In an attempt to “need” glasses, Bobbie fakes poor eyesight by pretending she can’t see the blackboard, missing a ball in gym, and tripping over a classmate. But a visit to the eye doctor reveals that Bobbie’s vision is perfectly fine. So, Bobbie has another plan. The next time she and Joanie are shopping with their mothers, they get permission to go to the candy store. On the way there, Bobbie lets Joanie carry her new pocketbook while Bobbie lets Joanie wear her glasses. Subsequently, neither can see well, and they bump into a lady with groceries and a dog. The girls even buy the wrong candy by accident. On the way back to their mothers, Bobbie trips and temporarily loses the glasses. Fortunately, they are found undamaged.
Joanie realizes, “I like seeing where I’m going much more than I don’t like wearing my glasses.” And Bobbie comes to a similar conclusion and tells Joanie: “I like seeing where I’m going much more than I do like wearing your glasses.” On the way home, the girls are delighted to pass a yard sale where Bobbie picks up a fun pair of glamorous red glasses without lenses for a dollar. Now she can wear glasses just like her cousin!
Glamorous Glasses is based on the author’s real-life childhood experience of accompanying her cousin, Joanie, to get glasses and being obsessed with the desire to wear glasses herself! I just adore the colorful illustrations and little Bobbie’s fun personality. Barbara Johansen Newman has also created a terrific website to accompany the book at www.glamorousglasses.com. On the site, children can meet Joanie and Bobbie, put different glasses on them, and design their own glasses! By reading the book and visiting the website, reluctant children just might get excited about wearing glasses! At the very least, they’ll get a great deal of enjoyment out of reading this fun adventure story.
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