Artsy-Fartsy: Book 1

Artsy-Fartsy: Book 1

by Karla Oceanak, Kendra Spanjer
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Artsy-Fartsy: Book 1 by Karla Oceanak, Kendra Spanjer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934649107
Publisher: Bailiwick Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 153
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

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Artsy-Fartsy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this book it has a boy wearing under wear on his head
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Totally blows wimpy kid books out of the water!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss yur hand three times then post this on three other books then look under your pillow
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
The fiction book Artsy Fartsy is a fun, and kid friendly book for all ages. The silly characters in the book make it very enjoyable for all. My favorite part was when Aldo started to enjoy baseball! This adventurous book will take your imagination to many places! I think that ages 4-40 would enjoy this book. Artsy Fartsy will make you laugh out loud! It is humorous, and older people would enjoy the humor. It is humorous, and believe me, all of us can relate to it! Review by Sofia H, age 11, Denver Mensa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
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Jenn1972 More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my 7 year old son on a whim. I loved the cover of the book and it's written in the style that he enjoys, similar to the Diary Kid books. The moment he started reading it, he couldn't put it down!! I could hear him in his room laughing as he read this book! I loved reading as a child and I really wanted to instill the love of reading in my kids and with books like these, you can't go wrong. They are engaging and funny, and have a great story line. I love the glossary at the end of the book that has definitions for a lot of the "big" words in the books. He loved this book so much, we immediately went out and got Bogus, the next book in the series. he loved that book just as much and we can't wait for Cahoots to come out!! I just really love that these books are kid friendly, with no questionable content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom gave me this book for Christmas. This book is about a kid named Aldo. His grandmother gives him a red letter sketchbook and tells him to draw stuff in it because she thinks he is good at drawing, but he isn't sure about that. He and his friend Jack spend time in a fort under a tree and he leaves his book there. Later they find pictures drawn in the sketchbook. They think a girl drew girly pictures of flowers and other things in it and were mad that someone invaded their fort and messed with his stuff, then they try to figure out who left the drawings in the book. Aldo's parents force him to be on a baseball team even though he hates sports and he gets a clue and then thinks that one of the girls on his team might be the girl that drew in the book. One reason I liked this book was because Aldo's favorite things to do are read comic books, watch tv and play video games with his friend and he hates sports and I thought that was funny. I think many other kids would like this book because it is fun to read, it is interesting and because there is a small mystery to solve. I also really liked Bogus and now I'm waiting to read Cahoots.