Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Wimpy Kid Kontest.....
To kick off the new updated, expanded and revised Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book by Jeff Kinney, which goes on sale May 10, Abrams's Amulet Books is sponsoring a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Comics Contest.
Readers up to 16 years old may enter by mailing in an original cartoon. One lucky winner will receive $500; a signed library of Wimpy Kid books; and $1,000 for the school or public library of his or her choice. Kinney will announce the winner at ALA in New Orlean on June 25.
This new edition includes the only published full-color comics by Kinney, including the collected cartoons of Greg Heffley and Rowley, as well as Rowley's own journal. With more than 47 million books in print in the U.S. since the publication of the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book in April 2007, the books have also been sold in more than 30 countries. The 2010 movie adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid grossed more than $60 million; the second movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, hits theaters on March 25.