Ages 9 years & over. Ten-year-old Aldo is not athletic like his older brother and he is 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 is a pretty good cartoonist. In this instalment of Aldo's adventures, Aldo finds himself thinking he is 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 realises that he is not excelling in one class, Espanol, 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 eclair.