Calvin, Look Out! {Book Review}

January 26, 2015

Calvin, Look Out! {Book Review}

January 26, 2015

Calvin, Look Out!

Birds of a feather may flock together, but Calvin is not like the rest of his starling flock. It’s easy to see why: this bright birdie always has his break in a book. One day it becomes clear to Calvin that things look a little… well, unclear.

A nifty pair of eyeglasses brings the world back into focus, but now Calvin is the only bespectacled starling. After getting teased about his new glasses, he sets off into the woods and finds himself in trouble. Can this book-smart bird use what he’s learned in order to save himself?

Written by Jennifer Berne

Illustrated by Keith Bendis

Published by Sterling Children’s Books

ISBN: 9781454909101

Sterling Children's Book - Calvin Look Out!

Calvin, Look Out!: A Bookworm Birdie Gets Glasses

Calvin is a bookworm birdie who loves to curl up in his favourite corner of the library and enjoy a good book or two. The thing is recently he has found that he is finding the words a little blurry, the librarian suggested that maybe he needs some glasses to help him see better. After a visit to the opticians Calvin has a pair of spectacles to wear to help him see where he is going and read books. The problem is that Calvin is the only bird to have glasses and all his cousins laugh at him.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

This book helps tell the tale of a little bird who needs help of glasses to see the world clearer. How it feels when he is teased for wearing glasses, and how he helped others who also needed to wear glasses but never knew. I feel the book helps both children who need to where glasses themselves and also those who’s parents, siblings or friends where glasses.

Price and Availability

Available from Amazon and all other good book retailers with a £9.9 RRP.

Giveaway

Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have an additional copy of Calvin, Look Out! to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter simply leave a comment telling me what your favourite children’s book is, then comment the Gleam widget below:

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Disclosure: We received two copies of Calvin, Look Out! FOC for the purpose of review and a giveaway prize.

138 Comments

  • Ashleigh Allan January 26, 2015 at 7:04 am

    I have lots but probably my favourite is the tiger who came to tea!

  • emma walters January 26, 2015 at 7:29 am

    we are really enjoying the fox in the dark at the moment

  • kim neville January 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

    My son really loves me reading him all the Pip and Posy books

  • Alison Johnson January 26, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Not necessarily a book but more a series & that would be Mog. The books are just so good it would be hard to pick just one as we have & regularly read them all.

  • Christine Lockley January 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

    We love book, so its hard to just pick one – our current faves are the “Winnie the Witch” books – great characters and great illustrations as well as a great story

  • Tim Woolfenden January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Would love this for the kids

  • Becca Staples January 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

    We love The Stickman x

  • Sally MacNaughtan January 26, 2015 at 10:06 am

    My favourite children’s book is “Black Beauty”.

  • elaine dale January 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    love any fairy tale

  • lara davis January 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

    The Faraway Tree xx

  • jumpingmuffin January 26, 2015 at 11:39 am

    meg and mog

  • iain maciver January 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

    great giveaway, perfect for the kids

  • Spencer Broadley January 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    To start with The Secret Seven series, then Famous Five

  • Maxine Owen January 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Dr Seuss books

  • Marie B January 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Green Eggs and Ham

  • Jessica Powell January 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Pollyanna is my favourite

  • Eva Appleby January 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Lovely animated book x

  • laura stewart January 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    i like the peter rabbit book

  • karen January 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    When The Dragons Came

  • Elaine Savage January 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Peace at Last

  • Ms Suan Watts January 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Peter Pan is my favourite

  • Paula Barker January 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    The Mr Men books, they make my son chuckle!

  • Barry Page January 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Danny the Champion of the World

  • Angela Fitzjohn January 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, I have read it to all of my children and we all really enjoy it.

