What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Alvin Ho! Love this kid!

I am embarrassed to admit that even though Alvin Ho been around since 2008 with this first book, Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things, I just read this now!  What a wonderful, wonderful series.  Alvin Ho is incredible.  He is loving and kind and normal!  Which means he does get into a lot of jams.  But man...this is a great book.  Alvin is a second grader, but I think that kids all the way up through fourth grade would love him.  Even kids who are 42, like me.  The thing about Alvin is that he is afraid, and therefore claims to be allergic to pretty much everything.  He goes to a psychotherapist to help with his fears.  I love it that he thinks that a psychotherapist is a psycho that helps you with your problems.  He is a smart kid!  He's an Asian-American so there a lot of neat things to learn about the culture.  What a great, great series.  As you will see, I am already on the fourth one now!

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