Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.
- Alvin is frightened of many things. What are you frightened of? Make a list of those things. Share your list with a parent.
- Alvin's sister Anibelly is a terrific partner. She helps him keep his cool. What character in another story also helps someone? Use a Venn diagram. How are they like Anibelly? How are they different? Share your diagram with a parent.
- Calvin uses his father's credit card without permission. Even though Calvin was trying to help, there needs to be a punishment. What should that punishment be? Discuss this with a parent.
- Some of the greatest joys of camping are being out in nature: looking at the stars, fishing, being in the woods, etc. With a parent's help, research what you can do to help the environment, and keep it clean and healthy for all of us.
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Alvin has many rules and is very good at analyzing what he needs to feel better. Do you have similar rules in life? Do you think about how you can change your ways in order to make your life better? Watch this video on school hacks in order to see how you can make life easier!