Bogus: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel

Bogus An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Wimpy Kid and Dork Diary fans meet Aldo Zelnick Ten year old Aldo Zelnick has decided it s fun to be artistic and when his grandma Goosy gives him a second sketchbook Aldo fills it with comic drawi

  • Title: Bogus: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel
  • Author: Karla Oceanak Kendra Spanjer
  • ISBN: 9781934649060
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wimpy Kid and Dork Diary fans, meet Aldo Zelnick Ten year old Aldo Zelnick has decided it s fun to be artistic, and when his grandma Goosy gives him a second sketchbook, Aldo fills it with comic drawings, fun words, and accounts of his extraordinary adventures in everyday life.When Aldo and his best friends, Jack and Bee, find a diamond ring, they can t decide if it sWimpy Kid and Dork Diary fans, meet Aldo Zelnick Ten year old Aldo Zelnick has decided it s fun to be artistic, and when his grandma Goosy gives him a second sketchbook, Aldo fills it with comic drawings, fun words, and accounts of his extraordinary adventures in everyday life.When Aldo and his best friends, Jack and Bee, find a diamond ring, they can t decide if it s real or fake but real or not, they can t seem to hold on to it As the trio hunts for the misplaced ring, they also learn about other countries and cultures.This second installment in an A to Z alphabet series includes a glossary of words to help kids broaden their vocabulary.

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  • Karla Oceanak Kendra Spanjer

    Karla Oceanak is the author of the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series, which has been honored with a Colorado Book Award, a Mountains Plains Independent Booksellers Regional Book Award, an IndieNext selection, and other accolades She has worked as a writer and editor for than twenty years and has authored than 100 books, some of which have been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew Karla and her husband, Scott, live in Colorado with their three teenage boys in a house strewn with ping pong balls, cell phone chargers, video games, books, and dirty socks.

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  • This funny, fiction book starts when a boy named Aldo Zelnick and his best friend, Jack, find a mysterious ring. Aldo thinks it is a bogus ring, but when they accidentally lose the ring, they find an article in the newspaper about a lost diamond ring fitting the description of the ring they found. They discover that the ring was a real diamond ring and there’s a big cash reward for its return! There is a race to find the ring…before Tommy Geller, the neighborhood bully, does. Will they find [...]


  • The kids loved this one as much as the first and asked if there was another one, so we'll be moving on to "C." I like the glossary at the end and all the great "b" vocab words, such as 'bodacious,'bludgeon,' and 'bilious.' It's so natural the way Oceanak teaches kids these new words. My kids--especially my 2nd grader loves to guess what the word means before we look it up in the back of the book. Another one of my favorite things about this series it that it takes place in Colorado--in the book [...]


  • As a teacher I know that one thing my students hate is vocabulary. This book is the perfect answer. It shows them that vocabulary doesn't have to be boring. It can actually be fun. Aldo is given a second sketch book from his Grandma Goosy. He begins to fill it with his drawings, adventures and most importantly to me his fabulous "B" vocabulary words. In this story Aldo and his best friendJack find a diamond ring in the gutter while playing kick the rock. Aldo throws it back because he thinks it [...]


  • This was ok, and I think the boy I bought it for will like it enough, but I think the "message" of the book is a little heavy-handed. Apparently the publisher is releasing books with "something to say." It's also proud to advertise this series as: "vitamin-fortified Wimpy Kids."I get that teaching vocabulary is important, and there are lots of words scattered through the text that are then explained in a glossary. I just don't think there's anything wrong with Wimpy Kids - why must every book ha [...]


  • Really enjoying this new series. I think it the perfect MG book. I enjoy Aldo and think several of my boys will connect with him. In this book Aldo and his friend, Jack, find a diamond ring. Aldo loses it by accident only to find out it's real and has a $1000 reward to the person who finds it. So begins their search for the ring. Once again there are Aldo's drawings and journal entries detailing the story. The last book had a glossary of "A" words in the back. This one has a glossary of the grea [...]


  • I enjoyed this second book in Aldo Selznik's journaling experiences. I like the illustrations and the funny parts. I especially like the definitions at the end, which are full of laughs too. I don't think it has quite the appeal of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but will still be enjoyable for that crowd. It has just a touch too much of an adult writing for kids feel. Full review at One Librarian's Book Reviews.


  • Aldo Zelnick wrote and illustrated Bogus sketch book. It's not really bogus it's actually kinda coolbut he called it Bogus because his best friend a.k.a. Jack and him found a ring which he thought was bogus, but it turned out to be real-a bona fide dimond. And there was A 1,000 DOLLAR REWARD!! Too bad he lost the ring before he knew about the reward. So then Jack,Bee and him tried to find it again before Tommy Geller did.Look for the bodacious B words and illustrated word gallery at the back [...]


  • Enjoyable, but not totally my cup of tea. I appreciate that the characters are not rude, sarcastic, or girl-crazy. I really like that the setting is Fort Collins, my hometown. I am not a fan of karma being the reason to do what is right. I liked the vocabulary words and the definitions in the back-some were quite funny. I will read more from this series as I search for quality graphic novels.


  • The story of Aldo's summer continues in this book with an exciting mystery of where the "Bogus" diamond ring disappears to. I liked this book which follows the same set up as the first in the series except focuses on the letter B. I would recommend this book to any child learning to read and expand their vocabulary.


  • Second book in the Aldo Zelnick series. They are fun, the 3rd graders loved them at school this year. My daughter is loving them and insisting I read them, too. Aside from the vocab the message in the book is great!


  • Another home run from Bailiwick Press - or should I say a "ringer." Bogus (bailiwickpress/node/41) is a great adventure with a message of good karma and helping those less fortunate. Can't wait to share copies with my little Aldo followers.


  • Read this with my third grade RtI guys. They LOVED it! I had one student who would come to class, grab his book, get a seat, and read the entire 30 minutes. This series is the best thing for boy readers!




  • Caitlin enjoyed reading it once at age 7, but won't re-read it. Ian(9) read the first one in the series, but didn't care to read this one.



  • Loved every minute of BOGUS! Read it all in one sitting as I couldn't put it down! Looking forward to this spring's release of Aldo's next adventures!


  • Bogus is a charming graphic novel about a boy who discovers that a ring he found and lost was a real diamond ring, not a bogus ring as he thought. He needs to find the ring to win the $1000 reward.



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