GLAMOROUS GLASSES by Barbara Johansen Newman

GLAMOROUS GLASSES

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Who wouldn’t want a pair of chic new frames?

When Bobbie accompanies her cousin and best friend Joanie to buy a pair of glasses, Bobbie finds the most perfect, most glamorous pair ever. Unfortunately, she doesn’t need glasses. Joanie unwillingly chooses a pair, and the girls leave, but Bobbie just can’t forget about the ones she saw. Brightly colored mixed-media illustrations show a dizzying plethora of glamorous glasses, and it’s easy to see why Bobbie would like a pair. In fact, she starts noticing glamorous glasses everywhere she looks! Struck by inspiration, Bobbie starts missing the ball in gym and claims to be unable to see the board, which results in a visit to a very sharp-eyed eye doctor. Foiled, Bobbie talks Joanie into loaning her her glasses while their mothers are shopping, but after a series of mishaps, both girls realize that it’s better to stick with what they’ve got. Will Bobbie ever be able to wear glasses? A yard sale just might hold the solution. Charming, positive and replete with kidlike observations and gentle humor, this tale of friendship will offer encouragement to any child who needs help adjusting to glasses and will discourage teasing before it starts. A nice choice for home or school reading.

Glamorous glasses for everyone! (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-59078-878-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2012




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