Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days

Author: Jeff Kinney

Summary

Summer vacation, school's out, the weather's great any normal child would want to be outside enjoying their “three-month guilt trip” as Greg Hefley calls it, but he despises the outdoors. He only wants to spend those 90 precious days inside and in front of the television with the blinds drawn and the lights turned off , enjoyment for Greg Heffley happens to be video games, Greg reflects on how the first part of his summer, when he actually did venture outside, was not exactly stellar but yet his father thinks otherwise, summer is meant for family bonding. Desperate to prevent his dad from ruining summer vacation, Greg pretends he has a job at a ritzy country club. But Greg's plan backfires, leaving him in the middle of embarrassing mishaps and a camping trip gone wrong.

Theme Of The Story

The theme of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days is courage, friendship, and family.

"Me and Dad may not agree upon everything but at least we agree on the important things"

Literary Elemants

External Conflict

Greg's dad has other plans for Greg besides playing video games all summer, He's decided that some father-son bonding time is in order. Desperate to prevent his dad from ruining summer vacation, Greg pretends he has a job at a ritzy country club. But Greg's plan backfires, leaving him in the middle of embarrassing mishaps and a camping trip gone wrong.

Situational Irony

Greg's Dad wanted nothing more but father-son bonding but Greg thought differently wanting to spend his time at ritzy country club but Greg and his dad bond over the appallingly saccharine Li’l cutie comic, which they both despise.

Static Character

In The Last Straw his father told him: "If you don't listen to me you're going to the military school." Greg does a lot of wrong stuff, such as terrorizing kids he was supposed to get home, picking on kids such as Chirag Gupta and Peter Uteger in Rodrick Rules, negatively affecting his best friend on purpose in The Ugly Truth and in Dog Days lying in confession. Greg Heffley just don't know good from bad.