Friday, October 5, 2018


Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Laugh along with a dog named Douglas and his pal Nancy in this silly follow-up to Douglas, You Need Glasses! as the friends execute outrageous plans to meet their neighbors...

Both of my girls loved "Douglas, You Need Glasses!," so I knew they would be all smiles when they saw the follow up to this silly story, "Douglas, You're a Genius!" by Ged Adamson, which is available now in stores.  The story follow Douglas the door and his friend Nancy.  With his glasses on (loved how they carried this story line from the previous book), Douglas works with Nancy to figure out the note they received after their ball went over the fence and was returned with words written on it that they had no idea what they were.  This fun story follows Nancy trying to launch Douglas over the fence, as well as other crazy stunts, all of which didn't work.  But, Douglas and Nancy didn't want to give up, and in the end make it over the fence.  And, what did they find on the other side?  New friends who speak Spanish, which was the language that was written on the note.  

My girls are part Latina and are learning Spanish so when they saw the note which read "Hola!, Queremos Conocerte!" they knew exactly what it translated to -- Hi, I want to get to know you.  Nancy and Douglas has originally sent over a note introducing themselves, and this was the response they received. But, they didn't know Spanish, and had no idea it was another language. But, they were playing sleuths and wanted to figure out what it meant, so they had to do to all these crazy stunts to make it over the fence and see who or what was on the other side.

When Douglas made it over the fence, my girls were all smiles when they saw it was another girl and her dog.  And, when they flipped to the last page, they liked how the girls and dogs were similar in how they liked to draw out ideas and making plans.  The girls really enjoyed how this book has both English and Spanish words, especially on the last two pages, so that they could practice their Spanish speaking, and were able to pick up on the words and what they meant with the help of the playful drawings done by these new fast friends.

If your child was a fan of "Douglas, You Need Glasses!," they will love this follow up book. My girls received this recent release a couple of days ago, but have already read it over a dozen times.  They can't get enough of it, and have even tried to draw their won drawings like the ones they see in this book.  And, they are already asking if there are more books featuring Douglas and Nancy that will be coming out soon, as they really love this series.  I told them I hope more are released, as I am loving these books, too.  They are great to read to young children, ages 3-7, or for beginning readers to practice their reading.

More about this book:

"Pals Nancy and Douglas think their baseball game is over after their ball rolls through a hole in the fence. But when the ball rolls back, followed by a note in an unfamiliar language, they have to discover who's on the other side of the fence. And so in a series of truly outrageous--and hilarious--stunts, Nancy tries to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over to the other side to see what's what. Finally, after all Nancy's plans fail, Douglas gets his turn to execute a plan--and it works! And who do they find? New friends who speak Spanish. Readers will laugh out loud at the antics in this zany picture book, which proves that working together makes everything more fun."

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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