Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alvin Ho: Allergic To Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

He CRACKS me up!!   Monday, after a delicious breakfast visit with my blogger friends, my family headed to the library.  While they were looking for their choices, I was thinking of my treasures as I perused the shelves.  I grabbed Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters on the way out.  (I, too, am allergic to camping!)

I began reading it that evening and was laughing hysterically.  My husband (an avid camper who does not read fiction) picked it up and finished it in one sitting. He, too, found humor in this quick read.   I've been raving about it to my class and will bring it to school tomorrow.

Alvin is like Scaredy Squirrel, Moxy Maxwell, and Clementine all rolled in one human form.  He makes lists, plans, and thinks of the worst possible scenarios on every adventure.  Alvin has an imagination that can take him to Mesopotamia during a dream, enlists his uncle for secret survival tips, and persuades his entire recess gang to go "camping" on the playground in their underwear.  I can definitely see my boys and girls laughing hysterical during reading workshop.  Because I think my treasures could identify with Alvin, my next read aloud may be  Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things! 

I'm at the point where Alvin thinks he's in a tornado, when actually it's a thunderstorm.  Gotta go finish it before tomorrow!  Happy Reading!


  1. Too funny! I just picked an Alvin Ho book off a shelf in a teacher's room yesterday and she started telling me about it. I flipped through a few pages and was laughing hysterically! I love his PDK (personal disaster kit)!

  2. Alvin Who??? If Andy read it and enjoyed it, I am reading that book!!!!! Thanks for sharing, Partner!