on 28 December 2011

    I <3 diary of a wimpy kid!!!!

    5 out of 5
  78. GregHeffley86
    on 5 December 2011

    This was fantastic and I really like the fact that it is all set in the summer holidays and Greg is a bit happier in this book.

    5 out of 5
  79. ned2328
    on 27 October 2011

    Smashing book a must read.

    5 out of 5
  80. rachellen1
    on 6 June 2011

    loved it

    5 out of 5
  81. snoozy24
    on 6 June 2011

    dairy of the wimpy nkid is about a boy and his best freind i like this because it is very funnyand there are funny people that is why i like it

  82. apple1999
    on 29 May 2011

    best book

    5 out of 5
  83. ruby3470
    on 17 May 2011

    i love this book so much

  84. bobsie52
    on 17 May 2011

    this about when gregs family in the summer holidays get a dog a new member of the family

    5 out of 5
  85. tinktink999
    on 15 May 2011

    Funny. Any gender will enjoy this also Dork Diaries.

  86. tiny10
    on 14 May 2011

    totally awsome

    5 out of 5
  87. Fifi44
    on 9 May 2011


    4 out of 5
  88. coolkid31
    on 6 April 2011

    i think this book is exellent and i would recemend it to any one. it only took me a hour to read it . it is the best and i hope that there will be more diary of a wimpy kid books coming out!!!!

  89. Aimankhan1
    on 2 April 2011

    Its one of the best books i’ve read all YEAR ITS FANTASTIC !!

    5 out of 5
    on 24 March 2011


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    on 24 March 2011


  92. princessselena
    on 20 March 2011

    It was so lovely Diary book i liked it a little bit the okay was 3 and i didnt like it and it was for me the diary and I put it in th rubbish.

  93. lanni3232
    on 13 March 2011

    i loved this book i have read it and its a brillant book

  94. gizmogirl1999
    on 3 March 2011

    You will love this book! I have read the whole series, awaiting each release patiently, and are great for even reluctant readers. You can’t help burt laughing out loud at this book!

    5 out of 5
  95. dalek6
    on 3 March 2011

    In the fourth installment of the Awesome Wimpy kid series Greg has probabley the worst summer yet! Join Greg and his friends(and enemies)in this Brilliant book wether he’s starting his own lawn service or trying to win over Heather hills in the swimming pool, Greg is always doing something funny so READ THIS AWESOME BOOK!

  96. cutekittens
    on 3 March 2011

    very funny book! read some wimpy kid books and they are all funny and cool

  97. Funkyboy9
    on 3 March 2011

    Look out, Gregs on holiday and as usual is up to his funny antics. Laugh out loud funny!

    4 out of 5
  98. Lolo95
    on 3 March 2011

    UUUUBBBBEEERRR COOOL!! Book excelleant I so love the Wimpy Kid books laughed until I hurt.

    5 out of 5
  99. wimpy01
    on 2 March 2011

    The funiest books I’ve ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats all I can say.Clear theshelves of Dairy Of A Wimpy Kid books because I bet you will laugh your socks and your pants off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5