The first thing you should know about Alvin Ho, as the book says, is that he is afraid of many things. Elevators. Tunnels. Bridges. Substitute teachers. The dark. Scary movies. Shots. School. Among other things. He's so afraid that he can't speak in school. And he carries a Personal Disaster Kit which contains useful things like "Garlic. For fending off vampires and teachers." The story follows Alvin as he starts second grade and tries to adjust to all the new things he finds. This book will make you laugh out loud, especially when you see him go to his first piano lesson, line up with his classmates to get chicken pox, and watch a scary movie called Alien Babies Land From Space in order to join a "gang." I hope Lenore Look writes more Alvin Ho books! (BTW, since Alvin is Chinese-American, he sometimes uses unfamiliar terms such as "gunggung." If you run across one, you can go to "Alvin Ho's Woeful Glossary" in the back and find out what it means)
WAIT!!!!! I just now found out there IS new one!! It's called Alvin Ho Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. Man!! I'm going to reserve right NOW!!
And now, if the interest of public safety, the Boys Rule Boys Read blog presents a Public Service Anouncement: