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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disastersby LeUyen Pham
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Alvin Ho is back, and this time he’s facing his biggest fear: The Great Outdoors.
Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too.
Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny chapter book about an Asian-American second grader—with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham—is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal.
When Alvin's father takes him camping to instill a love of nature, like that of their home-town hero Henry David Thoreau, Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything.
ALVIN HO IS an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything--elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He's so afraid of school that, while he's there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he's a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad.
From the author of the ALA Notable Ruby Lu series comes a funny and touching chapter book--perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers-- that introduces a truly unforgettable character.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Lenore Look’s first book about Alvin received two starred reviews. She is also the author of the Ruby Lu series and lives in Randolph, New Jersey.
LeUyen Pham is also the illustrator of God’s Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. She lives in San Francisco, California.
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