Thursday, October 6, 2016

NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 6

Douglas, You Need Glasses!  by Ged Adamson. 
May 2016. 40 pages. 

From Amazon: "Meet Douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight tends to land him in some pretty hairy situations. Readers will laugh along with the new picture book character Douglas as he chases a leaf that he mistakes for a squirrel, walks through wet cement because he can’t see the warning sign, and annoys the neighbor’s dog by mistakenly eating out of his bowl. And when Douglas’s owner Nancy finally takes him to what is clearly an eyeglass store and Douglas asks, “Why are you taking me to a shoe store?” everyone will be giggling. Both kids and parents will laugh out loud—and may even recognize themselves!—while reading this utterly irresistible, hilarious picture book."

My thoughts: I got my first pair of glasses when I was 7 years old. I couldn't see the blackboard at school, and I remember getting a pair of big pink glasses. (it was the early 90s :)  When children need to get glasses, it can be a very intimidating experience, especially if they're scared of going to the regular doctor. This book is a great way to help kids understand that it's completely okay to not be able to see well, but that they do need to get it fixed. The last page even features photos of real kids wearing glasses.

The picture of the cover above is a bit misleading... The title is actually very blurry on the actual book!!

Recommended Age: 3-7 years

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