Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes (Alvin Ho #3)
Alvin is back to face his fears in this funny and touching third book in the Alvin Ho series. When an invitation to a birthday party arrives in the mail, Alvin's sure it's the one he's been waiting for. But, no—this one's pink and smells nice . . . and it's from a girl. His mother says he has to go, but Alvin has a few tricks up his sleeve that just might save him from the...more
Normally I find the Alvin Ho books to be funny, but my discomfort ruined anything humorous that might have been in the book.
I love Alvin's voice. I think he's hilarious - maybe a little too hilarious for a second-grader. And now that I've paid this book a compliment, ...more
As always, I love the way Lenore Look casually incorporates multiculturalism and diversity. Alvin just happens to be Chinese-American, and his classmates include Nhia, who is Cambodian, and Flea, who wears an eye patch and has a limp.
In fact, it is because Alvin Ho books are usually so inclusive that I am especially disappointed that this particular b ...more
I love Alvin - his books are such a great combination of childish humour (that's still funny for adults too), little boy attitude (that means well so you can't get annoyed) and a genuine love and respect for his parents that just melts me. There's a tiny bit of boy humour too - but actually it's quite funny and doesn't take over the whole book, I don't think it goes too far.
Some of my favourite moments in this one:
Alvin's shopping with his mum, who wonders how long it's been since the two of t ...more
Kali ini Alvin Ho dan teman-teman sekelasnya sedang melakukan tour mengunjungi beberapa rumah milik penulis terkenal. Yang Alvin ketahui pemilik rumah yang juga penulis terkenal itu sudah meninggal ratusan tahun yang lalu. Bagaimana ...more
Look, L. (2010). Alvin Ho: allergic to birthday parties, science projects, and other man-made catastrophes. New York, New York, Schwartz & Wade Books.
Alvin Ho is an elementary-aged boy who is a bit of a hypochondriac. He has a Personal Disaster Kit (PDK) everywhere he goes, just in case anything should happen to him. He is old enough to know that he doesn't like girls, although he does have some girl friends. He gets teased about it at school, so he tries to impress the boys so he fits in be ...more
Similar to the other two Alvin Ho stories; lightw ...more
Two things I could have lived without:
-- the gas-passing bits (but little boys will love those)
-- the clothes-swapping before pictures (I just found that a little unbelievable)
However, I will always love Alvin, Alvin's parents, and especially my favorite, Flea--and Lenore Look for bringing them to life.
Publishing was no problem in those days, not like it is no ...more
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I gasped. "Has a girl ever wanted to talk to you?" I asked.
"Yup," said Calvin.
"How come you're still alive?" I asked.
"I vomited," said Calvin.”