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 darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he's got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he's got his dad, 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"
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Lenore Look is the author of "Ruby Lu, Brave and True, " an ALA Notable Book; "Love As Strong As Ginger, " illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson; and "Henry's First-Moon Birthday, " illustrated by Yumi Heo. She lives in Randolph, New Jersey.
LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children s books. She wrote and illustrated "Big Sister, Little Sister" and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband.
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2009:
"Readers can only hope that Alvin continues to describe in such wonderful detail his many allergic reactions."
Kirkus Reviews, May 19, 2009
"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."