Transcript for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Author Releases 10th Book
So the "Diary of a wimpy kid" series is a phenomenon. The tenth in the series is about to be released. We have fans here. They can't wait to hear about diary of a wimpy kid, old school. Great to meet you, Jeff Kinney. Thank you. What do you think it is about your stories and drawings that resonate? There is something about Greg. He's not a hero. He's somebody you can relate to. Very imperfect. Full of flaws, just like me. I think kids can relate. Is Greg sort of your child self? I think he is. The sum of my worst parts. He's very lovable. He makes a lot of mistakes. Doesn't make great choices. We adore him. Why, is it so hard for Greg to make friends? You know, I think he doesn't really deserve to have friends. He makes bad choices. Every book has Greg with a frown on his face. He's a victim of his own choices. In this new book, old school, can you imagine having to go with to electronics, no video games, no iPhones. Oh, look at you. Panic. That's what the story is about. Tell us about it. Well, that's what happens. Greg's town decided to Bo electronics-free. For a modern kid like Greg, it is ziflt. And trouble ensus. What made you decide to write that story? I wanted to go back to basics. It's the tenth book in the series. I thaulought it would be good to return to the beginning. I made it black. Cartoons use black as the primary color. I wanted to start over again. Some kids have questions. One of the questions you asked, will there be more? This is number ten, do you have another ten in you? Another ten, wow. I hope I live that long. I'm planning to write as many as I can. Greg never gets older. When did you first draw Greg? I think about 1992. As a sample. I had another character, igdoof who drew himself looking like Greg. Sam, you have a question, don't you? Yeah. Stand up. Greg seems like a nice guy. Why is it difficult for him to make friends? When I was a kid, I had one best friend. So I was really trying to use that, that model. When you have only one friend, it's really risky. If you lose that best friend or make him mad, he's gone and you're on your own. I think that's who Greg is. Cool. You were kind enough to draw us a character. You drew Greg. They'll pull out props. Show us how you work the magic. Pull out a prop. Grab anything. How about -- a crown. So do me a favor and add -- We have a crown and headphones. We'll do both. You're putting my drawing skills to the test. This might be embarrassing. They're redhead foens. We're going to get this done. We'll show you the result when we come back, no pressure. Xeshl break, you got time. Guys, did you have a good time? You excited oobt it? "The diary of a wimpy kid, old school" goes on sale November 3rd. Look for it in stores and online. Keep 'em coming. We just love 'em. Amy? Well, actor vin diesel is not
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