Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
When Alvin Ho gets scared, he can’t seem to talk … especially at school. Unfortunately, he’s frightened of just about everything, which is really not a good thing when you’re supposed to be a big second-grader! But family and friends – including an eye-patch-wearing feisty little girl named Flea – help him find his voice, Shakespeare curses and all! Delightful, laugh-out-loud-fun indeed!
Review: “TBR’s Editors’ Favorites of 2008,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008
Tidbit: This just in March 30, 2010 … egads! Whitewashing 21st-century style in the Midwest??!! Can this BE more egregious? Scroll down to see the offensive audio version cover!
Readers: Middle Grade