May 1, 2009
May 1, 2009
Here's the first 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, is afraid of everything?elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He?s so afraid of school that, while he? s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he?s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad.
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.
Alvin Ho is a shy second-grader who lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Alvin has many fears in life, among them elevators, tunnels, wasabi, and, most of all, speaking up at school--in fact, he's never once uttered a word in class. Episodic chapters take readers along as Alvin makes his way through the school year during which he must face such adventures as piano lessons with an intimidating teacher, encounters with the class bully, and meetings with his psychotherapist. Will any of these experiences help Alvin overcome his nervousness about speaking in public? Occasional brushed artwork illustrations accompany the text of this chapter book.
- Online Item #: 12230783
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-0923
- ISBN: 9780375849305
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported