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Egghead by Karla Oceanak
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May 15, 2012

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bookshelves: families, ncbla2013, graphic-novels, school
Read in May, 2012

This is the fifth title in a series that will cover every letter of the alphabet by the time it is completed. Yes, that's 26 titles likely to be popular with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid set. This one has kid appeal written all over it with jokes about farting dogs and farting humans and interactions among family members that seem quite realistic. Aldo and his friend Jack become estranged when Aldo, who is not very good at Spanish, makes fun of the language. Jack speaks the language fluently and becomes offended that Aldo thinks his language isn't worth the effort to learn. They even go off to collect Halloween candy separately with Aldo dressed in an Albert Einstein mask. When Jack's grandfather is missing, Aldo dumps his sweet loot and tries to find the frail man. There are plenty of scary and humorous moments mingled throughout the title with lessons for Aldo to learn amid appealing illustrations of Aldo's world. While this is not necessarily something to which I'd become addicted, I can see why it would be popular.

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