Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things - Paperback
Grades 2-4. Second-grader Alvin Ho is determined to make friends, even though he is afraid of any number of things and can't talk at all in school. Episodic chapters feature events at home, at school, and in his Concord, MA, neighborhood. Everyday adventures include being left stranded by his siblings during stretching exercises that leave him upside down in a tree, being sent alone to the scary piano teacher's house, and deciding whether or not to hang out with the classroom bully. Whether they are fearful or brave, kids will smile at Alvin's scrapes and empathize with his concerns.