Title: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things
Author: Lenore Look
Illustrator: LeUyen Pham
Reviewed by Irion T., Grade IV
The main message of the book is, even though things can be tough, you shouldn’t give up.
The book is about a boy named Alvin who is scared of girls, school, and other things.
When school starts Alvin is having a lot of trouble talking in school. While Alvin is trying to set up his desk a girl named Flea asked him if he wanted to be desk buddies. Alvin was afraid to talk in class so he couldn’t tell her no. So they end up being desk buddies anyway.
The story’s setting is mostly in Alvin’s back yard. Alvin’s backyard has a tree and a garden hose. The time is the present time.
One main character in the book is Alvin’s brother Calvin. Calvin starts out being mean to Alvin, but ends up being nice to him. Calvin reminds me of my cousin who used to be mean but is now nice.
The pictures give me an image of what is happening in the book. The illustrations help tell the story because they show exactly what’s happening as it happens.
I recommend this book because it’s a really fun book to read. And it’s a good book to read because the characters are silly. The book also has a good message.
I rate this book a 5 because I really want my own copy.
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