• Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

  • Alvin Ho #1
  • By: Lenore Look
  • Narrated by: Everette Plen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

By: Lenore Look
Narrated by: Everette Plen
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Publisher's summary

California Young Reader Medal

Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best books

Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices

Indiana Young Hoosier Award

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award

Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Texas Bluebonnet Master List

Virginia Young Readers Program Award

Washington Sasquatch Reading Program

The first audiobook in a hilarious book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant listeners, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences—with a truly unforgettable character—from author Lenore Look and New York Times best-selling and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator LeUyen Pham.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home, Alvin is a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, just like his dad. With the help of his family, can Alvin take on the outside world without letting his fears get the best of him?

©2009 Lenore Look (P)2009 Listening Library

Critic reviews

“A witty glossary and Pham’s simple yet expressive line drawings perfectly complement this appealing story about the refreshingly original, endearing Alvin.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Look's . . . intuitive grasp of children's emotions is rivaled only by her flair for comic exaggeration."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.”—Newsday

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