Alvin Ho

Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Look, Lenore

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Alvin Ho
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375939143
Branch Call Number: J FIC LOO
Characteristics: 172 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen Illustrator


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May 11, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Totally cute. I loved the repetition in the text, and Alvin's many, many lists. I found myself reading parts of the story out-loud to my coworker because they were so silly. I also love how the author created a character who is Asian and doesn't white-wash him. There's enough references to the Asian things in Alvin's life without it being too heavy, or too trite. Really a perfect balance.

Aug 13, 2011
  • readtomemama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alvin Ho! Great book. You will be laughing along with your kids. My 8 year olds love Alvin Ho. My husband loves Alvin Ho. We quote Alvin Ho! Funny funny :)

Nov 27, 2009
  • Jess_library rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid move over for Alvin Ho. Second-grader Alvin is afraid of heights, spiders, and tornados. He loves superheroes, digging holes and his family. He carries around a PDK (personal disaster kit) including instructions for making friends and avoiding bears. Scaredy Squirrel fans will love it. I couldn't stop laughing.

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Jul 12, 2012
  • green_hawk_85 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_hawk_85 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

Jun 30, 2012
  • blue_shark_719 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

blue_shark_719 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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