Annotations for Egghead


Baker & Taylor
Aldo envisions himself as Albert Einstein and plans to dress as the scientist for Halloween until he realizes that his performance in Spanish class may be jeopardizing his best friendship with his bilingual pal, Jack.

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Baker & Taylor
Documenting his latest adventures in his sketchbook, 10-year-old Aldo envisions himself as Albert Einstein and plans to dress as the iconic scientist for Halloween until he realizes that his not-so-genius performance in Spanish class may be jeopardizing his best friendship with his bilingual pal, Jack. By the creators of Artsy-Fartsy.

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Independent Publishing Group

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, EspaƱol, 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.

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Perseus Publishing

It's October, and Aldo thinks he's Einstein. Gloating over his epic first-quarter grades and test scores, he even decides to dress as the iconic scientist for Halloween. But his bubble bursts when he realizes he's not living up to expectations in one class, EspaƱol, 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? Egghead is, in part, an homage to Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's novel A Wrinkle in Time, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. It was a dark and stormy night... Look for enigmatic, éclairs, eureka and lots more fun, challenging "E" words used throughout Egghead!


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