Arlo Needs Glasses
By Barney Saltzberg
About The Book:
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.
I sat down with my 3 year old to read her this very cute story that is told through a very imaginative and interactive pop up book. As we turned the pages my daughter was so excited to see what would come next. I really appreciated that even though the book was fun to read it also ended with the thought that Arlo likes to read. It is important to encourage children to enjoy reading and I felt that the author did an excellent job of teaching that. This is by far one of the best books for children that I have seen in awhile, it kept my daughter interested for much longer then other books. Her favorite part of the book was putting on the many different glasses Arlo had to try on. I highly recommend it.
I just wanted to add that the illustrations, the book's vibrant color and size, all add to it's appeal.. The many interactive components will delight and instruct a child, giving them a love for books in general and a curiosity that will fuel their love of reading. We are happy to give this book our highest rating - 5 Stars!
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