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Reviewers: Elaine Grade 4, Bonnie Brewer Elsayed elementary school
librarian, Canadian International School of Beijing
Book: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars and Other Bumps in the
Night by Lenore Look
Category: Middle Readers (Grades 3-5)
Elaine writes: "I read Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars and Other Bumps in the Night. It inspired me to read other books in the series. It was so funny, and I really liked the way how Alvin thinks. His ideas are very funny."
Brewer Elsayed writes: "My first selection was Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars and Other Bumps in the Night, and what a great way to begin my journey through the Panda Awards books! In this book, we follow Alvin through the highs and lows as he waits for his new brother or sister to be born. I loved
Alvin’s unique view on the world around him and his reaction to the chaos
will tickle your funny bone."
Overview: 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.
Publishers overview via Amazon.com