A Letter to Chinese Readers
Hello to all my fans in China!
I’ve had a fascination with China ever since I was a boy, and it’s a real privilege to be writing to you now. I never could have imagined that I would become an author, and that my work would reach a place as far from my home as your own country.
When I was a kid, my friends and I tried to dig a hole in the ground, because we hoped we could reach China on the other side of the earth. We gave up after a few minutes (digging is hard!), but with these books, I’m getting to reach your country... just in a different way than I had imagined.
Thank you so much for making Diary of a Wimpy Kid a success in your country. I hope you find the stories funny and that they inspire you to become writers and cartoonists. I feel very fortunate to have achieved my dream to become a cartoonist, and I hope you achieve your dream, too... whatever it might be.
I hope you enjoy the Wimpy Kid books. Thank you again for embracing my books!