Roger Gets Carried Away (Library Binding)

By Barbara Todd, Roge (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781550378993, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2005



"Can imagination help escape a visit to the eye doctor?"

Roger is a little kid with a BIG imagination. In fact, he is secretly known as Captain Kaboodle, and in his mind's eye, he can imagine almost anything. Like a green and furry Astro Blob lurking beneath his bed. Or big and beastly dinosaurs growling during dinner.

But then mom announces a trip to the eye doctor, and Captain Kaboodle faces his biggest foe yet: glasses. When mom picks out a sturdy and sensible pair, Roger flees into deep space.

There, Captain Kaboodle agrees to help the multi-eyed Zarfnutt aliens in their own quest for specs. But when Roger first zooms too close to space squids and then right into the maw of a one-eyed Humbug, he must admit maybe he does need glasses. Fortunately, his sturdy and sensible pair is perfect -- and particularly indigestible to the Humbug.

With keen eyesight restored, Roger manages to escape the Humbug, deliver a billion glasses to the Zarfnutts, and still make it home in time for dinner.

Roger Gets Carried Away will captivate children with a penchant for adventure, imagination, and laugh-out-loud fun.

Barbara Todd gets carried away herself in this imaginative tale of intergalactic fun. Also along for the ride is award-winning illustrator Roge, whose wacky and vivid artwork perfectly reveals Roger's inner world.

About the Author

Barbara Todd has taught children with special needs in India, worked as a teacher-storyteller and home-schooled her three children while living in the Arctic. This is her second book with Annick Press. Roge has illustrated several books for children, including "Sink or Swim," "When Pigs Fly" and "Elton the Elf."