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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (203 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: 9780307941572
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Here's the third book in the hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which is a Kirkus Reviews Best Continuing Series.

Alvin Ho is a boy who’s afraid of everything. For example, what could possibly be so scary about a birthday party? Let Alvin explain:
You might be dressed for bowling . . . but everyone else is dressed for swimming. 
You could get mistaken for the piñata.
You could eat too much cake. 
You could throw up. 
So when Alvin receives an invitation to a party—a girl’s party—how will he ever survive?

Lenore Look’s touching, drop-dead-funny book about an Asian American second grader—with pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham—has tons of boy appeal and is great for reluctant readers. The previous books in the series, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, have received rave reviews. “Alvin’s a winner,” declares the New York Post, and Newsday says, “The novel . . . shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from the hero’s Herculean efforts to manipulate the world around him in his favor, without all the facts at his disposal.” Perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, Alvin Ho perfectly captures the trials and tribulations of boyhood.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsta | 2/20/2014

    " My kids and I listened to a few other Alvin Ho books before this one on CD. They were all delightful. We all enjoy Alvin Ho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christiane | 2/15/2014

    " 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 Anosha | 2/12/2014

    " It was a good book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doc-mok | 1/27/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/26/2014

    " Alvin is a character I love but I really hope Pete does not turn into... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/21/2014

    " So funny! Poor Alvin who is traumatized by everything has to deal with girls and a party! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DaNae | 1/21/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 1/17/2014

    " This one was okay. For me it just wasn't as funny as the previous two, but I still love Alvin Ho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa Carlson | 11/8/2013

    " Adored it, even thought it gets a little Leave It To Beaver at the end. There is something these books share with the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series, wherein parents would do well to consult the parents in these stories rather than the tomes in the child-raising section. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/29/2013

    " Alvin cracks me up! I love how he embraces who he is, and enjoys a good cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 10/23/2013

    " More of the same. Still a lot of fun, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if we had spaced these books out instead of reading them back to back. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 8/22/2013

    " 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 Rachel | 8/17/2013

    " Great addition to the Alvin Ho series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Lee | 8/4/2013

    " For me, Alvin Ho is ho-hum. The various story lines don't hold together and in this one, the farting seemed gratuitous. Gratuitous farting. Who knew I would ever write that?!?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooklynn M. | 10/17/2012

    " When i read Alvin Ho i thought it was ok.But this is a good read for the whole family.Thank you for reading my review.HAPPY READING!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 7/14/2012

    " 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 Sandy | 7/2/2012

    " Another great Alvin Ho book! I would give it 5 stars except I wish that she hadn't used a Native American costume as a plot device. Otherwise, totally wonderful and charming. I am recommending these books to everyone I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 2/1/2012

    " Another cute Alvin story where he has to do the right thing attending a birthday party. He makes many mistakes full of humor. Boys will appreciate the farts and barfs as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 1/19/2012

    " 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? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/2/2011

    " Alvin Ho is back and still afraid of everything. Still funny, even if at times unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shazzer | 7/23/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 6/14/2011

    " It's so hard when you're a little boy and your best friend is a little girl. When two birthday parties happen on the same day, one a boy birthday party and one a girl birthday party, Alvin has a very hard choice to make. "

  • 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.