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Alvin Ho #03: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-Made Catastrophesby Lenore Look
Synopses & Reviews
Here's the third hilarious chapter book in the series about Alvin Ho, a boy who's afraid of everything. For example, what could possibly be so scary about a birthday party? Let Alvin explain:
You might be dressed for bowling . . . but everyone else is dressed for swimming.
You could get mistaken for the pinata.
You could eat too much cake.
You could throw up.
So when Alvin receives an invitation to a party--a girl's party--how will he ever survive?
Lenore Look's touching, drop-dead-funny book about an Asian American second grader--with pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham--has tons of boy appeal and is great for reluctant readers. The previous books in the series, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, have received rave reviews. Alvin's a winner, declares the New York Post, and Newsday says, The novel . . . shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from the hero's Herculean efforts to manipulate the world around him in his favor, without all the facts at his disposal. Perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, Alvin Ho perfectly captures the trials and tribulations of boyhood.
From the Hardcover edition.
Alvin is back to face his fears in this funny and touching third book in the Alvin Ho series. When an invitation to a birthday party arrives in the mail, Alvin's sure it's the one he's been waiting for. But, no—this one's pink and smells nice . . . and it's from a girl. His mother says he has to go, but Alvin has a few tricks up his sleeve that just might save him from the party. Lenore Look's hilarious chapter book about an Asian-American second grader, with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham, is just right for beginning and reluctant readers.
About the Author
LENORE LOOK is the author of Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, both of which received starred reviews and were named to Kirkus' annual best books list. She's also the author of the Ruby Lu chapter books, both of which were named ALA Notable Books. Lenore is the author of several picture books, including Polka Dot Penguin Pottery.
LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of The Best Birthday Party Ever, by Jennifer LaRue Huget; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestseller; Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry; and God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister, a Child Magazine Best Book. Learn more at leuyenpham.com.
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