51e7imzbjjl_sl500_aa240_The cover of The Looking Book by P.K. Hallinan is so cute, I couldn’t wait to open it up. A mommy insists that her boys stop watching TV and go outside to play. But the boys resist until Mommy gives them “lookers,” special glasses that she promises will help the boys see things like they’ve never seen them before. (This got me excited to read on.)

The first thing the boys notice are the green, green leaves on a tree, followed by marching bugs, twigs, rocks and much more. From the smell of roses to a purring kitten, these boys really have a great time exploring their yard. It’s so much more fun that just watching TV! Best of all, in the end they discover something important about their “lookers.” Artist,
Patrice Barton’s wonderful illustrations are perfect for this book. Author P.K. Hallinan has more than 8 million books in print, and loves to inspire young readers and teach them about life values. He does exactly that in The Looking Book.

dsc_0024-300x217Debbie Glade is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for WanderingEducators.com. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com.

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