Look, Lenore. Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions. (Alvin Ho series, book 6) Pictures by Pham, LeUyen. Random House Children’s Books, 2014. $15.99. ISBN 978-0-385-36972-5. 163 pgs. 6-10 years of age. Includes glossary. P9/Q8
Another story in the Alvin Ho series. This time Alvin is heading to China and dealing with his fears of flying, heights, being crowded (China has a huge population), and the fear of the unexpected being in another country. The Alvin Ho series is funny and authentic. The story shares about the Great Wall, the Clay Soldiers and references Chinese foods and some Chinese words as well. In the back is a glossary that explains what some of the words mean. Readers will be entertained and also be exposed to Chinese culture.
October 2016 review by Helyn Layton.