Kids Book Review: Arlo Needs Glasses

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Arlo Needs Glasses
Workman/Thomans Allen and Sons
age 3-5, 5-8
by Barney Saltzberg
24 pages

Synopsis from Thomans Allen and Sons:

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: He’s a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he can’t. He can’t see the ball anymore. He needs glasses!

I have worn glasses since I was an infant so they seem completely natural to me; however, that’s not the case with most kids. Wearing glasses can make a child feel different when they are working hard to try and fit in. Arlo Needs Glasses illustrates in a fun and interactive way that glasses can be fun and full of character but more importantly they enable you to do things you enjoy, like reading books and playing with your friends.

My five year old daughter loved Arlo Needs Glasses, with it’s sliding panels and movable elements. She especially loved trying the different pairs of glasses on Arlo (and even on herself). Arlo Needs Glasses is a great book to help a child get comfortable with the idea that they may need glasses.

You can find a copy of Arlo Needs Glasses by visiting your local book store or visiting Thomas Allen and Sons. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Thomas Allen and Sons for my review copy.


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