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Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels

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Artsy-Fartsy 
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
When Aldo Zelnick's painter grandmother gives him a sketchbook to use during summer vacation, he starts to fill it in with pictures and text, even though he thinks that being artsy is uncool at first, in a book featuring vocabulary starting with A. 153 pages.
"Artsy-Fartsy" book cover
Bogus
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
When Aldo Zelnick finds what looks like a diamond ring, he assumes it must be bogus, but after carelessly losing the ring he finds out that it was real and had a big reward for finding it, in a book featuring vocabulary starting with B. 153 pages.
"Bogus" book cover
Cahoots
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
When they spend a week at their aunt and uncle's farm without any electronic entertainment, Aldo and his brother try to find other ways to occupy themselves while dealing with their twin cousins, in a book featuring vocabulary starting with C. 151 pages.
 
"Cahoots" book cover
Dumbstruck
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
Aldo, a 10-year-old, begins the fifth grade with his sketchbook, in a book featuring vocabulary starting with D. 153 pages.
 
"Dumbstruck" book cover
Egghead
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
Gloating over his exemplary first-quarter grades and test scores, 10-year-old Aldo Zelnick decides to dress as Albert Einstein for Halloween. His bubble bursts when he realizes he's not excelling in one class, Español, and that the consequences may be more hurtful than a bad grade on a report card. Is Aldo's friendship with his bilingual best friend, Jack, at stake? Includes a gallery of words beginning with the letter E. 151 pages.
 
"Egghead" book cover
Finicky
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
When his school cafeteria eliminates sausage pizza and chocolate milk and incorporates healthier choices into its menu, Aldo Zelnick decides to fight back, recording it all in his illustrated journal. 151 pages.
"Finicky" book cover
Glitch
By Karla Oceanak
JUV J OCEANAK
Aldo Zelnick lays plans to receive more Christmas gifts than ever before and is very surprised on Christmas Day by his plan's outcome, recording it all in his illustrated journal. 151 pages.
"Glitch" book cover