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.
Nothing Ever Happens on My Block
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