Roger Gets Carried Away (Library Binding)
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.