Glitch by Karla Oceanak151 pgs.
Target audience: Ages 7 to 13
ten-year-old Aldo Zelnick finds there are far too many glitches in his plans for a perfect Christmas. His wish list grows rapidly to include items he saw in a catalog including a snow cone machine and an inflatable backyard log flume. Though every time he turns around it seems a certain gnome Christmas decoration named Griswold is lurking about. Aldo is sure he’s reporting back to Santa, so he puts a new plan into action to give, give and give galore in order to get his awesome presents. The voice of Aldo rings true and his perspective on life will appeal to both kids and adults and make them laugh out loud. The hilariously clever illustrations pair nicely with Aldo’s unique sense of humor. This is an excellent choice for vocabulary building for each volume contains a glossary. This installment features words beginning with the letter “G” indicated by an asterisk. This series is highly recommended to fans of “Big Nate” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” (This book provided for review by Children's Lit - www.childrenslit.com)