Books on: Wearing Glasses/Eyesight

Books which either inform children about eye care and visiting an optician, or promote the positive benefits of wearing glasses. Some books feature characters who wear glasses.

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero
Author: Anne Cottringer
Illustrator: Alex T.Smith
How this book may help: A great choice for a child who wears glasses (the featured hero is bespectacled). It's also a good way to discuss prejudice with children, and to encourage them to look beyond outward appearance.
By day, Eliot Jones is a very quiet boy, who spends his days reading, feeding his goldfish and... read more

Tags: being different, diversity, glasses, prejudice

Off to the Park!
Illustrator: Stephen Cheetham
How this book may help: This is not only a fantastic book to engage the imaginations of blind and partially sighted children, it is also a great choice for all children to explore how they use their senses. Adults could use this book to open a discussion about what it feels like to be blind or partially sighted.
Publisher's summary: "Come with us to the park! Which way shall we go? What shall we do? What will we find? A stunning..." read more

Tags: blindness, disability

Author: Penny McKinlay
Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
How this book may help: May help young children to understand why wearing glasses is important.
Bumposaurus is a little dinosaur who just keeps bumping into things and keeps getting into scrapes... read more

Tags: glasses

What Can Rabbit See?
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
How this book may help: The book gives a positive view of wearing glasses.
Rabbit wears glasses (or spectacles, as they are referred to in the book) so he can 'see well'. The... read more

Tags: glasses

Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A fun bright rhyming text book about comforters.
Beautifully illustrated book showing a huge assortment of noo-noos (comfort objects) and their... read more

Tags: deafness, comfort object, comfort, dummy

Having Fun! (Just Like Us!)
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A board book for babies and toddlers which introduces the concepts of sharing, friendship and fun.
The book shows a variety of animals (Racoons hide-and-seeking, dogs rolling and wrestling, and so... read more

Tags: friends, sharing

Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: One of a vibrant series of books (Crawl!, Jump!, Climb! and Run!) that focusses on children's love of movement.
Carol Thompson's wonderful illustrations reflect the struggles, achievements and sheer delight that... read more

Tags: being different, exercise

Author: Anne Gwinn Zawistoski
Illustrator: Heide M. Woodworth
How this book may help: This lovely board book could be used to introduce young children to wearing glasses in a positive way. It should help children who need glasses and their families family feel less alone and more comfortable with glasses. It could also be used to help other children learn more about why some children need glasses.
This appealing board book contains photographs of babies and young children in glasses playing,... read more

Tags: glasses

I Really Absolutely Must Have Glasses
Author: Bridget Hurst
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher's summary: "Lola is going to the optician. She has decided that she absolutely MUST have glasses. Charlie says,..." read more

Tags: glasses

Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses
Author: Amy Hest
Illustrator: Jill Barton

Tags: glasses

Read at Home: First Experiences: At the Optician
Author: Roderick Hunt,
Illustrator: Alex Brychta
How this book may help: Useful for preparing children for their first visit to the optician.

Tags: glasses, health

Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A comforting board book that includes illustrations of a child wearing glasses and a wheel-chair user.
Publisher's summary: "What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being..." read more

Tags: disability, diversity, glasses, wheelchair

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