I sat in the emergency room because my fiance has a hernia and I looked up to see the pain scale on the wall. I immediately thought of Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night. If you are a teacher and haven’t read this book by Lenore Look, you definitely should. It is one of five, I think, that are written from the point of view of Alvin, a boy is who is scared of everything. In this specific book his mother is pregnant and he has a sympathetic pregnancy. He ends up seeing a pain scale and decides that it is not at all accurate – it doesn’t go nearly high enough. So, he makes up his own scale that goes much higher than 10 with hilarious equivalents for each number of the scale.