  • Karen Barrett January 26, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    The Railway Children

  • kirsty lowde January 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I loved harry potter as a child

  • Corinne Henson January 26, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Where the wild things are 🙂

  • Lynsey Buchanan January 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love the Stick Man book

  • Michaela Hannah January 26, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    The tiger who came to tea

  • Samantha R January 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    the jolly postman

  • Victoria N January 26, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    The very Hungry Catapillar – its a classic!

  • gemma brown January 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    has to be the gruffalo. All 3 of my boys love it

  • Anthony Harrington January 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    as a child mine were The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • laura banks January 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    i used to love a book called mervyn the mouse

  • Hannah January 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    The folk of the Faraway tree, Enid Blyton. Brilliant.

  • lynn heath January 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    We love a book called One Ted Falls out of Bed

  • Emma January 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Harry potter is good for older children but the hungry caterpillar is a must for younger ones.

  • Jennifer Toal January 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    The gruffalo is a big hit

  • Delwen Johnson January 26, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden

  • Angela McDonald January 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Elmer is my favourite! It’s so fun to read together

  • rachel eades January 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    The gruffalo. It’s such an amazing book and both my kids love it xx

  • Rich Tyler January 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Meg And Mog 🙂

  • Rafflecopter and Gleam competitions January 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  • Paul Walsh January 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    “Dear Monster” was my fave book

  • Jana Harwood January 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    meg and mog

  • Hekna January 27, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Not now Bernard!

  • Stacey M January 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I used to love a book called The Jolly Postman, in fact I still do 😛 I just loved being nosey & opening all the letters and reading every last bit of detail on them lol 🙂 xx

  • Corinne Peat January 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    The Gruffalo is our favourite

  • Lorraine Tinsley January 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Ten Little Pirates

  • Laura Loo January 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

    The hungry caterpillar was my favourite when I was little

  • Helen January 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    My favourite book must be Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss 🙂

  • Jackie ONeill January 31, 2015 at 5:49 am

    The Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

  • claire woods February 1, 2015 at 9:12 am

    the Mr Men books.

  • Ella L February 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I love you to the moon and back

  • Michelle Banks February 1, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    room on the broom

  • Kay Lou Smith February 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

    We love Stick Man 🙂

  • Holly S February 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

  • MichelleD February 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    The Magic Faraway tree!

  • michelle pierce February 5, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  • kayleigh Bates February 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Naughty Amelia Jane

  • Julie Ward February 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Anything to do with Thomas Tank

  • Natalie Gaff February 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Sofia the first collection

  • emma falvi February 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Guess How much I love You

  • Angela treadway February 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Little pip x

  • katie skeoch February 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Winnie the Pooh

  • Chris Andrews February 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    definitely The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Paula Readings February 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Enid Blyton’s bedtime stories.

  • Monika S February 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    my son is into \Horrid Henry, secret seven and Tom Gates

  • Monica Gilbert February 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I loved the Little House series growing up.

  • Rebecca Phillips February 9, 2015 at 12:35 am

    i love the spot the dog and elmer books

  • Catherine February 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I love the sound of this story, great to help a child who needs glasses 🙂

    #readwithme

  • janine atkin February 9, 2015 at 10:05 am

    the lion the witch and the wardrobe

  • chantelle hazelden February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

    We have this book and absolutely love it 🙂 thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

  • Kimberley Dodd February 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Snow White and the seven dwarfs. I even had them painted on my wall x

  • Liam Bishop February 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The Gruffalo is my favorite now. I used to like Fantastic Mr Fox when I was little 🙂

  • amyangelmouse February 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Laura Pritchard February 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

  • charlotte arnott February 9, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Not Now Bernard

  • Lea February 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, my son loves it!

