Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

By Lenore Look; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375870330, 183pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

Description
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.
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.