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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Alvin Ho is an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentlemanintraining, so he can be just like his dadFrom the author of the ALA Notable Ruby Lu series comes a funny and touching chapter book—perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers— that introduces a truly unforgettable character


About the Author: Lenore Look

I first began making picture books in kindergarten because my other career option at the time was stealing But a life of crime requires practice and patience, neither of which I had, so I settled into industry, making what I coveted but what my parents could not afford to buy: beautiful books like the ones my teacher read to us in school Publishing was no problem in those days, not like it is no



10 thoughts on “Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    Some people follow sports teams. Others follow the rise and fall of various celebrities. Children's librarians, in contrast, are fans of children's book authors and illustrators. If trading cards were accept


  2. The Library Lady The Library Lady says:

    I know I'm supposed to follow the other reviewers and kvell over this book and declare Alvin to be the next Ramona, Junie B, whoever, just not in a dress.

    But I can't.

    From the moment he began t


  3. Janete Janete says:

    This book is good but isn't awesome. The audiobook is better.


  4. babyhippoface babyhippoface says:

    Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham have teamed up to create one terrific cast of characters in this new chapter book for kids, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.

    Alvin is afraid of lots of things: elevato


  5. Barb Middleton Barb Middleton says:

    I work in Asia. I can offer girls, Katie Woo, Ruby Lu, Katie Kazoo, Clementine, Starring Jules, Call me Oklahoma, Marty Mcguire, Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones... to name a few, but boys? They get about half or maybe a third of the girl offerings


  6. Loretta Loretta says:

    Meh. Reading this book to my boys at bedtime gave me a very good idea of what Charlotte Mason meant when she described some children's books as 'twaddle'.

    Sure, it's an engaging little story, and I had to laugh at Alvin and his Shakespearean


  7. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    One of my favorite reviewers isn't raving about this because she doesn't feel that Alvin is authentic. I have to admit that she probably knows more second-graders than I do. But to me he felt very real. Not to mention adorable.

    His parents, now... t


  8. Amy Layton Amy Layton says:

    For a book about fears and overcoming anxiety, this book is so funny.  Maybe it's Pham's artwork, maybe it's Lenore's narrative, or maybe it's the two working together.  It makes for an enjoyable ride.  It also makes for a really emotional one, too.  You want Alvi


  9. Prince William Public Library System Prince William Public Library System says:

    Alvin Ho, like many 2nd graders, loves superheroes, baseball, explosions, making mayhem, and digging holes. Like many 2nd grade boys, he’s allergic to girls. But there’s one thing you should know about Alvin Ho: he’s never spoken a word in school. As Alvin himself puts it,


  10. Dolly Dolly says:

    This book offers an interesting take on the typical kid-lit genre. It's the first book in the Alvin Ho series by Lenore


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