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Alvin Ho : allergic to birthday parties, science projects, and other man-made catastrophes /

by Look, Lenore; Pham, LeUyen [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 186 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780375863356; 0375863354; 9780375963353 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Fear -- Juvenile fiction | Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction | Parties -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Concord (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter booksSummary: When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going.
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"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: ou might be dressed for bowling . . . but everyone else is dressed for swimming. ou could get mistaken for the pinata. ou could eat too much cake. ou could throw up. o 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 t

Horn Book, September 2010

Kirkus Review, September 2010

When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going.


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Horn Book Review

In this third book Alvin continues to be terrified of everything, including the "creepy" dead authors in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, who, though dead, stubbornly continue to give house tours. Readers will have double the fun, as Alvin meets two such history re-enactors (Emerson and Alcott) on a field trip; is invited to two same-day-and-time birthday parties; and finds himself dressed in girls' clothing not once but twice. In addition, two ordinary scenes from real life make rare children's-book appearances: someone is actually seen smoking a cigarette (Louisa May Alcott -- who knew?); and Alvin and the gang, blithely unconcerned with political correctness, enthusiastically play settlers and Indians. Thankfully, neither event results in a moral; this is fiction, not fable. The story's only life lesson comes from Alvin himself, when he accepts a last-minute invite to classmate Hobson's party and decides to skip Flea's birthday tea party; en route, he feels that something isn't right, and, all on his own, realizes that he can't let Flea down. Speeding along like a hyperactive kid, Look's story doesn't give even reluctant readers a chance to lose interest; like Alvin fervently wishing for a "deluxe Indian Chief outfit with fringe...complete with bow and arrow and the huge feather headdress that makes you look like a giant bird," readers will be wishing for more about Alvin. jennifer m. brabander (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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