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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Zoo-Wee Mama comic strip competition


Could your pupils design a Zoo-Wee Mama comic strip?

As part of Read North East, the National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House have launched an exciting new competition, inspired by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney.

To celebrate the latest title in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, the competition gives one lucky winner and their classmates the chance to meet Jeff Kinney at an event in Newcastle on 16 November, and win a box of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for their school! Five runners up will also receive a box of books.

The competition is open to children in Years 3 to 6 (aged 7 to 11) attending school in the North East.

To enter pupils should:

  • Design their own three-panel Zoo-Wee-Mama comic strip inspired by those that appear in Jeff’s books using the template below
  • The comic strip should be about something funny that happens when returning to school after the summer holidays
  • It should include speech bubbles to show when a character is talking and characters and scenes drawn in a cartoon style
  • The story should end the strip with the main character shouting “Zoo-Wee Mama!” as in the books
Download the competition template Download the competition poster Download the notes for teachers Download the competition terms and conditions

Teachers should submit entries on behalf of their pupils and post them to:

Read North East
National Literacy Trust
68 South Lambeth Road
London SW8 1RL

Or by email to

This competition is now closed.

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