Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney signing books for his fans like Jake Vella, 10, of Lowood at the Ipswich Library.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney signing books for his fans like Jake Vella, 10, of Lowood at the Ipswich Library. David Nielsen

Not so wimpy kids chat to author

YOUNG Ipswich bookworms were starstruck when best-selling American author Jeff Kinney visited the Ipswich Library on Thursday.

Children flocked to the library after school, with their copies of Kinney's Diary of Wimpy Kid in hand.

The original illustrated novel was released in 2007 and explores the struggles of a wise-cracking sixth grade student.

The film adaptation of the same name proved popular in Australian cinemas, and the novel has been followed by a further five books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Mayor Paul Pisasale welcomed the hit author, and Kinney talked about his career and the writing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Children then got to ask questions of the larger than life author, and were able to have their copies signed by the man himself.

Kinney visit Ipswich as part of his current Australian tour.



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