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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes Library Binding – September 28, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Alvin Ho
  • Library Binding: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade; Reprint edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375963359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375963353
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,296,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lenore Look is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series, as well as the Ruby Lu series. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, including Henry’s First-Moon Birthday, Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding, and Brush of the Gods. Lenore lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of the Alvin Ho series, as well as The Best Birthday Party Ever by Jennifer LaRue Huget; Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, a New York Times bestseller; and the Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books Big Sister, Little Sister and All the Things I Love About You. LeUyen lives in San Francisco. Learn more at leuyenpham.com.


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More About the Author

Lenore Look began making picture books in kindergarten, and it took her the next thirty years to get it right. Her first book was finally published in 1999, followed by more picture books and two chapter book series. On good days, she's a regular writing machine. On bad days, she goes shopping. Her Alvin Ho series has turned her into a Red Sox fan (see photo), and a wearer of Sox paraphernalia (see photo), and a collector of Fenway Park trivia (see same photo). Her Ruby Lu series is set in Seattle, where she grew up, and makes her long for foggy mornings and slugs on the sidewalks. She currently lives in New Jersey.

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He reads them happily and says the books are funny.
MamaLama
My son loves Alvin!If you have a 3rd grade boy that is a reluctant reader, you need to get this series of books.
swiley
Excellent funny book for kids in grades 2-6 A chapter book for good readers too!
Linda O

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ABC MOM on October 20, 2010
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that he finished this third book.....because there isn't yet a follow up! He is a bright kid, reads well, BUT HATES reading fiction. I've tried so many series with him and he just doesn't enjoy them. However, this is the first fiction book he has enjoyed, he just giggles and laughs while reading. I don't think he identifies with the main character's anxiousness or shyness, but he just loves the humor in the book. Somehow he hated the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing/Fudge series, he has complained that its like reading a whole book of an introduction, but somehow this series has more plots...whatever...I'm just glad he enjoyed a fiction read finally.

He is 7 1/2 yrs old. I don't know what reading level it is as we use the GRL coding system, but he does have trouble with a few words here and there, but overall it was an easy read for him.

Now he wants to go back to books about spiders, scorpions and sharks...bleh.
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My son loves this series. He reads them happily and says the books are funny. I would highly recommend them. I am sure they would be a fun read-aloud series, too.
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By mea on March 30, 2014
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Both my children learn many lessons about life and cultures and like the way it sneaks up on them. Keep writing...
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I cannot say enough things about how awesome Alvin Ho books are. They are SO funny, and both the kids and adults in my home love him.
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The book, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes by Lenore Look (Author) and LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) is a great book for students in second grade and up with the age range of seven and up. After reading the book, I would rate the book four out five stars for children in the appropriate age range. This book introduces students to the continuing saga of main character Alvin Ho whom has many fears and this time its birthday parties, science projects and other fears. This book would be an excellent book to use with children when talking about overcoming fears such as social awkwardness or speaking in public. This would also be a great multicultural book as the main character is an Asian-American child.
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By Linda O on November 27, 2012
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Excellent funny book for kids in grades 2-6 A chapter book for good readers too!
Also Big nate and diary of a wimpy kid are good and funny too!
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