In this inventive, interactive (and now revised) 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 lift-the-flap 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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-06-11
- Reviewer: Staff
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)