Scots writer Thomas Clark has transformed Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid into a Wimpy Wean. In Thomas’s translation, twelve year old hero Greg Heffley tells us all about his life in gallus modern easy to read Scots.
A great book in any language, Diary o a Wimpy Wean is packed with laughter, gags, disasters, daydreams and plenty to keep young readers hooked until the very end.
Bein a wean can be pure bowfin. And naebody kens that better than Greg Heffley, wha finds himsel huckled intae the big schuil, whaur peely-wally nyaffs share the corridors wi bairns that are mair muckle, mair mental, and awready shavin. In Diary o a Wimpy Wean, author and illustrator Jeff Kinney introduces us tae an unlikely hero. As Greg says in his diary:
“Sae if ye’re waitin on me giein it aw ‘Dear Diary’, ye can awa and rin.”
Jist as weel for us that whit Greg Heffley says he willnae dae and whit he actually does are twa awfy different things.