Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Book - 2008
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Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, 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 Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

"Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world." -- Newsday

"Alvin's a winner." -- New York Post

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780375849305
Branch Call Number: J LOO
Characteristics: 172 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen


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Jun 07, 2016

Great story about a second grade Chinese-American boy who is can't speak at school because of anxiety. He's able to speak at home and on the bus. He deals with bullies, making new friends and an outbreak of chicken pox.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Alvin Ho is afraid of almost everything. He’s scared of girls, tunnels, the dark, and he’s especially afraid of school. However when Alvin is at home, he is transformed into the amazing Firecracker Man who can do almost anything. Ages 6-12.

Apr 01, 2015

A diversity-friendly, younger readalike for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Anxious kids will find a lot to relate to in Alvin, and readers looking for something funny will enjoy it as well!

KRockstar10 May 11, 2013

Totally cute. I loved the repetition in the text, and Alvin's many, many lists. I found myself reading parts of the story out-loud to my coworker because they were so silly. I also love how the author created a character who is Asian and doesn't white-wash him. There's enough references to the Asian things in Alvin's life without it being too heavy, or too trite. Really a perfect balance.

Aug 13, 2011

Alvin Ho! Great book. You will be laughing along with your kids. My 8 year olds love Alvin Ho. My husband loves Alvin Ho. We quote Alvin Ho! Funny funny :)

Jess_library Nov 19, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid move over for Alvin Ho. Second-grader Alvin is afraid of heights, spiders, and tornados. He loves superheroes, digging holes and his family. He carries around a PDK (personal disaster kit) including instructions for making friends and avoiding bears. Scaredy Squirrel fans will love it. I couldn't stop laughing.

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Jan 31, 2018

blue_cat_14357 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

green_hawk_85 Jul 12, 2012

green_hawk_85 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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blue_shark_719 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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