Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (Alvin Ho, #2)
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (Alvin Ho #2)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  731 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Here's the second 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 back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Yearling (first published January 1st 2009)
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Harun Harahap
Ya ampun Alvin Hooooooo, ngegemesin amat yak. *rendem di air* Penakutnya minta ampun daaahhhh..tingkah lakunya konyol banget. *angkat dari air* *jemur ampe kering*
Kalau kamu sudah membaca novel sebelumnya, Alvin Ho :Alergi Pada Anak Perempuan, Sekolah, dan Hal-Hal Seram Lainnya pasti kamu sudah bisa mengetahui sedikit banyak tentang Alvin Ho. Tapi, mungkin kamu sudah lupa. Karena itulah sekuel kedua ini hadir untuk mengingatkanmu kembali pada si bocah kecil yang penakut ini.

Namanya Alvin Ho

Punya kakak laki-laki yang bisa diandalkan (Calvin) dan adik perempuan yang menyebalkan (Anibelly)

Tinggal di Massachussetts yang sulit dieja

Cita-cita sejati menjadi Fir...more
Ten Reasons why Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters gets 5 stars.

1. When you can relate to one of the main characters it makes the story more enjoyable to read; Alvin and I must have been separated at birth.

2. Alvin is scared of the following: heights, the dark, public speaking, school, bears, severe weather, peeing in the woods, spiders, camping, enclosed spaces, long words, and the proper use of punctuations*,,,,////,,,,,

3. Fathers who curse like Shakespeare.

4. I...more
Hai Farah,

Apa kabar? Berapa usiamu sekarang? Kalau kamu membaca surat ini sekarang, usia saya sudah jauh lebih tua dari kamu. Mungkin kira-kira kita berbeda 18 tahunan ya. Saya seusia guru-guru kamu di sekolah saat ini. Iya, gurumu yang cantik itu, siapa namanya? Aduh kok saya lupa. Itu loh, yang sepupuan dengan Bapak Darnius guru seni lukis. Yaa, kira-kira saya sudah mirip seperti dia lah. Cantiknya.
*uhuk* *batuk-batuk*

Menyenangkan sekali, Farah, menjadi orang dewasa itu. Kami bisa tidur jam 2...more
Andrea Ika
Perlawanan terberat adalah melawan ketakutan diri sendiri.
Seorang pahlawan adalah orang yang bersedia menghadapi rasa takut. (hal. 165)
Mengenal dan menghargai alam adalah kunci untuk selalu bisa berhasil melakukan berbagai penemuan seumur hidup. (hal. 44)

Judul : Alvin Ho: Alergi Terhadap Berkemah, Hiking Dan Aneka Bencana Alam
Penulis :Lenore Look
Penerjemah:Ferry Halim
Penerbit: Atria
Terbit : @2011
ISBN : 978-979-024-470-2
Tebal : 202 hal

Alvin Ho tidak pernah berpikir kalau bertualang ke alam terbuk...more
Eva Mitnick
After a misadventure during which Alvin is strapped (voluntarily, mind you) into a homemade straitjacket and taped into a box, Alvin’s dad decides that he and Alvin need some special time alone. Unfortunately for the cowardly Alvin, his dad figures that a weekend spent camping and hiking would be just the ticket. Alvin, his confident big brother Calvin, and his peppy little Sister Anibelly have lots of fun preparing for this big event – and when the time comes to leave, Anibelly manages to cajol...more
I haven't read the first Alvin Ho installment, and it's not necessary to read them in order it appreciate this hilarious short chapter book. This would make a great read for kids who are ready for chapter books, but still like the occasional illustration and not too much text on each page. Descriptions are quick but vivid, the family dynamics are realistic and entertaining, and Alvin approaches his fears in a way that elementary school kids should appreciate. This is also an example of a book th...more
Alvin Ho gets a Houdini kit and ties himself up. Right when he thinks he is going to die his dad comes to save him. Bringing up camping Alvin Ho get himself having to go camping with his dad. His classmates find out and play camping at recess. The girls make their tent out of twigs but the boys are not so brilliant. the boys strip their clothes of and use it. The boys get caught in a tree and they have to get the fire truck to rescue him. Now Alvin is finding himself even more scared of camping....more
Calvin  Kwon
I did not like this book. Alvin Ho goes camping. The reason I put one star is because Alvin is scared of camping but Anabelley and Alvin made a trap and at night their dad walked out to check out the stars but when he wanted to sit under the tree, the trap went off and he was hanging upside down on a tree from his leg. That was not funny. And Alvin cut the rope and his dad fell right on his head upside down. Alvin is allergic to camping because he thinks there are aliens, UFOs, and he thought th...more
Vanessa Hatcher
Personally, I enjoyed this much more than the first. I'm not sure what it was that made it better, but I think the kids agree with me. Very fun to read together.
Liz Hedgpeth
My 6 yr old and 8 yr old boys LOVED this. SUCH a fun book. They want to read it again and again. WONDERFUL. HIGHLY recommend.
Alvin masih saja anak yang penakut. Ketika ayahnya mengatakan bahwa dia akan mengajak Alvin berkemah di alam terbuka, Alvin sangat ketakutan. Bagaimana jika terjadi longsor, hujan meteor, dan kiamat? Tapi Alvin tidak bisa mengecewakan ayahnya. Itu bukan sikap pria gentleman. Alvin membutuhkan rencana yang besar, dan dia meminta bantuan Calvin. Calvin lalu membantu Alvin mencari perlengkapan yang akan menolongnya saat berkemah nanti. Generator portabel berbahan bakar diesel, GPS, masker pernapasa...more
Mary Ann
Alvin is still getting into mischief and wriggling his way out of sticky situations in the second book in this series. While it didn't tickle me as much as the first in the series, it was a fun read. In the second chapter, Alvin receives a package at the front door.

