Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal by Lenore Look

By Lenore Look

Here is the fourth publication within the cherished and hilarious Alvin Ho bankruptcy booklet sequence, which has been in comparison to Diary of a Wimpy child and is ideal for starting and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American moment grader who is petrified of everything, is dealing with whatever actually frightening: the concept anyone he loves could die. whilst Alvin's GungGung loses his ally, Alvin (gulp) volunteers to compliment him to the funeral.

From Lenore glance and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching sequence with a very unforgettable character.

“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy child the humor that stems from attempting to control the world.” —Newsday

“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post

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It will start at my desk; then I will get up and walk through the rooms of my house, wailing and howling as if I have lost someone dear to me and I am looking for them. It is only when this happens that I know for certain that my book is finished. During the writing of this book, this strange weeping happened TWICE before I got to the end. Each time was when Alvin nudged me awake enough to glimpse life, real life, for a brief second—and it was beautiful, so beautiful that I wept. And it was then that I realized why I weep at the end of a book.

She’s four and she’s my sister. She messes with my things, eats my food, drinks my chocolate milk and generally gets in my way. If I didn’t mention earlier that she was also in my room with me and Calvin, it’s on account of she’s always there, like a piece of furniture. And I’d learned in writing class that you don’t necessarily have to mention the furniture every time. “Calvin wasn’t talking to you,” I said. ” “But I know how to draw real good,” said Anibelly. I was this close to thumping Anibelly.

I think my dad was swearing at himself in Shakespeare, which is the kind of cursing they used to do in the old days when they had time to really use bad language instead of four-lettered words. ” Silence. Interrupting my dad when he’s underneath Louise is never a good idea. It’s like holding dynamite and asking for a match. So Calvin and I just stood there and listened for a while, not saying a word. Then my dad’s cell phone rang. Clank! went something heavy. ” screamed my dad. Silence. “Hello,” he mumbled, sounding annoyed.

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