Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

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Alvin Ho is back, and this time he’s facing his biggest fear: The Great Outdoors.

Alvin Ho 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.

Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny chapter book about an Asian-American second grader—with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham—is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal.

Children's Literature

Alvin Ho is scared of just about everything but particularly of being in the woods. When his father suggests a camping trip, Alvin is horrified and elicits advice from his brother, Calvin, and his younger sister, Annibelly. Calvin and Alvin place an internet order for necessary camping supplies including the world's best flashlight and pay with Dad's emergency credit card, not thinking of the consequences. Uncle Dennis arrives and teaches Alvin survival skills and the importance of his Batman ring. The planned trip to bond father and son does not go as planned. Annibelly demands to go along. She and Alvin manage to cause much trouble including setting a trap which captures their father, leaving him hanging upside down from a tree, but in the end, bonds are formed, friendships are made, and valuable lessons are learned. Young boys, in particular, will enjoy the humorous antics and illustrations. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson

Authors : Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham

Publisher : Random House Children's Books

Published Year : June 2009

Edition : Reprint

Format : Hardcover - Hardcover, 176 pages

Subject : Children - Fiction & Literature, Fiction - People, Places & Cultures

Dimensions : 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

ISBN : 0375857052

ISBN13 : 9780375857058


Overview :

Here's the second book in the hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which is a Kirkus Reviews Best Continuing Series.

Alvin Ho 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.

Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny chapter book about an Asian-American second grader-with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham-is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal.