Tuesday, February 23, 2010

book talk tuesday

ALVIN HO by Lenore Look

ALVIN HO IS an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad.

My Thoughts: This book is hilarious! I love the joie de vivre illustration by Leuyam Pham and Alvin is such a great character. Perfect example of a multicultural book where the race of the character is not an issue--where the story is about a character that just happens to be Asian. Don't miss Lenore Look's Ruby Lu books either.