MY TRAVELIN’ EYE by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw


Age Range: 4 - 7
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An upbeat look at how a creative little girl copes with vision problems and the challenge of being different. Jenny Sue was born with a “wandering eye.” Instead of looking in the same direction at the same time, her eyes look in different directions. One eye sees numbers and acts as her navigator; her other, travelin’ eye sees colors and is an “adventurer” reminding her to look around—sometimes a little too much. Her teacher suggests she should see an ophthalmologist to “fix” her eye so “it wouldn’t stare out the window.” Dr. Dave confirms that Jenny Sue has a lazy eye that needs to wake up, so he puts a plain patch over her good eye and gives her enormous thick red glasses. Overwhelmed by her patch and glasses, Jenny Sue can’t seem to do anything right at school until her mother shows her how to design unique “fashion patches.” Original multimedia illustrations provide a humorous look at the amazing world of irrepressible Jenny Sue, where the eyes definitely have it. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8050-8169-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2008


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