Glasses by Disney
(Who Needs 'Em?) (Picture Puffins)

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A boy is unhappy about having to wear glasses, until his doctor provides an imaginative list of well-adjusted eyeglass wearers.

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Lane Smith is the illustrator of the Caldecott-honor-winning "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales". He also wrote and illustrated "It's a Book, Madam President, " and "John, Paul, George & Ben, " which were all "New York Times" best-sellers. He lives with book designer Molly Leach in rural Connecticut, and can be visited at
Published January 1, 1991 by Viking/Penguin. 29 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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In this visually sophisticated look at a boy who assertively debates with a doctor who points out that he needs glasses, the mildly witty text is secondary to a wonderful series of out-of- focus illustrations of various visages equipped with specs: not just Mom, Sis, inventors, and `' `monster-mo...

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PW found this zany tale--in which an odd optometrist tries to convince his young patient to wear specs--a ``visual treasure trove.'' Ages 5-up.

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After pointing out to the boy that "Your mom wears glasses" and ''Your dad wears glasses,'' the doctor then starts gibbering, ''Why, even entire planets wear glasses!'' — and sure enough, there's a drawing of the moon wearing frames shaped like moon craters.

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