By Lenore Look
Here is the fourth ebook within the cherished and hilarious Alvin Ho bankruptcy publication 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 somebody he loves may 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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I asked. “GungGung’s age,” said Calvin. GUNGGUNG’S AGE???!!! I sat up. ” I asked. Silence. ” The problem with talking to Calvin at this time is that he can fall asleep just like that. He’s like a video game that switches off by itself. But I am not. I’m afraid of the dark and when the lights go out, I’m as wide-awake as a car with its high beams on. ” I cried, turning on my flashlight and shining it across the room on Calvin. His face looked calm, like bread baking in the machine. “Turn it off,” said Calvin in a sleepy voice.
If the dead person wakes,” Jules continued, “everyone goes to the pub to celebrate and that’s the end of that. ” My ears buzzed. My eyes crossed. The toast and milk in my stomach went up and down. I clutched my PDK, which contains all sorts of useful items for surviving emergency situations, but nothing for waking a dead guy to go to the pub, that’s for sure. ” Flea asked. I shook my head no. “I didn’t think so,” said Flea. “I have. ” I looked sideways at Flea. If there were anyone on the bus that I would have guessed had been to a funeral, it would have been Flea.
Run! If you get to step 4 and you’re still staring at your knees and smelling your brother’s armpit, then it’s time to roll out your down-and-dirty, going-to-get-ugly Plan B. If I had a Plan B. Calvin is the one with the Plan Bs. I only have emergency plans and survival tips—and those were in my PDK (Personal Disaster Kit), which was—cough, choke—on the kitchen floor! I knew that Calvin knew that I knew that he knew that I would’ve died right there in his armpit, if it weren’t for the fact that he had a lot to do.
Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look