From the School Library Journal review:
It is incredibly difficult to write a book for the youth of today that is interesting to them and yet manages to feel “timeless” without covering itself in must and dust. That Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes succeeds in this endeavor is a testament not only to its author but to a publishing world that’s willing to put out something that doesn’t slot into the usual five categories of books for youth.
Babies found floating in baskets usually turn out quite well. They get adopted by pharaohs’ daughters and the like, right? Well, that may be the case for some babies, but Peter Nimble isn’t exactly the lucky sort. Found floating in the sea, his eyes pecked out (presumably by the raven perched there), Peter is abandoned to the wilds of the world. On his own he manages to use his talents to become the world’s greatest thief. This talent is swiftly exploited by the nasty Mr. Seamus who makes Peter steal for him. All seems bleak until the day Peter stops to listen to a crazy haberdasher who has come to town. Next thing he knows, Peter has pilfered a box containing three pairs of magical eyes and in accepting them he allows himself to take part in a marvelous, epic adventure.
Part of a new series called, “Monster Science,” this book takes uses a narrative approach to teach the reader about adaptions in the natural world. The beauty of this book and others in the series, is that students reading the book really think they are reading about Bigfoot, whereas we know that the monster, with all its kid appeal, is really just a vehicle for learning about the science concept. Told in graphic/comic format, these stories are wonderful for the reluctant reader.
Aimed at the K-1 crowd, this series of deals with basic math concepts in a simple, uncluttered fashion. Featuring controlled vocabulary and only two short sentences per page, these books are perfect nonfiction titles to bring reading to your math curriculum. Each title contains standard nonfiction elements such as a table of contents, glossary and an index.