By Barbara Johansen Newman
32 pages; ages 4 - 8
Boyds Mills Press, 2012
“I have a best cousin named Joanie. Mom has a best sister named Tessie. We are all best friends, and we do everything together.”
So when Joanie needs glasses, Bobbie goes along to help her pick out a pair. There are so many cool styles and colors that Bobbie decides she needs a pair too. When mom says no, Bobbie comes up with ways to “prove” she needs glasses. Meanwhile, Joanie hates wearing them… and what results is a comedic switcheroo.
Beyond the book: If you don’t wear glasses and really want some cool specs, go find some at yard sales. You can always take out the lenses and decorate the frames. And check out the activities Barb has at her website.