The humdrum life of Aldo Zelnick turns not so humdrum when Aldo agrees to downhill ski in Steamboat.— From 5 books for children and young adults to check out for the New Year
Virgie's Holiday Staff Pick, December 2015:
For independent readers ages 8 to 13.
I’m certain that many young skiers will identify with this story about ten year-old Aldo Zelnick, who is preparing for a ski trip to STEAMBOAT SPRINGS! Aldo is a bit nervous about all the equipment, as well as how he will do on the slopes! This is a great story to read before, during or after a ski trip, and it’s extra-special because it takes place in Steamboat Springs.— From December 2015 Holiday Staff Picks for Young Readers
Just how humdrum is 10-year-old Aldo Zelnick's life right now? So humdrum that he sets out to measure which January day will be the most boring. So humdrum that Jack and Bee succeed in getting him to try some weird hobbies. So humdrum that his recurring Hawaiian dream has become way more enticing than real life. So humdrum that even unathletic Aldo agrees to downhill ski with his superjock brother, Timothy--and finds that hotdogging it on the slopes can be hazardous to your health. The humorous plot and lively drawings in this book will captivate enthusiastic and reluctant readers alike. This eighth installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series also includes a glossary of fun and challenging "H words," such as harbinger, hyperbole, and hogwash.
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.