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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lenore Look Narrator: Everette Plen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alvin Ho Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780307941589
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The fourth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers!

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.

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday

“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January 1, 2012:
    “Alvin proves the ideal companion to walk a child through the valley of the shadow… Alvin just keeps getting better and better.”

  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2011:
    "A fresh entry in what is overall an exceedingly enjoyable series; readers will cheer this latest."

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed this fourth Alvin Ho story as much as the first book and much more than the second and third. A very welcomed return to form! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 1/27/2014

    " I really like these books by Lenore Look! They are great laugh out loud reads! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 1/16/2014

    " Alvin Ho is fantastic! I love learning new cultural things myself while reading to my boys "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/15/2014

    " A good intro to funerals/death for kids who haven't experienced any of that yet. Not sure how it would fly with a kid who just lost a grandparent though. As always, humourous and clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/31/2013

    " I love this accessible/acceptable series by Lenore Look about an angst ridden young boy Alvin Ho. This is the fourth in the series but clearly the funniest as Alvin copes with death and funerals. The chapters are structure well for foreshadowing surprising turns of events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/26/2013

    " A couple of laugh-out-loud moments, and way better than #3, but at this point I'm feeling kind of over it. I feel like both Alvin and I are getting too old for this. Which is sort of sad, but still. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/3/2013

    " I LOVE ALVIN HO. I love all four Alvin Ho books that have been published so far. I delight in reading them out loud to my family members (regardless of whether they would rather be watching TV or reading their own books). I can't recommend Lenore Look enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/1/2013

    " We read this one out loud as a family and again we had laughs; the adults had some tears too. I think the story is a good introduction to death for young readers; the importance of relationship and what we should spend more time on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne DeWitt | 11/8/2013

    " What a fantastic book! I can't wait to read more in the series. So inspiring for a piece I'm working on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Old_airman | 9/26/2013

    " Wonderful. I laughed outloud so many times, I lost count. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 4/21/2013

    " I love Alvin and his classmates and his family. The plot was a bit predictable, but Look does a wonderful job of handling the themes of life and death in a way that is complex and accessible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 3/5/2013

    " I love Alvin Ho! He has fears that real children can relate to and he makes admirable decisions in the end. It makes a great read aloud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/20/2012

    " This might be the best Alvin Ho to date! Such a great short chapter book series and excellent audiobooks, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Carlson | 12/20/2012

    " My personal favorite Alvin Ho book. What gets creepier than death? Alvin's mute button gets activated like crazy in this tale, and kids (and me) will understand (for once!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamsyn | 10/26/2012

    " This was one of the strongest and funniest books in the Alvin Ho series -- consistently high quality and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 9/4/2011

    " Maybe the best one yet. And a definite must-read for kids who are encountering death for the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 8/2/2011

    " A funny insightful book about the conflicts children of immigrant families face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 7/1/2011

    " I still love Alvin Ho. In this book, Alvin has to deal with the death of one of his Gung-gung's friends. But that's not the worst of it - because of his inability to speak at school a terrible misunderstanding takes place. In the end, Alvin finds out that he's stronger than he thinks he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 allysther | 6/16/2011

    " When i returned this book to the library, I made sure to recommend it to the librarian. It has the perfect blend of American history, Chinese culture, and little kid anxiety. Great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/8/2011

    " Not as good as the first one, but the same enjoyable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 2/18/2011

    " I <3 Alvin Ho. And LeUyen Pham for creating him. It is difficult to find a sentence that ISN'T funny in this third volume in the Alvin Ho series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shazzer | 11/1/2010

    " Poor Alvin. Being stalked by dead Louisa May Alcott clones. What's a boy to do? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc-mok | 10/29/2010

    " Alvin is adorable (I think I like him even more than my 8 year old does) and the pictures really make the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 10/16/2010

    " As an avid Alvin Ho fan, I found this one extremely disappointing. Alvin's child-like ramblings seem forced and the use of Indian (over and over and over and over) again was disturbing. Is the author unaware that the term "Indian" is seen by some as pejorative?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christiane | 10/12/2010

    " The third in this series is just as great as the first two. I love Alvin and his family! This is a great series to recommend to kids who are struggling with their own fears, or who just like really funny books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DaNae | 10/4/2010

    " Funniest school picture scene ever! Alvin, how I adore you. "

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About the Narrator

Everette Plen is an actor and audiobook narrator. He has appeared in Disney’s Really Short Shorts, Criminal Minds, ER, and television commercials. His extensive voice-over work includes readings of Mark Goldblatt’s Twerp, Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho series, and many other titles for young readers.