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Arlo Needs Glasses Hardcover – May 22, 2012
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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!
I wear glasses. My dad wears glasses. So does my husband and just about everyone in his family. My kids will probably wear them too. I still remember my first pair of glasses and how awful they were. I refused to wear them. I preferred to fail science than to wear those tortoise shell coke bottles. It is such a horrible feeling for kids. Arlo Needs Glasses handles the life changing event of getting glasses in a fun way, which makes the young readers realize that wearing glasses isn't so bad. (Did I also mention that this book promotes reading as a fun past time too? Bonus!)
This is a very fun read for younger kids. As I read it to my son (and he read it to me and my mom), we had fun playing with all the interactive pages. (Our favorite was trying different style glasses on Arlo and reading all the funny dog related book titles.) Next time you are at the library, check this one out! It won't disappoint.
The phoropter page is my daughter's favorite page...in fact, her optometrist was stunned when a 4-year-old matter-of-factly declared that she wanted to look into her phoropter.
What I like most about this book is how it focuses on the positives on wearing glasses...something you really need to do when you have a very young child that needs to wear glasses. While I see the place for books that bring up the negative aspects (kids making fun of you), I didn't want that message to be sent to my daughter at the stage. She wears her glasses without any resistance whatsoever, and genuinely loves the way they look. Nobody makes fun of her at pre-school...it just never comes up.
I whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone who has a young child that needs to wear specs. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm very thankful for this book. It helped to prepare my then 13 month old for glasses. It was so great, that I ordered a second book for my son's daycare class.Published 25 days ago by Casey H
We got this for our 2yr old when we found out he needed glasses. He LOVES this book & so does our older daughter (who doesn't need glasses but finds the book so interesting). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is great for any child especially for one who needs glasses,but even for kids who don't.The story is great explaining why someone might need glasses,and helps a kid... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eileen
A young friend needed to get glasses and she was unhappy and resistant. The book has helped. SHe liked that it was interactive.Published 3 months ago by susan j turner
When we found out that my son was getting glasses at 3 years old we were anxious. His Grandma sent us this book, and it made the transition to glasses so much easier. Read morePublished 3 months ago by j
It's a really cute book. My son just got glasses and is not wanting to wear them. I thought this might help.Published 3 months ago by Momof2Indiana
Cutest book ever!! Especially perfect for a young child like mine getting his first pair of glasses. We LOVE this book!!!Published 4 months ago by Molly leck