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Alvin Ho: 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 piñata.
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.
When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going.
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. She’s also the author of the Ruby Lu chapter book series—Ruby Lu, Brave and True and Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything, both ALA Notable Books. Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including the ALA Notable Books Henry’s First-Moon Birthday and Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.
LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of the Alvin Ho series, as well as Kelly DiPucchio’s Grace for President, a New York Times bestseller; Julianne Moore’s Freckleface Strawberry and Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully; and God’s Dream, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister, a Child Magazine Best Book. She lives in San Francisco.
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