Ann Gwinn Zawistoski, Author
Heide M. Woodworth, Photographer
Peeps Eyewear, Nonfiction, 2014
Suitable for Ages: 0-4
Themes: Glasses, Children, Diversity, Differences, Rhyming
Opening: “Some glasses are red. Some glasses are blue. I think your glasses look great on you!”
Synopsis: A positive board book for babies and toddlers who wear glasses. Colorful glasses, round or square, grace the chubby and happy faces of youngsters to help them see.
Why I like this book:
Ann Gwinn Zawistoski has written a delightful board book with rhyming text that celebrates the important role glasses can play in a child’s life. The book is short, playful and filled with the right amount of information to hold a young child’s attention. It will be a book a child will beg to read again and again. The book also features a diverse group of children. Heide Woodworth’s beautiful photographs are adorable, lively and capture the joy of “seeing” on each child’s face. I welcome high quality books portraying children with different needs and challenges.
Zawistoski’s daughter started wearing glasses when she was a year old. Her daughter loved looking at books with babies and toddlers’ faces. The author kept hoping someone would write a book that featured young kids in glasses. Eventually she accepted the fact that no one was going to write a book, so she did. Glasses is the perfect book just right for small hands.
Compliments of Heide M. Woodworth
Resources: The book is a resource for parents, daycare centers, and preschools. It is an ideal book for a child being fitted for his/her first pair of glasses. It is also an excellent gift book! Visit Zawistoski at her website.
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