My granddaughter, Kristen, loves books. When she got Arlo Needs Glasses, she read it many times.
When we were reading the story, I wasn't sure if she would understand why Arlo couldn't see and how glasses could help. Well, she understood fine.
Later, as Kristen was showing her book to her brother's friend, she went page-by-page explaining how Arlo likes to play catch with his ball. But, he was missing the ball a lot because he couldn't see it very well.
Arlo had to go to the doctor (optometrist) and have his eyes checked. He saw everything blurry on the eye chart. So did Kristen, because she took the test with Arlo. Then, they both had to look through a fold-out phoropter.
Finally, Arlo and Kristen tried on glasses until they found the best pair. Now, Arlo can see and he can catch his ball again. She loves the interaction of the book.
As we got to the end of the book, Kristen was overjoyed at what else Arlo can now do with his new glasses. It is her favorite part of the story.
Every child who wears glasses will know how Arlo feels, and will feel better because of it. And, you can show your kids glasses are cool. And, how much they can really help.
This book is a winner. Kristen and I give it five paws each.
Pet photos can be funny. Especially when people dress their pets and have them do silly things. But, have you ever put glasses on your pet?
Now, because of Barney Saltzberg's, Arlo Needs Glasses (Workman, July 1, 2012, for ages 3+) and "My Dog Needs Glasses!", you can win a copy of Arlo Needs Glasses in a Pinterest photo contest. Workman Publishing is giving away five autographed copies of the book.
Let's see your dog in glasses! Share a funny photo of your dog wearing glasses on Pinterest for a chance to win a signed copy of Arlo Needs Glasses.
To enter, pin your photo to the "My Dog Needs Glasses!" Pinterest board. Be silly, but promise to not put your pup through too much embarrassment. Five photos with the most likes and re-pins by July 31, will win an autographed book, so hurry and get some help.
Watch the trailer of Barney's dog, Arlo reading, Arlo Needs Glasses. It is so cute.