Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alvin Ho Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. Lenore Look LeUyen Pham

Alvin Ho Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look illus. by LeUyen Pham
Alvin Ho a second grader who is scared of everything. Alvin's dad wants to take him camping, believing the great out doors will give him a little courage. This is only the second book in this series, I already love it and Alvin Ho. The Alvin Ho books are simply fun and well thought out. Each chapter has a great name - chapter seven- Sitting in your underwear is a little boring. Pham's perfect fit illustrations are found throughout the book. Its not easy to find early middle grade realistic fiction with a male protagonist who isn't white. Alvin Ho is second grader who loves to think of worst case scenarios, loses his voice when he's scared, gets along well with his siblings, wants friends, looks up to his dad, and just happens to be Chinese. Ages 8up
Book one- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things is available in paperback.

Read an excerpt


Lenore Appelhans said...

These sound hilar - and I have to read a book by an author named Lenore ;)

Doret said...

Lenore - It is and you must.

Kate Coombs said...

The chapter titles alone make me want to read these--thanks!