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! Barclay successfully depicts a very real and relevant issue with lightheartedness and gentle humor. Young readers will relate to Paige's journey and celebrate her triumph of seeing clearly in the end.
"Told with simplicity and wit, the story has a good mix of narrative and information. Children anticipating their first eye exams will appreciate knowing about eye drops and the 'mask with nobs and buttons,' while other kids will absorb the details as a small part of the narrative...The Paige’s-eye view of the world just before—and just after—putting on her glasses will be a revelation to children who haven’t had that experience." -- Carolyn Phelan, Booklist
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||Aug 6, 2013|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|