  • Sarah Lambert February 9, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    The stick man 🙂

  • jayne underwood February 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    the very hungry caterpillar

  • Fiona B February 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    The worst witch

  • Solange February 10, 2015 at 4:12 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • jodie w February 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Peace at Last, by Allan Ahlberg

  • Kristy Brown February 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Guess How Much I Love

  • Helen Allan February 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Not Now Bernard

  • Emma Howard February 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    The BFG by Roald Dahl

  • Catherine McAlinden February 10, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Room on the Broom

  • Ellie Spider February 11, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Dr Seuss – The Cat in the Hat

  • Cheryl Kean February 11, 2015 at 11:09 am

    the adventures of mr pink whistle

  • charlotte Rawlins February 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    The gruffalo 🙂 x

  • Eleanor Powell February 11, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Guess How Much I love You

  • Linda F McGarrigle February 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    The Gruffalo is amongst my many faves mainly because the girls join in with the story it really engages them x

  • chris parham February 11, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    stig of the dump

  • Hannah Igoe February 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    My favourite book is Calvin can’t fly and I had no idea that there is another book about Calvin, my kids will be very excited!

  • Eileen Tingle February 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Wanted a King by Maggie Brown (sorry but it’s over a hundred years old – it was my granny’s favorite book in the late 1800’s)

  • Kate Cass February 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Loads of fave books really, hungry caterpillar and Fantastic Mr Fox, The Magic Faraway Tree.

  • Lucy Robinson February 11, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    We love Tiddler. x

  • Fern February 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    i had a goosebumps book and at the bottom of each page you had to chose a scenario which took you to different pages! it was awesome. ive never read anything like it since, it must have taken them ages to put together!

  • leanne weir February 12, 2015 at 10:11 am

    The worst witch

  • Sarah Parker February 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  • Rachael Pilkington February 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Got to be the hungry caterpillar!

  • Elizabeth Smith February 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    The Hare and The Tortoise

  • Hannah Staveley February 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Frozen book at the minute .

  • epricetemp February 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    The Snail and the Whale

  • Diana February 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    We love the Gruffalo 🙂

  • Rebecca Powell February 12, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I love all the Alfie books

  • Claire Barker February 12, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Fungus The Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs such wonderful illustrations

  • Claire D February 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Mr Tickle but all the mr men books are brilliant

  • sarah February 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    scruffy dog pete was mine when i was little, still have it now. 🙂

  • Jade February 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Monkey puzzle by Julia Donaldson

  • Maria Jane Knight February 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    we love Slobcat

  • Maria Jane Knight February 12, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    we love Slobcat

  • Matthew Sinclair February 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Mr stink by David Walliams

  • jen lloyd February 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    the bfg by roald dhal

  • Kirsten Barthy February 12, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

  • Jackie Chapman February 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    The Princess and the pea

  • pam Hutchinson kelly February 13, 2015 at 1:20 am

    The gruffulo thats my favourite

  • Tracey Jones February 13, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Vickie Jackson February 13, 2015 at 11:02 am

    The Gruffalo, well that’s my favourite 🙂
    My son’s is a tie between Dinosaur Roar or The Gruffalo’s Child.
    My daughter loves The Very Quiet Cricket (complete with actions!)

  • Claire ward February 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

    The hungry caterpillar

  • Keith Hunt February 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Famous five go to mystery moor

  • Alexandra McGahey February 13, 2015 at 11:22 am

    We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

  • Helen Garner February 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Magic Faraway Tree

  • donna l jones February 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    The hungry caterpillar

  • Barbara Handley February 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

  • Kerry-Ann Pope February 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  • LEE HARDY February 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    The hairy toe

  • joanna sawka February 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    winnie the pooh

  • Jo-Anne holton February 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  • karen Howden February 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I loved the Enid Blyton Famous 5 books

  • Sandra Foreman February 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Enid Blyton Mr Twiddle books

  • Rachael C February 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Dogger! (It still makes me cry!)

  • Victoria B February 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Millie Molly Mandy

  • Natasha Bowler February 13, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    My little girls and I love room on the broom by Julia Donaldson.

  • Natalie Crossan February 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Winnie the pooh

  • Caroline Howard February 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    The Gruffalo, my kids love it and the rhyming is great

  • Stacey Guilliatt February 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Looks like a really fun book, I could have done with one like this when I was younger #readwithme

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