Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances (Paperback)
Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is facing something truly scary: the idea that someone he loves might die. When Alvin's GungGung loses his best friend, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to go with him to the funeral.
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 bestselling and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator LeUyen Pham.
“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post
LeUyen Pham is the award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children. Her picture books include Bear Came Alongby Richard T. Morris, named a Caldecott Honor Book, as well as Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and the Vampirina Ballerina series by Anne Marie Pace. She is also the illustrator of Princess in Black, the New York Times-bestselling middle grade series by Shannon and Dean Hale, and the co-creator, along with Shannon Hale, of the New York Times-bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends. Her most recent author-illustrator book, Outside, Inside, is a recollection of our year in lockdown.
Praise for Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances
“Alvin proves the ideal companion to walk a child through the valley of the shadow….Alvin just keeps getting better and better.”
--Bulletin, starred review
"A fresh entry in what is overall an exceedingly enjoyable series; readers will cheer this latest."
--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.”