Alvin Ho: Allergic To Girls, School, And Other Scary Things
ISBN: 0375849300
EAN13: 9780375849305
Language: English
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Pages: 172
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.5" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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

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   Alvin Ho is a terrific series for 1st/2nd/3rd grade children.
My 2nd grade son and I read together this entire series. Every night we looked forward to learning what predicaments the well-meaning Alvin got into. Alvin is funny, sweet, creative, and smart, and tries to be a gentleman. Alvin is also shy, anxious and unable to speak in public. My son says : I like to read Alvin Ho ''. I think these are good books ''. I hope there will be more, like the books #7, 8, 9 and 10! I think the next book should be Alvin HoAllergic to history, reading and other big stuff ''.
   it is awsome!
im an eight-year-old girl, i thought this book was very funny. There are lots of different Alvin Ho books, so if you like this book you might want to read the other books too. I like this book because all the characters are realy funny.
   Atta Boy Alvin!
LeUyen Pham is a big fan of mine. I have a few of her books, including one she has written and illustrated and one she has just illustrated. This book was a great addition to the collection. I now have a son and this will be a funny story to read to him as he gets older.
   Alvin Ho: Great book!
I recommend this book to kids who like to read!
   Tales of an insecure boy
I read this book with my 7-year-old son and while it is not a bad book, the plot is rather lax and sometimes it tried to be too cute. Lenore Look also seems to be trying to show off. She threw in a few unusual terms like Gungung, Edamame and Yehyeh without explanation. There is actually a glossary at the end of the book, which is a problem on a couple of levels. First, there is no indication that there is a glossary until you reach the book's end, so it did us absolutely no good because we didn 't know it was there. Second -- and I would say to any author -- if you think that you need to include a glossary because readers won 't know what you are talking about, you should rewrite your book in the first place to avoid the problem. That said, Alvin is a likable character and he has the kind of insecurities that many children can probably relate to.
   This is a disturbing book
I listened to this story with my daughter on CD and found it very frustrating. The main character Alvin Ho has a serious anxiety disorder, he has panic attacks, can not speak at school and is debilitated by fears of everyday activities. The author treats these symptoms as serious plot devices, as opposed to a whimsical problem. Given that this is a book for under 10, the author's whole approach is inappropriate. On another note, the writing and plot points are often predictable and trite.
   books about cowards
Why are all these chapter books about scared, snagged kids? When i was young, i aspired to be like the characters i read, so this trend worries me.
   boring at best.
This story is boring, WOW. It is maybe a cute read for an adult looking for a brainless quick read, but absolutely no appeal to a boy looking for something interesting, makes it encourages kids to cry to manipulate their care-givers - gives light to anxiety disorders-gives therapists the knick-name psycho.
   My 2nd Grade Students Love Listening to this
I really get into character, and even though there is content here and there that may be unfamiliar to my students, it lends itself to stopping me and giving short explanations when necessary. The students still retain their interest and continue to sit on the edge of their seats to listen.
   One of the best books for especially boys but girls like it too
Reading this with my 9 - year old grandson. My 13 year old granddaughter listened in the other room then came in and listened too.