Sunday, November 30, 2014
Appetizer: Inspired by a Family Frolic magazine article, Greg's mom has required the entire family go on a road trip together. The adventure that ensues will prove harrowing for poor Greg and will feature a piglet, hungry seagulls, a trip to a vet, underpants bandits, lost keys, and a lack of space in the back of the van.
I laughed out loud a few times while reading The Long Haul, which is a step up from several of the previous Wimpy Kid books. I really liked the description of Choose Your Own Adventure books and Greg feeling like he was faced with a similar choice. (Although, this element did make me feel like the end of the book lacked a conclusion. I kept turning the last page back and forth to see what I was missing.)
I also liked the family trip to the vet's office (see the last two pictures below).
This book left me feeling pleased that I don't have any road trips scheduled for awhile....
Tasty Rating: !!!