Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Things by Lenore Look. From the moment you meet him, Alvin Ho makes you laugh out loud. He’s afraid of everything. This means he carries around a PDK (personal disaster kit) containing items such as garlic for scaring off vampires and masks for keeping away girls. The problem is since he’s too scared to speak in school, a GIRL volunteered to be his desk buddy. Even worse, she’s made “The Book on Alvin”–all about him!! Now Alvin has decided he’s allergic to both school and girls. What is he going to do? I highly recommend this book. The audio is great but so is the book with all its amusing illustrations. Whatever format you choose, you are certain to love Alvin.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head