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Alvin Ho : allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and other tourist attractions /

by Look, Lenore; Pham, LeUyen [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780385369725 :; 0385369727 :.Subject(s): Fear -- Fiction | Travel -- Fiction | Chinese Americans -- Fiction | China -- FictionSummary: Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Here's the sixth 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 who's afraid of everything, is taking his fears to a whole new level-or should we say, continent. On a trip to introduce brand-new baby Ho to relatives in China, Alvin's anxiety is at fever pitch. First there's the harrowing 16-hour plane ride; then there's a whole slew of cultural differences to contend with- eating lunch food for breakfast, kung fu lessons, and acupuncture treatment (yikes!). Not to mention the crowds that make it easy for a small boy to get lost.

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

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

oAlvin's a winner.o - New York Post

Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family.

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Horn Book Review

Alvin Ho, who's afraid even when safe at home, faces previously unknown fears when his family travels to China to introduce his new baby sister to relatives. Forget fear of flying ("small enclosed spaces filled with strangers, hurtling across the sky at 600 miles per hour"); Alvin's afraid of his own passport photo -- in which he looks like he "robbed a bank and got run over by the getaway car." The hilarity (for readers, that is) begins at airport security, when Alvin's ever-present Personal Disaster Kit is found to contain, among other things, forks and knives (he's "allergic to chopsticks") and a rope ("for climbing the Great Wall"). As usual, Pham's many illustrations capture the "fun" being had in Look's action-packed story, this time most especially by Alvin's long-suffering dad -- all while wearing a crying infant strapped to his chest. First, Dad's hauled away by federal air marshals (Alvin's panicked and repeated use of the call button), then he accompanies his son up and down thirty-two flights of stairs (no elevators for Alvin), and then he must hurl himself onto a toboggan when Alvin instantaneously decides that riding down the Speed Chute is less scary than standing around on the Great Wall. This series entry's heartwarming moment involves Alvin's idea to grant some Christmas wishes to a group of orphans, including someone's wish for a friend. Alvin may be full of fear, but he's also got loads of empathy. jennifer m. brabander (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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