Fall in Love with Alvin Ho

Today I have a book that will make you fall in love with Alvin Ho.  Over the years I have reviewed several books in this series and each one is as good as the next.  Somehow it seemed like a good time to remind you of this delightful early chapter book series.  For kids struggling with any fears or concerns, Alvin has got you covered.  He is probably one the most neurotic yet charming characters in kid lit.

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Title: Alvin Hofall in love with alvin ho
Author: Lenore Look
Target: Grade 2-3
Series: Yes

What this book is about:
Alvin Ho is afraid of everything: elevators, tunnels, substitute teachers, wasabi, shots and school. In fact when he is at school he can’t seem to talk at all. In this book Alvin tries to face his fears and find friends, with very funny and clever results.

Why I love this book:
Alvin is a wonderful character and the author has given us a rare glimpse into how his brain works! Despite being afraid of everything, he is intelligent and clever. His absolute innocence makes him even funnier as he curses in Shakespearian verse and puts together his PDK (personal disaster kit!) This book is so well done, and I am always impressed when books at this level can create complete characters who have charm and humor.

Who this book is for:
This book is for children who are comfortable with chapter books. There are illustrations throughout, but the pages are substantive so they will be overwhelming for a child just starting chapter books.

Final thoughts:
Alvin Ho is a boy you should get to know!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.

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