Virtual Visit Webinar: Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of Wimpy Kid: Big Shot

Book a 45-minute school Zoom with author Jeff Kinney on Friday 19 November at 10.30 AM. Register with your email address to get sent the link.

About the book:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot, is the 16th book in the global bestselling series by Jeff Kinney. In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he’s officially retired. But after his mum urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?

What to expect during the 45-minute Virtual Visit:

  • A reading from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
  • Laughter guaranteed with an interactive and fun activity 
  • Send in your pupils' questions to [email protected] with 'Jeff Kinney' in the subject line the Wednesday before the show

Get prepared:

  • Download the activity pack and free extract of the book before the visit.
  • Send in pupils' questions  
  • Install Zoom on your computer
  • Have pens and paper ready for the event
  • Look out for emails from Puffin Schools (check your promotions and junk boxes) in the lead up to the event
  • Get a copy of the book from your local independent bookshop via 
  • Share photos of your class watching by tweeting @PuffinBooks #VirtualVisits 

Sign up to register your class or school to join Jeff Kinney’s virtual visit on 19th November and to get emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link for the virtual visit, information to help you plan for the event and event reminders.

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