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Book 1 (Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels)

By Karla Oceanak, Kendra Spanjer (Illustrator)

Bailiwick Press, 9781934649046, 153pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/4/2016)

List Price: 12.95*
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“This is a book that definitely speaks 'kid speak.' The first installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series, this is perfect for reluctant readers. It's fun for kids and will be appreciated by parents and teachers for the amusing 'back door' approach to enriching vocabulary. Look out Wimpy Kid!”
— Stacy Morris, Katy Budget Books, Houston, TX
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Wimpy Kid and Dork Diary fans, meet Aldo Zelnick

Aldo Zelnick is not an athlete like his older brother or a rock collector like his best friend; he's just a regular kid who likes to draw.

On the first day of summer vacation after fourth grade, Aldo's grandma, Goosy, gives him a sketchbook in which to record all of his ideas and adventures, and Aldo quickly discovers how much fun cartooning is. From petitioning for a neighborhood pool slide to his passion for slushies, Aldo illustrates his summer vacation, wacky friends, and loving family in this charming comic novel that blends text with illustrations on every page.

Engaging and entertaining, the story and drawings in this book will captivate both enthusiastic and reluctant young readers.

This first installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series includes a glossary of words to help kids broaden their vocabulary.

About the Author

Karla Oceanak has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has ghostwritten numerous self-help books and is a public speaker for childhood literacy. Kendra Spanjer is an illustrator and studio artist. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.