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We are now on day 8 of the big 12 Days of Gifts event, meaning Apple has removed Rayman Jungle Run and has posted a new free item for download. Today’s gift is the iBook: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

For those unfamiliar with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it started out as a web comic in the early 2000’s and has since branched out into a wildly popular franchise with books, movies and more. This is book #1 in the series…

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From the iTunes description:

“Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year’s worth of drama. Greg’s mother forces him to keep a diary and in it he loosely recounts each day’s events, interspersed with his comic illustrations. Kinney has a gift for believable preteen dialogue and narration, and the illustrations serve as a hilarious counterpoint to Greg’s often deadpan voice. The hero’s utter obliviousness to his friends and family becomes a running joke. For instance, on Halloween, Greg and his best friend, Rowley, take refuge from some high school boys at Greg’s grandmother’s house; they taunt the bullies, who then T.P. her house. Greg’s journal entry reads, “I do feel a little bad, because it looked like it was gonna take a long time to clean up. But on the bright side, Gramma is retired, so she probably didn’t have anything planned for today anyway.” Kinney ably skewers familiar aspects of junior high life, from dealing with the mysteries of what makes someone popular to the trauma of a “wrestling unit” in gym class.”

Keep in mind that the book is intended for kids aged 8-13, so it won’t be for everyone. But if you fall in that category or have a child that does, it’s worth checking out. The book is highly regarded and is normally $10.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be available for the next 24 hours in the US and Canada, but those in other regions may be seeing a different gift. At any rate, you’ll want to grab 12 Days of Gifts from the App Store for free.

  • Loic Verrall

    The UK got “Pictures of Lily” – Paige Toon (book)

  • Noaaahh

    Much rather have this book than the one that’s currently available in Australia!
    “Your Best Body” – Michelle Bridges… *sigh*

    • Bryce Dunn

      Got the same book no where near as good as Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • Ricky

    My country doesnt even have that book…

  • Clement Yeo

    got Cytus – from Malaysia

  • on3simpleclick

    Hell yes, just what I wanted for Christmas!.. lol

  • JomanJi

    NOooooo, there’s a booring looking swedish book in sweden ;(

  • nfswman

    got SoundHound in India

  • Salim TECE△

    in Turkey “SoundHound” !!

    • Ricky

      Soundhound is free from 1 january

      • Salim TECE△

        Also in Turkey, it was normally. But free to give as a gift! A nonsense!

  • Sinein

    I got the sound hound on Israel.
    Btw I red that book when I was at third grade.

  • iOops

    Got a cookbook in Canada (not all bad though)

  • InfinitePlusOne

    This apple lying to us. There’s not giving us any free gifts. All theses gift are already free before :/

    • Kevin L. Montgomery

      I knew this whole thing was a fraud…

    • Kamran Mackey

      Not true.

  • SkyFall

    Greece got “Vampire Diaries 1: The Awakening” iBook

    • John Sklikas

      Yeah :/ I would rather have the diary of a wimpy kid, than Vampire Diaries, I just hate this series (ΑΠΛΑ ΑΙΣΧΡΟ) 😛

  • Guest

    “Your Best Body” – Michelle Bridges in Australia

  • Bryce Dunn

    This is Day 9 in Australia doubt it would be the same in the US

    Live From Sydney Opera House – Birdy

  • Jonathon Eng

    Japan got the first volume of shingeki no kyojin (進撃の巨人) or as known in the US as Attack on Titan

    • Cameron Nelms

      ARE YOU SERIOUS? WOW. I wanted to read that manga so bad.

  • John Kerby

    In Canada we get Chatelaine’s Superfood Cookbook

  • Sam Khan

    Canada got Superfood cook book. And sound hound is also free in the app store.