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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping... by Lenore Look

In Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, second grader and middle child Alvin is afraid of many things, but at the top of his list is going on a camping trip with his dad and little sister. Luckily, he's found his dad's credit card, so he can shop for some protective camping supplies. He also has a powerful Batman ring. Plus, his talented Uncle Dennis (is he really a secret agent?) knows many survival skill tips, including how to start a fire with dryer lint or make a dangle trap to catch prey. So, with his feisty sister Anibelly, his well-meaning father and his new friend Beufeuillet the fourth, Alvin  braves the great outdoors. Will he meet aliens? Starve to death? Maybe have a good time?

Pleasing and expressive black ink illustrations enhance the story. Also try Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and look for the forthcoming Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes.

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