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Alvin Ho : allergic to dead bodies, funerals, and other fatal circumstances /

by Look, Lenore; Pham, LeUyen [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: vi, 197 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780375868313; 0375868313; 9780375968310 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: BRA $15.99 9/25/2012 Other title: Allergic to dead bodies, funerals, and other fatal circumstances.Subject(s): Fear -- Juvenile fiction | Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Concord (Mass.) -- Juvenile fiction | Chapter booksSummary: A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Here's the fourth 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 beginning and reluctant readers.
Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of "everything," is facing something truly scary: the idea that someone he loves might die. When Alvin's GungGung loses his best friend, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to go with him to the funeral.
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"

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starre, January 2012

Kirkus Starred, August 2011

Booklist, October 2011

Horn Book, September 2011

A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.

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BRA $15.99 9/25/2012

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Horn Book Review

Second-grader Alvin's inability to talk at school ("school freaks me out") always gets him in trouble. This time, it prevents him from speaking up when his classmates mistakenly think GungGung, his grandfather, has died; it's actually GungGung's best friend who has passed away. Even when Alvin's gang goes to GungGung's house and witnesses him waking from a nap, the misunderstanding continues; they just think he's a zombie now. In the meantime, the principal plans a memorial service at school for GungGung, who has been a longtime library volunteer. All's well that ends well, though, and Alvin, along with readers, learns a lot about dead bodies and funerals, bucket lists and mourning loved ones. The copious illustrations capture moments both silly and sad as the author again tackles real-kid worries in a truly funny story. Alvin's phobias are so exaggerated that even readers who consider themselves timid can't help but feel almost brave in comparison. And it wouldn't be an Alvin Ho book without a scene in which our hero gets caught wearing women's clothes; this time it's his grandmother's pink jogging suit. Never a dull moment. jennifer m. brabander (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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