Calvin, Look Out! {Book Review}

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 Β£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.

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138 Comments

  1. Ashleigh Allan
    January 26, 2015 / 7:04 am

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

  2. emma walters
    January 26, 2015 / 7:29 am

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

  3. kim neville
    January 26, 2015 / 7:36 am

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

  4. Alison Johnson
    January 26, 2015 / 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.

  5. Christine Lockley
    January 26, 2015 / 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

  6. Tim Woolfenden
    January 26, 2015 / 9:41 am

    Would love this for the kids

  7. Becca Staples
    January 26, 2015 / 9:56 am

    We love The Stickman x

  8. Sally MacNaughtan
    January 26, 2015 / 10:06 am

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

  9. elaine dale
    January 26, 2015 / 10:08 am

    love any fairy tale

  10. lara davis
    January 26, 2015 / 10:49 am

    The Faraway Tree xx

  11. jumpingmuffin
    January 26, 2015 / 11:39 am

    meg and mog

  12. iain maciver
    January 26, 2015 / 11:57 am

    great giveaway, perfect for the kids

  13. Spencer Broadley
    January 26, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    To start with The Secret Seven series, then Famous Five

  14. Maxine Owen
    January 26, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Dr Seuss books

  15. Marie B
    January 26, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Green Eggs and Ham

  16. Jessica Powell
    January 26, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Pollyanna is my favourite

  17. Eva Appleby
    January 26, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Lovely animated book x

  18. laura stewart
    January 26, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    i like the peter rabbit book

  19. karen
    January 26, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    When The Dragons Came

  20. Elaine Savage
    January 26, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Peace at Last

  21. Ms Suan Watts
    January 26, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Peter Pan is my favourite

  22. Paula Barker
    January 26, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    The Mr Men books, they make my son chuckle!

  23. Barry Page
    January 26, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Danny the Champion of the World

  24. Angela Fitzjohn
    January 26, 2015 / 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.

  25. Karen Barrett
    January 26, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    The Railway Children

  26. kirsty lowde
    January 26, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    I loved harry potter as a child

  27. Corinne Henson
    January 26, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Where the wild things are πŸ™‚

  28. Lynsey Buchanan
    January 26, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I love the Stick Man book

  29. Michaela Hannah
    January 26, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    The tiger who came to tea

  30. Samantha R
    January 26, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    the jolly postman

  31. Victoria N
    January 26, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    The very Hungry Catapillar – its a classic!

  32. gemma brown
    January 26, 2015 / 8:40 pm

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

  33. Anthony Harrington
    January 26, 2015 / 8:42 pm

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

  34. laura banks
    January 26, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    i used to love a book called mervyn the mouse

  35. Hannah
    January 26, 2015 / 9:00 pm

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

  36. lynn heath
    January 26, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    We love a book called One Ted Falls out of Bed

  37. Emma
    January 26, 2015 / 9:18 pm

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

  38. Jennifer Toal
    January 26, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    The gruffalo is a big hit

  39. Delwen Johnson
    January 26, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden

  40. January 26, 2015 / 11:02 pm

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

  41. rachel eades
    January 26, 2015 / 11:38 pm

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

  42. Rich Tyler
    January 27, 2015 / 1:11 am

    Meg And Mog πŸ™‚

  43. Paul Walsh
    January 27, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    “Dear Monster” was my fave book

  44. Jana Harwood
    January 27, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    meg and mog

  45. Hekna
    January 27, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Not now Bernard!

  46. Stacey M
    January 27, 2015 / 8:35 pm

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

  47. Corinne Peat
    January 27, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    The Gruffalo is our favourite

  48. Lorraine Tinsley
    January 27, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    Ten Little Pirates

  49. Laura Loo
    January 28, 2015 / 9:23 am

    The hungry caterpillar was my favourite when I was little

  50. January 30, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    My favourite book must be Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss πŸ™‚

  51. Jackie ONeill
    January 31, 2015 / 5:49 am

    The Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

  52. claire woods
    February 1, 2015 / 9:12 am

    the Mr Men books.

  53. Ella L
    February 1, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I love you to the moon and back

  54. Michelle Banks
    February 1, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    room on the broom

  55. Kay Lou Smith
    February 2, 2015 / 9:35 am

    We love Stick Man πŸ™‚

  56. Holly S
    February 2, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

  57. MichelleD
    February 4, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    The Magic Faraway tree!

  58. michelle pierce
    February 5, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

  59. kayleigh Bates
    February 7, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Naughty Amelia Jane

  60. Julie Ward
    February 7, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Anything to do with Thomas Tank

  61. Natalie Gaff
    February 7, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Sofia the first collection

  62. emma falvi
    February 7, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Guess How much I love You

  63. Angela treadway
    February 7, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Little pip x

  64. katie skeoch
    February 7, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Winnie the Pooh

  65. Chris Andrews
    February 8, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    definitely The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  66. Paula Readings
    February 8, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Enid Blyton’s bedtime stories.

