Book Review: I Can See Just Fine

Author/Illustrator: Eric Barclay
Interest Level: Ages 4 and Up

About This Book: With more than half a million children in the US wearing glasses today, parents, doctors, and children will delight in this much-needed, refreshingly upbeat take on getting glasses for the first time.

Paige is just like every other kid. She goes to school. She practices her violin. She plays outside. The only problem is, she cannot quite see the chalkboard, her sheet music, or anything else! Despite Paige’s repeated refrain of “I can see just fine,” the comical illustrations portray a different story. Paige’s parents decide it’s time for her to visit the eye doctor, despite her protests. But Paige’s stubbornness quickly dissolves as she braves an enthralling eye checkup, enjoys a playful frame selection, and, most importantly, ends up with perfect eyesight!

Why It's On My Bookshelf: If you have a child who is having problems with their vision but has a fear of seeing an eye doctor then you are going to be so happy to read this wonderful book to them. It's PERFECT. Kids will easily identify with Paige and the story will help them get over feeling nervous or being afraid of the unknown. Readers follow Paige all the way through the process. Again - PERFECT! It's concrete and easy for kids to understand. Can't wait to refer this to a parent.

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  1. Have you seen George Ella Lyon's The Pirate of Kindergarten? It's also about a child with a visual impairment. Lynn Avril's illustrations are amazing!