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The Resource Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham

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Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters
Title
Alvin Ho
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allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters
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by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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eng
Summary
When Alvin's father takes him camping to instill a love of nature, like that of their home-town hero Henry David Thoreau, Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything
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Review
  • Gr 2-4 –This second story about Alvin Ho, the boy who is afraid of almost everything, is another delightful look into the life of the timid youngster. In this installment, his fears center around a big upcoming event: camping with his dad. Once again, Look’s dialogue is spot on: she captures the silly, impetuous, jump-from-one-idea-to-the-next quality of a second-grade boy. Alvin’s adventures (like getting trapped in a dishwasher box while pretending to be Houdini, and learning secret camping tricks from his uncle) are charmingly genuine and fun to read. Look’s pitch-perfect descriptions and phrasing add to the overall humor and heart of the story (about his sister, Alvin says, “She’s like a stoplight in the middle of my life and there’s just no avoiding her.”) and her sensitivity to what it means to be a not-quite-normal little boy is right on target. Whimsical illustrations pop up mid-page; Pham’s expressive characters capture the essence of the story. A “Very Scary Glossary” of Alvin’s fears and favorite things is included at the end. There are certain stories kids read and just feel good for having read: this is one of them.–Nicole Waskie, Chenango Forks Elementary, Binghamton, NY --Nicole Waskie (Reviewed July 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 7, p66)
  • The second installment in this series about an effervescent but nerve-wracked second grader will please its fans and appeal to new readers as well. When his father insists on taking him camping, Alvin is quaking in his boots. Sensing his panic, Alvin's older brother, Calvin, orders hundreds of dollars of survival gadgetry on the Internet with their dad's emergency credit card ("This way no one has to spend any money," Calvin explains, "you pay with plastic"). Further support arrives in the form of their uncle's lessons on trap building, and the inevitable comedy of errors that is the actual camping trip leaves Alvin, his little sister, Anibelly, and their dad in a variety of wild binds. While Look certainly embellishes at times for comedic effect, she has created in Alvin a character that is as real as he is irascible, and the tender relationships among the members of the Ho family provide a sturdy backbone for all the silliness. Pham's simple but vibrant line drawings leap off the page. Another triumph for Alvin Ho. (Fiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2009)
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323776
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DLC
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Look, Lenore
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L8682
LC item number
Akt 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pham, LeUyen.
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True
Series statement
Alvin Ho
Series volume
0002
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  • Camping
  • Fear
  • Self-confidence
  • Friendship
  • Chinese Americans
  • Concord (Mass.)
Target audience
juvenile
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allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters
Label
Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
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Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780375857058
Lccn
2008045845
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illustrations
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  • ocn262433358
  • (OCoLC)262433358
Label
Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters, by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
Publication
Copyright
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780375857058
Lccn
2008045845
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn262433358
  • (OCoLC)262433358

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