Naughty Mabel Sees It All

LANE, Nathan & . illus. by Dan Krall. 48p. S. & S. Oct. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481430241.
PreS-Gr 2—With an aptitude for drama and excellent vocabulary, Mabel returns for more misadventures. The French bulldog warns readers that the trouble that follows is really not her fault. It turns out that the pup's problems are caused by her need for glasses. It's no surprise that Mabel welcomes a new opportunity to accessorize, but her parents decide that contacts are more practical for an active girl like her. Lessons learned: "sleepovers are potentially fraught with danger," "life is full of surprises," and young ones can always count on their friends and family "to help [them] out when [they] don't see things clearly." The lively digital artwork is perfect for the lighthearted tone.
VERDICT An enjoyable read-aloud; kids may gain a more positive perspective on sporting spectacles from the story as well.

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