This is a book about Joe. It's a book I use during this part of the year to help teach body parts - at least those body parts above the shoulders. I read the text and the kids fill in the missing body part. They in general really love it - once they get it.
For example, the first time I read the book this year I started with this page. I said, "Oh no, poor Joe! He has no________". And immediately a voice piped up "moustache!".
Well yes, yes this is true. He also has no mouth, which I would think would be the greatest of his problems, but I suppose you can never overlook the importance of a moustache.