Ignoramus (Hardcover)

Book 9 (Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels)

By Karla Oceanak, Kendra Spanjer (Illustrator)

Bailiwick Press, 9781934649411, 151pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/9/2016)

List Price: 12.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


If there's a more inopportune date for an elementary school boy to have a birthday than February 14th, Aldo Zelnick wants to know what it is. With his 11th birthday--and Valentine's Day--fast approaching, Aldo plans a guys-only party with absolutely no pink, lace, or hearts, thank you very much. But what will happen if the girls, who all seem to have a crush on Aldo's friend, Danny, crash the party? In this story, told in part by Aldo's friend-who-happens-to-be-a-girl, Bee, Aldo learns early that love means always having to say you're sorry. The humorous plot and lively drawings in this laugh-out-loud book will captivate enthusiastic and reluctant readers alike.

This ninth installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series also includes a glossary of fun and challenging "I words," such as inkling, irk, and impervious.

About the Author

Karla Oceanak is the author of "All Me, All the Time"; "Artsy-Fartsy"; "Bogus"; "Cahoots"; and "Dumbstruck." A public speaker for childhood literacy, she has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. Kendra Spanjer is an illustrator whose works include "All Me, All the Time";" Artsy-Fartsy";" Bogus"; "Cahoots"; and "Dumbstruck." They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.