Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (Hardcover)
Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375857058, 170pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
Here's the second 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 who's afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, 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
LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of the Alvin Ho series, as well as "The Best Birthday Party Ever" by Jennifer LaRue Huget; "Grace for President "by Kelly DiPucchio, a "New York Times" bestseller; and the Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books "Big Sister, Little Sister "and "All the Things I Love About You." LeUyen lives in San Francisco. Learn more at leuyenpham.com.
Praise For Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters…
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2009:
"Readers can only hope that Alvin continues to describe in such wonderful detail his many allergic reactions."
Kirkus Reviews, May 19, 2009
"While Look certainly embellishes at times for comedic effect, she has created in Alvin a character that is as real as he is irascible, and the tender relationships among the members of the Ho family provide a sturdy backbone for all the silliness. Pham’s simple but vibrant line drawings leap off the page. Another triumph for Alvin Ho."