Adamson, Ged Douglas, You Need Glasses Swartz and Wade (Random House), 2016. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK
Douglas the Dog’s owner, Nancy, notices that he is not experiencing the world correctly. He is mistaking leaves for squirrels, he sits too close to the TV, and he misses signs and more. She takes him to get glasses and it’s a great experience.
This is a great book for that student who is apprehensive about getting glasses. It works so well because it’s the dog getting glasses, not the child, which makes the lesson of the story easier to absorb for a reluctant nearsighted child. I see this book working better for a parent, school counselor, or a teacher. Children in the library will think its funny, especially the blurry cover.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.