Nanny Needles, readers discover in the pictures, needs glasses, but she places the blame for all the accidents around the house on her poor dog: When she dumps the trash on the floor, Seymour is reprimanded for his clumsiness; when she washes his blanket and bones instead of the laundry, she decides that Seymour needs a haircut to improve his eyesight. Finally, Seymour is dragged to the doctor, for glasses; the doctor reluctantly obliges. Nanny, donning the spectacles just ""to see how they look,"" discovers that they make things look much better. Geoghegan's debut makes good use of understatement and deadpan in the text to contrast with the events in the bright, bucolic crayon and watercolor pictures. Seymour, who resembles a bull terrier, is the epitome of woman's best, all-suffering friend. For preschoolers, satisfying silliness.