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

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

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 has voted in every single presidential election since she turned eighteen. She is the author and illustrator of A Piece of Cake, All the Things I Love About You, and Big Sister, Little Sister. She has illustrated many other picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore. LeUyen lives with her husband and sons in California.