Saturday, August 13, 2016

Douglas, You Need Glasses: A Book Review

About The Book:

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. 
 
After an eye exam confirms that Douglas needs glasses, and Nancy helps him find the perfect pair, readers will rejoice with Douglas as he sees all the amazing things he’s been missing!
 
Both kids and parents will laugh out loud—and may even recognize themselves!—while reading this utterly irresistible, hilarious picture book.


About The Author:

Ged Adamson has had poor eyesight since he was young. He still remembers the moment he realized he needed glasses: on a trip to the countryside, his dad said, “Look at all the rabbits on that hillside.” Ged said, “Wow,” but actually he couldn’t see a single rabbit. Ged has worked as a cartoonist, storyboard artist, and music composer. It was always his ambition to write and illustrate picture books. He lives in Greenwich, London, with his family. Learn more at gedadamson.com.

My Review:

Getting glasses for the very first time can be a fearful thing for children. I know because I started wearing them when I was three, and my oldest child did as well. We all know that being different than others can cause anxiety and sadly, others can tease and make fun of children who wear glasses. 

Douglas You Need Glasses is a wonderful children's book that will help children realize that it's okay to wear them, that they help us see the world in a whole new way and that its fun to do things like pick out a new pair of frames! I LOVED the end of the book where real-life children have been photographed wearing their glasses, and there is a link for the reader to do the same! How much fun!

The book is of course a quick read for children ages three to eight and is full of fun adventure and brightly illustrated. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Douglas You Need Glasses online through Amazon

***I received the above book, courtesy of the publisher, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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