Her eyes were big/ And brown/ And Bright, / But Katie's eyes didn't see things right."" Katie it appears was near-sighted. The off-again verse follows 5 year old Katie from physician to oculist to frame fitter, and up to her first surprised wearing of her brand new red spectacles. The illustrations help to raise this from the standard, medical office waiting room literature. A blurry, watery wash contrasts Katie's myopic view with the flat sharp colors and collage detail of her corrected vision... The good use to which the book lends itself can be seen without specs.