Do you have a child who needs glasses? Is he or she a bit nervous about getting them? Or, maybe you have a child like Bobbie, a little girl who desperately wants a pair of glasses but doesn't need them. As you can see in my photo, my son would definitely be the one who wants a pair but doesn't need them, while I personally on the other hand need glasses but don't want them. In fact, it was only this year that I actually built up the nerve and went to get an eye exam.
The bright and colorful new children's book, Glamorous Glasses by Barbara Johansen Newman is an adorable story based on the author's childhood and her lifelong obsession with eyeglasses.
In this book, she takes a situation like getting glasses, that a lot of kids (or grown-ups like me) may get nervous or upset about, and lightens it up with two adorable little characters who take this journey together. Bobbie (Barbara JN's nickname as a child) goes to the eye doctor with her cousin and is enthralled while Joanie tries on frames. Bobbie is desperate to get her own pair of glamorous glasses but is dismayed when the doctor says her vision is perfect. Later, when their mothers aren't looking, the girls trade Joanie's glasses for Bobbie's purse, but after some mishaps they discover that seeing clearly is actually better than looking glamorous!
The whimsical illustrations will capture your child's attention and enhance the story by drawing them right in. I love how the book captures a normal childhood situation, and teaches the moral to children that they are perfect just the way they are.
Be sure to check out Barbara's super-fun website geared for kids (and their parents) based around this adorable new book.
Glamorous Glasses is available to purchase on Amazon,
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