Top positive review
A thoughtful and funny approach to a difficult topic
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2016
We also reviewed the 5th book in the Alvin Ho series (Allergic to Babies, Burglars, etc.), which is my 6-year-old's favourite. This one (Allergic to Dead Bodies, etc.) is my personal favourite, though my kid also enjoyed it as well. What I appreciated about the book was that it treated the subject of death and aging in a sensitive -- yet hilarious -- fashion. I also very much enjoyed the way the main conflict in the book was resolved (Alvin was afraid to go to his grandfather's friend's funeral) and found the ending very moving. And, as always, we enjoy Alvin's neuroticism and quirkiness. Again, please note that there is a glossary in the back of the book that explains in a humourous way various concepts, including Chinese cultural concepts, so you should consult the glossary while you read the book. We look forward to future installments in the Alvin Ho series.