The Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck Tour

Free ice cream treats at Waldo Branch mark newest installment in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Friday, August 14, 2009
1:00pm @ Waldo Branch

The Kansas City Public Library will be one of the scheduled stops on the The Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck Tour, Friday, August 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waldo Branch, 201 East 75th Street. The tour is to promote Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, the fourth book in the New York Times best-selling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney.

Kinney, a thirty-something Maryland native had created a comic strip during college and hoped to continue his dream of being a cartoonist after he graduated. With the failure to have his comic strip syndicated he then crafted the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 1998. Six years later he was publishing installments of his new idea on Funbrain.com. The online version became a success with more than 80 million hits to date.

Then, in 2006, Kinney signed a multi-book deal with Harry N. Abrams to turn his online creation into a print series. The series includes; Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. The latest addition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, will be available on October 12, 2009.

Abrams Publishing will be providing FREE ice cream treats and handing out bookmarks during the event. Copies of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be available for checkout.