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Alvin Ho : allergic to babies, burglars, and other bumps in the night /

by Look, Lenore; Pham, LeUyen [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 183 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780375870330 :; 0375870334 :.Subject(s): Fear -- Fiction | Pregnancy -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Chinese Americans -- Fiction | Concord (Mass.) -- FictionSummary: When fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho learns that his mother is expecting a baby, he develops a sympathetic pregnancy--adding to his worry about the burglar who is targeting Concord, Massachusetts.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Here is the fifth 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 , has started to notice his mother getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows. There's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way). But the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin puts on a few pounds and--in one hilarious misunderstanding--worries that he might actually be pregnant, too!

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

When fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho learns that his mother is expecting a baby, he develops a sympathetic pregnancy--adding to his worry about the burglar who is targeting Concord, Massachusetts.

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Horn Book Review

In this fifth book featuring seven-year-old Alvin Ho and his wide-ranging fears (school, camping, birthday parties, etc.), his current anxieties include two that will resonate with lots of kids: burglars (there's been a rash of break-ins in town) and babies (his mom is expecting one). As always, though, there's one fear that only Alvin could come up with: he thinks he's pregnant, too. When he's too tired to get up for school, his mom (who doesn't know he's been on burglar alert all night), says, "Maybe you have a sympathetic pregnancy!" After that, Alvin is certain he's "simply pathetic pregnant," and soon the rest of the boys in class are convinced they're also having babies. (After all, their mothers have said they have "baby fat" -- words that suddenly have new, and seemingly obvious, meaning.) As usual, Pham's illustrations capture both the highs and the lows, from Alvin examining his profile in the mirror to his classmate tearfully giving a report on orphans in Haiti to Alvin's family gathered around the new baby. Fans of Alvin have nothing to fear -- he's sure to come up with more worries for future hilarious installments. jennifer m. brabander (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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