Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spectacles

Spectacles
Ellen Raskin ~ Macmillan, 1968


Still mired in pre-celebration, birthday business. Throw in a field trip and poof, there went the day. So, before the wee hours on the night get here, meet what might possibly be the most adorable book on getting glasses. Seriously... Raskin's drawings are always great, but the concept behind the pictures is what wins the super-cute stamp from me this time.

My name is Iris Fogel and I didn't always wear glasses. Not until a fire-breathing dragon knocked on our door. It was Great-aunt Fanny. The giant pygmy nuthatch on our front lawn was only my good friend Chester.

What follows are a string of perfect optical misfires, the sort that if you've ever needed glasses (ahem), you can totally relate to. This book, really, couldn't be any sweeter. Only wish I'd read it earlier... like 30 years ago.

Also by:
Nothing Ever Happens on My Block

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6 comments:

KLT said...

You always seem to post books that are exactly what I need to see. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 4 & my 3 year old son just got a referral to an eye specialist last week. So, this is right up my alley right now. Thanks! :)

KLT said...

You always seem to post books that are exactly what I need to see. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 4 & my 3 year old son just got a referral to an eye specialist last week. So, this is right up my alley right now. Thanks! :)

Jil Casey said...

Great book - love the optical misfires!

cruelshoes1 said...

Ellen Raskin's art is great. I have a couple of books (by other authors) that I picked up just because she did the cover artwork!

Annie said...

This was one of my favorite books growing up! Thanks so much for sharing it here and bringing back so many great memories.

Marta said...

I'd love to read it, my son doesn't need glasses but I do!

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