The Expert Parent on Getting Glasses
Books About Kids and Glasses
Glasses: Who Needs 'Em? by Lane Smith (Puffin) For ages: 4-8 This is the story of a sophisticated little boy who debates his need for glasses with his doctor (who argues that even space aliens and dinosaurs wear them!). Everything is fuzzy until the doctor sneaks a pair in front of his eyes -- and the skeptical boy sees that all these creatures really do wear glasses.
Luna and the Big Blur: A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses by Shirley Day (Magination) For ages: 4-8 Luna figures it's bad enough having a weird name; now, to make matters worse, she has to wear glasses! Or maybe she doesn't.... Kids will enjoy the mishaps Luna experiences when she decides not to wear her glasses. In the end, Luna's father helps her learn to feel good about herself.
Chuckie Visits the Eye Doctor by Luke David (Simon Spotlight) For ages: 4-8 Chuckie isn't seeing too well: he keeps bumping into furniture and sitting too close to the TV. So his dad decides that Chuckie has to go to the eye doctor for an eye exam! What's a frightened baby to do? Rugrats fans can find out the real story of how Chuckie got his first pair of glasses here.
Arthur's Eyes by Marc Brown (Little Brown & Co.) For ages: 4-8 A classic Arthur the aardvark story! Arthur's embarrassment about wearing his new glasses leads to hilarious havoc until he realizes that four eyes can be better than two.
Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses by Joy Cowley (Philomel Books) For ages: 4-8 This little girl with a gigantic first name is a running, whirling, humming whirlwind, even with glasses. She learns that, "People who wear glasses have to be careful" because "the makers of eyeglases are not very kind to the whizzers and rushers of this world." So, in order not to sit on, squash or lose her glasses, Agapanthus tries to safeguard them, only to learn that even adults have such problems -- and solutions -- too.
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