All of my older children have been fans of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series and there is always great excitement when a new book is released. The realistic, comedy fiction books that are aimed at older children and teens have been capturing the imagination of children since 2007 and have gone from strength to strength.
We have all loved watching the trials and tribulations of Greg Heffley and his family and friends as he struggles with life in and outside school.
His chaotic life with his lovable family and quirky friends draws you in and really allows you to bond with the characters.
There is always great excitement with each new book release so you can imagine the excitement when we were sent a copy of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid The Getaway to preview before its release.
This time we see Greg and his family setting off to warmer climbs to avoid the stress and strain of the Christmas holidays.
As you have probably guessed the visions of a relaxing few days soaking up the sun turns into a disater even before they arrive at the airport.
Flight delays, stomach problems, sunstroke and venomous spiders are just a few of the problems the family encounter on their suposide relaxing getaway.
I will now leave you to find out if the whole of Christmas is ruined of if they manage to grab some kind of good from the usual disastrous situation.
This book has not failed to live up to the other editions and would make a for a great present under the tree this year.