  67. Monika S
    February 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

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

  68. Monica Gilbert
    February 8, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I loved the Little House series growing up.

  69. February 9, 2015 / 12:35 am

    i love the spot the dog and elmer books

  70. February 9, 2015 / 7:54 am

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

    #readwithme

  71. February 9, 2015 / 10:05 am

    the lion the witch and the wardrobe

  72. February 9, 2015 / 11:05 am

    We have this book and absolutely love it πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

  73. Kimberley Dodd
    February 9, 2015 / 1:39 pm

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

  74. Liam Bishop
    February 9, 2015 / 3:08 pm

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

  75. February 9, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  76. Laura Pritchard
    February 9, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

  77. charlotte arnott
    February 9, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Not Now Bernard

  78. Lea
    February 9, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, my son loves it!

  79. Sarah Lambert
    February 9, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    The stick man πŸ™‚

  80. jayne underwood
    February 9, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    the very hungry caterpillar

  81. Fiona B
    February 9, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    The worst witch

  82. Solange
    February 10, 2015 / 4:12 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  83. jodie w
    February 10, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Peace at Last, by Allan Ahlberg

  84. Kristy Brown
    February 10, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Guess How Much I Love

  85. Helen Allan
    February 10, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Not Now Bernard

  86. February 10, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    The BFG by Roald Dahl

  87. Catherine McAlinden
    February 10, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Room on the Broom

  88. February 11, 2015 / 1:00 am

    Dr Seuss – The Cat in the Hat

  89. Cheryl Kean
    February 11, 2015 / 11:09 am

    the adventures of mr pink whistle

  90. charlotte Rawlins
    February 11, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    The gruffalo πŸ™‚ x

  91. Eleanor Powell
    February 11, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Guess How Much I love You

  92. Linda F McGarrigle
    February 11, 2015 / 7:05 pm

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

  93. chris parham
    February 11, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    stig of the dump

  94. Hannah Igoe
    February 11, 2015 / 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!

  95. February 11, 2015 / 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)

  96. Kate Cass
    February 11, 2015 / 10:39 pm

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

  97. Lucy Robinson
    February 11, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    We love Tiddler. x

  98. February 12, 2015 / 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!

  99. leanne weir
    February 12, 2015 / 10:11 am

    The worst witch

  100. Sarah Parker
    February 12, 2015 / 10:55 am

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  101. Rachael Pilkington
    February 12, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Got to be the hungry caterpillar!

  102. Elizabeth Smith
    February 12, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    The Hare and The Tortoise

  103. February 12, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    The Snail and the Whale

  104. Diana
    February 12, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    We love the Gruffalo πŸ™‚

  105. Rebecca Powell
    February 12, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I love all the Alfie books

  106. Claire Barker
    February 12, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Fungus The Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs such wonderful illustrations

  107. Claire D
    February 12, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Mr Tickle but all the mr men books are brilliant

  108. sarah
    February 12, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    scruffy dog pete was mine when i was little, still have it now. πŸ™‚

  109. Jade
    February 12, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Monkey puzzle by Julia Donaldson

  110. Maria Jane Knight
    February 12, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    we love Slobcat

  111. Maria Jane Knight
    February 12, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    we love Slobcat

  112. Matthew Sinclair
    February 12, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Mr stink by David Walliams

  113. jen lloyd
    February 12, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    the bfg by roald dhal

  114. Kirsten Barthy
    February 12, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

  115. Jackie Chapman
    February 12, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    The Princess and the pea

  116. pam Hutchinson kelly
    February 13, 2015 / 1:20 am

    The gruffulo thats my favourite

  117. Tracey Jones
    February 13, 2015 / 8:19 am

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  118. Vickie Jackson
    February 13, 2015 / 11:02 am

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

  119. Claire ward
    February 13, 2015 / 11:16 am

    The hungry caterpillar

  120. Keith Hunt
    February 13, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Famous five go to mystery moor

  121. Alexandra McGahey
    February 13, 2015 / 11:22 am

    We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

  122. Helen Garner
    February 13, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Magic Faraway Tree

  123. donna l jones
    February 13, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    The hungry caterpillar

  124. Barbara Handley
    February 13, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

  125. Kerry-Ann Pope
    February 13, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  126. LEE HARDY
    February 13, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    The hairy toe

  127. joanna sawka
    February 13, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    winnie the pooh

  128. Jo-Anne holton
    February 13, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  129. karen Howden
    February 13, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    I loved the Enid Blyton Famous 5 books

  130. Sandra Foreman
    February 13, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Enid Blyton Mr Twiddle books

  131. Rachael C
    February 13, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Dogger! (It still makes me cry!)

  132. Victoria B
    February 13, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Millie Molly Mandy

  133. Natasha Bowler
    February 13, 2015 / 10:43 pm

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

  134. Natalie Crossan
    February 13, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Winnie the pooh

  135. Caroline Howard
    February 13, 2015 / 11:41 pm

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

  136. February 24, 2015 / 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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