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I can see just fine

by Barclay, Eric,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 22 of 25 copies
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Summary
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.

Praise for I Can See Just Fine
"It's a useful, non-didactic story for kids in Paige's situation--and utterly fun, too."
-- Publishers Weekly

"A gentle way to introduce the topic of eyeglasses with a resistant child and what to expect in finding a solution."
-- Shelf Awareness for Readers

"With an attractive, clean layout and big speech bubbles, this story is one that young readers will easily follow as Paige ultimately triumphs with her new glasses."
-- School Library Journal

"This is an easy picture book for beginning readers with full-color illustrations. The stylized, pleasing illustrations are done well and a lot of children can relate to the situation."
-- Library Media Connection
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Paige's teacher notices that she is having trouble seeing the chalkboard. Dad observes that the kitty she brings home is a skunk. Could it be that Paige needs glasses? In her opinion, which is often repeated, I can see just fine! Still, Mom takes her to have an eye exam and to choose frames. Later, when Paige first looks through her new glasses, she suddenly goes from seeing just fine to seeing EVERYTHING! 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 digital illustrations have clean lines and subdued colors as well as bits of hidden visual humor. 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. Fine for reading aloud.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Regardless of whether readers need glasses themselves, they'll quickly recognize that Paige's repeated exhortation that "I can see just fine!" is suspect. On the cover, the blonde girl shouts the title in a speech bubble as she reads a book (it's upside down); before readers even hit the title page, they see Paige leaving a bathroom with toilet paper trailing from her mismatched shoes (worse, it's the boys' room). Paige's father notices something is amiss after Paige mistakes a skunk for a cat, and her teacher realizes she's having trouble seeing the chalkboard. Barclay pictures Paige standing on tiptoes on her school desk, peering intently at readers-it's an impressive approximation of a squint, considering the dot-eyed characters call to mind Fisher-Price Little People figures. Trips to the eye doctor and eyeglasses store follow, under protest, and although Barclay also squeezes humor into these scenes (Paige tries on a monocle and pair of 3D glasses), there's a reassuring normalcy to the entire process. It's a useful, non-didactic story for kids in Paige's situation-and utterly fun, too. Ages 4-6. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Eyeglasses -- Juvenile fiction.
Vision -- Juvenile fiction.
Eyeglasses -- Fiction.
Vision -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2013
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm
ISBN 9781419708015
1419708015
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