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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
by Lenore Look
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1.What is Alvin Ho afraid of? What are you afraid of?
2.What is Alvin’s alter ego? What are Firecracker Man’s superpowers?
3.Why do you think Alvin can’t talk at school?
4.What is a PDK? What would you put in your very own Personal Disaster Kit? What is in Alvin’s PDK?
5.Do you think Calvin’s stretching exercises will really make Alvin taller? Do you think it’s important to be the same height as someone to be friends? Why or why not?
6.How did Alvin end up being desk buddies with Flea?
7.What is The Book on Alvin?
8.What do you know about the American Revolution? Why does Alvin think it’s exciting?
9.What is Alvin’s favorite class in school? What is your favorite class?
10.Why are all sicknesses not created equal? Which ones can get you out of school? Which ones can’t?
11.Why did everyone visit Jules’ house while he/she was out sick? What happened two weeks later?
12.What is Johnny Astro?
13.Why did Alvin take his dad’s Johnny Astro? What happened to it?
14.What made Alvin’s dad cry? What makes you cry?
15.Why did Alvin start taking piano lessons?
16.Who lived in Concord, Massachusetts? Are the dead authors really still living in their houses? Why does Alvin think so?
17.Who did Alvin think Miss Emily, his piano teacher, was? Why?
18.What is a psychotherapist? Why does Alvin see one?
19.What was the first thing Alvin ever said to his psychotherapist? Why was this a bad thing?
20.Why did Alvin’s dad take him out for ice cream after his therapy session, even though he used Shakespearean curses on his therapist?
21.How did Alvin try to make friends? How did it backfire?
22.Do you like scary movies? Why or why not?
23.How did Anibelly save the day? What happened to Pinky?
24.Why did Alvin take Calvin’s rookie cards back from Pinky? What would you have done?
25.What does Flea have in her backyard? Have you ever made a volcano?
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