by Lenore Look (Author) Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
Here's the sixth 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 taking his fears to a whole new level--or should we say, continent. On a trip to introduce brand-new baby Ho to relatives in China, Alvin's anxiety is at fever pitch. First there's the harrowing 16-hour plane ride; then there's a whole slew of cultural differences to contend with: eating lunch food for breakfast, kung fu lessons, and acupuncture treatment (yikes!). Not to mention the crowds that make it easy for a small boy to get lost.
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
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Gr 2-4--Alvin Ho is back--this time on vacation with his family in China. Alvin isn't so sure about this trip. From the 16-hour plane ride to a fear of being squashed in a massive crowd of people, the boy must struggle with and overcome various anxieties. Told from the nervous protagonist's point of view, the story will have readers laughing at some of the bizarre circumstances Alvin gets himself into. Look spins a thread of Chinese culture throughout this lighthearted story, and readers are taken through famous historical sights. By the end, readers will walks away with a bit of knowledge of China and its culture. A delightful and engaging addition to this refreshingly multicultural chapter book series.--Diana Wireman, Russell-McDowell Intermediate School, Flatwoods, KYCopyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.