Artsy-Fartsy

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Bailiwick Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Dear Aldo
3
Goosy
6
Mr Mot
10
THIS IS ME
14
My Family
16
OUTSIDE
19
ROCK HOUND
24
BAD NEWS
27
AMERICAS PASTIME
84
ALIEN INVADER
92
MR MOT TO THE RESCUE
93
THE RETURN OF THE SUPERJOCKAKA TIMOTHY
98
TIMOTHY ASSISTS
103
BIRD BY BIRD
106
ROCK SHOW
112
SWITCH HITTER
115

THE FORT
30
SO I PLAYED BASEBALL
36
BAD NEWS THE SEQUEL
41
THE STAKEOUT
46
COUCH MONEY
50
GIRLS GIRLS EVERYWHERE
55
BOOGER POTION
61
LOOSY GOOSY
64
SQUIRREL GIRL
72
GOODIES FOR GRANDMA
76
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
122
TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE
128
LUNCHBOX CLUB
136
ARTSYFARTSY
139
MY NEIGHBORHOOD
144
A GALLERY
146
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
156
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
159
Back Cover
161
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About the author (2010)

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.