This post was written in partnership with Abrams Books and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. All opinions are 100% my own.


My kids are avid readers. I am lucky in that, I know… They are both always eager to get book orders at school, and we have regular trips to the library. I even let them read after bedtime because I think it’s so important to a child’s mind.

My son in particular has been reading since the age of 4. Once he started, he just didn’t stop! He has read several of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, so when we saw that Greg Heffley’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson, also has his own book – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal – we got super excited. While Greg sometimes sees Rowley as a bit in-the-way and weird, we always saw him as sweet and well-meaning, and loved his attitude of not really caring about what others said about him. Personally, I always saw Rowley as good-hearted, even though his intentions don’t always end up the way he wants them to.  

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!

My son Dylan has a wonderfully awesome streak in him. He is a sweet soul, extremely friendly, and a great kid to be mom to.

Five Reasons My Son Is Awesome

  1. He’s good to his sister. Dylan always makes sure his twin sister is getting what she wants and shares. In fact, if he has money saved for a treat, he splits it evenly with his sister without hesitation.
  2. He’s good to his friends. Like Rowley, Dylan offers to help his friends whenever they need it. It could be offering up his scooter while we are at the park or helping out at school.
  3. Dylan loves what he loves with no shame, whether it’s designing and sewing his own cosplay costumes, or listening to Taylor Swift. Dylan is so similar to Rowley in this respect, it’s almost like they are the same person.
  4. He offers to help around the house. Rowley LOVES his parents and loves helping, and so does Dylan. Most often, it’s emptying the dishwasher or taking care of the pets. Dylan does it without complaints.
  5. Dylan always means well. This is probably the most awesome bit about him: He always thinks of how his actions affect others. And even if he doesn’t get the result he expects, he always has the best of intentions.

Want the book for yourself? It’s truly a must-have for Kinney/Wimpy Kid fans. You can find it on Amazon or wherever books are sold. PLUS be on the lookout for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14 out later this year!