Synopses & Reviews
Every child who wears glasses will know just how Arlo feels, and will feel better because of it. And every parent will want that child to know that glasses are cool and fun and enable us to do the things we want to do. Take Arlo: Hes a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he cant. He cant see the ball anymore. He needs glasses!
In this inventive, interactive picture book created by Barney Saltzberg, the bespectacled author of Beautiful Oops!, who charms young readers and their parents with a perfect light touch and joyful spirit, kids get to do just what Arlo does to solve his problem. They read an eye chart, look through a fold-out phoropter (that big machine optometrists use), and try on different pairs of glasses—movie star glasses! superhero glasses! mad scientist glasses! And they interact with Arlo as he rediscovers how to be the best ball-catcher in the neighborhood and picks up a new favorite pastime along the way—reading! One out of five school-age children needs glasses. Arlo will show them just how lucky they are.
"In this chunky pop-up book, Arlo, a shaggy yellow dog, requires a trip to the optometrist after he has trouble playing catch with his bespectacled owner. Saltzberg introduces the process of getting glasses in bright, funny pictures with tabs, foldouts, and other features. A tab changes an eye chart from clear letters ('This is how the chart looked to me') to blurry ones ('This is how it looked to Arlo'). Saltzberg's candid and encouraging tone should ease readers into their first pair of specs. Ages 3 up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, A Little Bit of Oomph, Good Egg and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series. Additionally, he’s recorded four albums of songs for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.