• Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions

  • Alvin Ho, Book 6
  • By: Lenore Look
  • Narrated by: Everette Plen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alvin and his family visit China in the hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

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.

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’s a winner." (New York Post)

©2014 Lenore Look (P)2020 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)

"Alvin just keeps getting better and better.” (Bulletin, starred review)

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