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Dear Jeff Kinney

Dear Jeff Kinney,

I apologize for using Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1-4 to prop up the head of my child’s crib. It’s just that all your books have the exact same number of pages (217) and I wanted both sides to be even. I promise that as soon as our son is a couple weeks old, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1-4 will go back to their prized place on my book shelf.

Kind Regards,

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P.S. They are working very well for the crib-propping.


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Congratulations on the birth of your new son! With the Wimpy Kid books coming out in ebook format, those things propping up your crib are at risk of becoming obsolete. Jeff Kinney should thank you for pointing out new uses for them.

  2. You forgot the baby in that picture! We won’t believe you without a cute baby picture. It is the first rule of blogging with a baby. Any mention of the baby requires an adorable picture for me to ooh and aah over.

  3. This totally made me smile. But I’m with Rachel. We demand six cute baby photos to make up for lack of baby in this post.

  4. Congrats on your new baby. We are reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books now. My son is in 2nd grade and loves them! They really make us laugh! I’m glad they have other uses as well! :)

  5. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says:

    Congrats on your new little guy!