Rowley Jefferson is Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley’s best friend. Now he too has picked up his pen, and in Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, he writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg as well. But his biography of Greg is a hilarious mess and Jeff Kinney’s illustrated story offers readers a new, hugely entertaining way to look at the Wimpy world. Puffin, R230.
André the Aardvark decides to venture out at night, but keeps getting the most awful frights – creepy noises, things scratching him, eyes glaring – he wishes he was safe in his burrow. Then he discovers there’s no need to be afraid of the dark. André the Aardvark’s Adventure is illustrated and written in rhyme by Robyn Williams. Struik Children, R80.