Alvin Ho by Lenore Look
Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

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Here is the fifth 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 beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, has started to notice his mother getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows. There's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way). But the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin puts on a few pounds and—in one hilarious misunderstanding—worries that he might actually be pregnant, too!

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday

“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post

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About Lenore Look

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LENORE LOOK is the author of the popular Alvin Ho series; in a starred reviewKirkus Reviews called Alvin "refreshingly original [and] endearing." Lenore is also the author of several acclaimed picture books, including Henry's First-Moon Birthday and Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, both of which received three starred reviews and were named ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books. Her latest picture book is Polka Dot Penguin Pottery. LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of Jennifer LaRue Huget's The Best Birthday Party Ever; Lenore Look's acclaimed Alvin Ho series; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestselling book; and Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry series. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister.
Published April 9, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alvin Ho's lovable, quirky family is due to increase by one in this fifth installment of the warmly funny series, which again features vibrant, playful black-and-white illustrations by Pham.

Mar 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies,...

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