"I ripped open the kit right there in the driveway. Inside, there were pencils, stickers, handcuffs, and handcuff key, a rope, a Houdini's Greatest Escapes DVD and a gold card.

'Alvin Ho GOLD MEMBER OF HOUDINI-IN-A-BOX do it yourself e...more
Jim Erekson
I wanted to read the 2013 installment in this series, but this digital copy of the 2009 book was available at the library for my Kobo. I expect the series is consistent, so I'll go with this one for now.

The three best things about this book: 1. Look doesn't 'cure' Alvin of his phobias; 2. She never gets him and Calvin in trouble for ordering hundreds of dollars of camping equipment with the dad's credit card--instead using it as the punch line at dad's expense at the end of the book; 3. LeUyen...more
I adore Alvin Ho.

After Alvin endures a nightmare about Henry David Thoreau (what could be scarier than going back 200 years to meet a dead author?), Alvin's dad decides to take him camping to develop his love for nature. Alvin is terrified, and his friends aren't much help. Scene on the school bus, kids listing all the merits of camping: You grow a beard and live like an animal...You either get hit by lightning, or you don't...If you can't start a fire, you could freeze to death...If you do sta...more
I absolutely adored the first installment of Alvin Ho. This book is a good sequel, but I miss the spontaneity of the original.

I giggled throughout, but I wasn't compelled to read this in a single sitting. In fact, I misplaced my copy when I was heading to the reference desk and had to find it again on the sorting shelves. That definitely wouldn't have happened with the original Alvin Ho; I couldn't put it down until I was done.

I had hoped to see more of Flea in this book, but she was just an a...more
Sandra Stiles
This was not one of my favorite books. I like books with a little more meat to them. This was a cute little story about a boy afraid of everything. His father decides to take him camping and his little sister tags along. There are problems galore to be solved in this book. I like things a little more realistic. Are there children out there afraid of things? Yes. I know of very few who are afraid of life the way that Alvin is. One of my middle schoolers picked this book up and read the first two...more
Personal Opinion: I really enjoyed Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping! This book was a shorter read, but it was very interesting. The author, Lenore Look, really did a good job with the character Alvin. He really made sure that Alvin had the characteristics that could crack a smile on anyone's face. I would recommend this book to any young readers that are ready for an adventure with Alvin and his big vocabulary!

