In their final month of elementary school, 11-year-old Aldo Zelnick and friends are faced with a series of Lasts: Last Cafeteria Meatloaf; Last Band Concert; Last Monkey Bars Fail. Blindsided by an uncharacteristic sense of loss, Aldo decides to bag some new Firsts--including putting himself out there for the 5th grade talent show--only to be beset by a series of logjams. This twelfth installment in an A-to-Z alphabet series also includes a glossary of fun and challenging L words, such as lackadaisical, loony, and limbo.
Karla Oceanak is the author of the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel series for children as well as other books for children and adults. She has been a writer, ghostwriter, and editor for more than 20 years. Kendra Spanjer illustrates the Aldo Zelnick series as well as other children's books and commercial projects. They share a studio in Fort Collins, CO.