~I received Douglas, You Need Glasses! for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
In the children’s book Douglas, You Need Glasses! by Ged Adamson we all get to meet Douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight tends to land him in some pretty hairy situations.
Readers will laugh along with the new picture book character Douglas as he chases a leaf that he mistakes for a squirrel, walks through wet cement because he can’t see the warning sign, and annoys the neighbor’s dog by mistakenly eating out of his bowl. And when Douglas’s owner Nancy finally takes him to what is clearly an eyeglass store and Douglas asks, “Why are you taking me to a shoe store?” everyone will be giggling.
After an eye exam confirms that Douglas needs glasses, and Nancy helps him find the perfect pair, readers will rejoice with Douglas as he sees all the amazing things he’s been missing!
Both kids and parents will laugh out loud—and may even recognize themselves!—while reading this utterly irresistible, hilarious picture book.
Ged Adamson has had poor eyesight since he was young. He still remembers the moment he realized he needed glasses: on a trip to the countryside, his dad said, “Look at all the rabbits on that hillside.” Ged said, “Wow,” but actually he couldn’t see a single rabbit. Ged has worked as a cartoonist, storyboard artist, and music composer. It was always his ambition to write and illustrate picture books. He lives in Greenwich, London, with his family.
To celebrate the book’s publication, parents are encouraged to share pictures of their children wearing glasses using the hashtag #douglasyouneedglasses and tag @RandomHouseKids on Twitter. I got my first pair of glasses when I was in high school and my husband got his first pair in elementary school so I know the day will come when my girls will need glasses too. This is an especially great book for kids that do wear glasses so they can see it is really quite normal to have to wear them….so they can see clearly the world around them! A fabulous book with awesome illustrations and a great addition to any bookshelf.