Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
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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 piñata.
• 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
LENORE LOOK is the author of Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, both of which received starred reviews and were named to Kirkus' annual best books list. She's also the author of the Ruby Lu chapter books, both of which were named ALA Notable Books. Lenore is the author of several picture books, including Polka Dot Penguin Pottery.
LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of The Best Birthday Party Ever, by Jennifer LaRue Huget; Kelly Dipucchio's Grace for President, a New York Times bestseller; Julianne Moore's Freckleface Strawberry; and God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She is the author and illustrator of Big Sister, Little Sister, a Child Magazine Best Book. Learn more at leuyenpham.com.