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Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
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Apr 29, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 04-8yrs, 08-12yrs, favorites
Read in November, 2009

Another series by this gifted author looks at the world from the perspective of second-grader Alvin Ho. Alvin is scared of everything: trains, bridges, substitute teachers, girls, school... everything.

Thankfully, he still manages to get up to mischief, catching chicken pox to get time off school, and scaring himself speechless by believing that his elderly piano teacher is the wicked witch from Hansel and Gretel...

But he’s also working hard to live up to his father’s gentlemanly standards which include ‘no hitting, no insulting, no making anyone cry – even if she is a girl, and no Shakespearean style curses, unless they’re just for fun’.

Alvin Ho has the same appeal as Wimpy Kid but for a slightly younger audience, and I'd say it’s even better.
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