Karla Oceanak is the author of 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 Artsy-Fartsy, Bogus, Cahoots, and Dumbstruck. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Karla Oceanak is the author of 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 Artsy-Fartsy, Bogus, Cahoots, and Dumbstruck. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Egghead: Book 5by Karla Oceanak, Kendra Spanjer
Ten-year-old Aldo isn't athletic like his older brother and he's not a rock hound like his best friend, but when his grandmother gives him a sketchbook to record all his "artsy-fartsy ideas," he discovers that he's a pretty good cartoonist. In this new installment of Aldo's adventures, Aldo finds himself thinking he's Einstein. Gloating over his exemplary first-quarter grades and test scores, he even decides to dress as the iconic scientist for Halloween. His bubble is burst, though, when he realizes that 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? As always, this addition to the A-to-Z alphabet series features a vocabulary-building glossary of fun and challenging words starting with the letter E, such as erudite, eureka, epiphany, and éclair.
Meet the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
“Egghead” by Karla Oceanak is the fifth book in a series that will eventually cover the whole alphabet. Aldo Zelnick in the narrator. He is 10 years old, very bright, and doesn’t like Spanish. I dislike books that talk down to children. Children are smart and books should treat them that way. Thank goodness Ms. Oceanak agrees with me! This was such a fun book to read. It is fun to “read” Aldo’s journal as he deals with learning Spanish and getting ready for Halloween. The cool thing about this book is that the author likes to put in a lot of words that start with “E,” put an asterisk next to the word, and then put the definition in the back of the book. Along the way we learn a little bit of Spanish. Aldo is an “A” student, except in Spanish where he pulls a “D.” His best friend, Jack, is bilingual and tries to help Aldo. Aldo has a vivid imagination and it shows through all the little drawings and side comments that he makes throughout the book. I would highly recommend this book for kids ages 8 or 9 up. Aldo is a blast to hang out and it never hurts that the reader may learn a few new things along the way. **This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads. That in no way influenced my review.**