Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-Made Catastrophes

Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-Made Catastrophes Cover

Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-Made Catastrophes

By Lenore Look; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375863356, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

Description
Here's the third 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 Ho, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of "everything." For example, what could possibly be so scary about a birthday party? Let Alvin explain:
You might be dressed for bowling . . . but everyone else is dressed for swimming.
You could get mistaken for the pinata.
You could eat too much cake.
You could throw up.
So when Alvin receives an invitation to a party a "girl s" party how will he ever survive?
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.


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.