Book Review: Alvin Ho is a second grade boy who is afraid of EVERYTHING! One day his dad...more
Mar 27, 2010 Irene rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Elementary school kids
Shelves: children
Isabelle allowed me to read this book to her, and she liked it so much she wanted to go back and read Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. As a sequel, it felt like "more of the same", but it's a formula that works for me, so that's okay. (Although, the part when Alvin befriends a boy who is wearing the same night-vision goggles as he's wearing is a bit TOO reminiscent of Ruby Lu meeting her cousin for the first time and finding that they share the same love for reflectin...more
Today I read a book called Alvin Ho. It’s about Alvin being scared of camping and disasters. My favorite part is when Alvin makes a trap for a bear (or other type of predator) but traps his dad instead. I Thought Alvin was going to like camping at the end, because he was having fun untying his dad from the trap. I thought it was funny that he had a breathing mask because he thought it was going to be desert-like. I also thought it was scary that they saw an “alien” because it came out of nowhere...more
If I read this book as a kid I might think it was pretty funny. I might want to read more about Alvin Ho. I might even want to read it again. But I read it as an adult and it just didn't float my boat. Parts of it were funny and clever but after a while it started to feel more like a schtick. And here is what I really had trouble with: It takes place in Concord, MA, the place where I grew up. And there were just things wrong about the description and settings. I confess, I am a huge stickler for...more
Libby Ames
Alvin Ho is an endearing second grader who is afraid of everything, but very resourceful. His phobias speak to a young audience using humor to show that fears can be overcome. This book is the second in the series, but these books can be read in any order. The fun illustrations help keep preschoolers attention and the funny situations appeal to older readers and even parents. My entire family (ages 5-11) enjoyed this read aloud.

In Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disaster...more
Dec 08, 2009 Nicole rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the unanswerable question...
Shelves: middle-grade
Oh I do so love Alvin Ho. I'm still not sure where to put it, other than on a shelf in my heart. It's too juvenile for most middle grade readers and too advanced for many 2/3 readers. There is an adult nostalgic piece that may or may not turn kids off. But there is also a sweetness and honesty that kids may or may not really respond to. And so.

The characters are just so great. I melt every time the dad calls Alvin son. I cheer every time the gender neutral Jules is accepted as just one of the ga...more
Adorable. This little guy is the most anxiety-ridden squirt I've ever met in the literary sense. But he manages to be an absolute basket case with all of his phobias and make me laugh.

Easy chapter book read about, among other things, camping. Imagine a class full of boys climbing a tree (did I mention in their underwear) and a dad stuck upside down in a trap and you get a hint of the madcap.

I don't know how much the kids will take to Alvin (this is a new book two and we didn't get book one unti...more
Second book for Alvin Ho who is afraid of everything. Talk about anxiety, this poor kid has series fears. This time, his dad is taking him camping and Alvin thinks about all the bad things that could happen including spider and snake bites, and all kids of natural disasters. He and his brother Calvin create their safety kit, charging their necessities to their dad's emergency credit card. While on their camping trip, Alvin meets another boy his age that is just like him. Alvin can only get throu...more
Burbank Library Children's Department
Alvin is a regular kid who happens to be afraid of, well, everything! In this book, the second in the Alvin Ho series, Alvin's dad thinks it would be fun to go camping. Alvin, of course, thinks otherwise. Read on to find out how Alvin faces the dark, pit toilets, and even aliens (with a little help from his Uncle and his little sister)!

A.R. 3.7

Other books in the Alvin Ho series:

#1 Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
#3 Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projec...more
After Alvin gets himself trapped inside of a box, tied into a homemade strait jacket (Harry Houdini was cool!), Alvin’s dad decides the two of them need some bonding time. And what better place to bond than camping in nature? Too bad Alvin is afraid of camping. Along with his trusty Batman ring, and one expensive camping survival kit, can Alvin fight the forces of nature and get through the trip in one piece?

Another cute Alvin Ho book! I thought this one had more of a constant plotline than the...more
Just as delightful as the first title, this time Alvin's father plans a camping trip for the two of them. Of course, Alvin is terrified of camping. After his older brother, Calvin, helps him "upgrade" his list of camping equipment and then orders it online, Alvin asks,
"Will it cost a lot of money?"
"None," said Calvin. "I'll use Dad's credit card. He said it's for emergency use only -- and this is an emergency."
I nodded.
"This way no one has to spend any money," Calvin explained, "you pay with pla...more
Abby Johnson
Alvin Ho is back and this time he's facing something even scarier than school: camping. Do you know what could happen to you when you're camping? You could be attacked by bears! You could get lost in the woods! There could be a tornado or an earthquake or a flood! So Alvin had better be prepared...

This is a sweet, funny story that's very well-written. Alvin Ho is a likeably imperfect character and the supporting characters in the story (namely Alvin's sister and dad in this book) are add to the...more
n this second book Alvin reveals that he is allergic to camping and the great outdoors. Imagining everything that could go wrong, he consults his older brother Calvin. Calvin helps out by ordering a few emergency supplies: a GPS, a generator and a Monster Eye flashlight. Uncle Dennis helps by showing Alvin how to set up a dangle trap and little sister Anibelly goes along for support. Dad has his hands full trying to put up a tent, Alvin meets a boy just like him, and everyone returns home safely...more
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