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6.9.13

I Can See Just Fine

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We recently were sent a book from Abrams Appleseed and as soon as I started reading it, Broxton and I were cracking up turning the pages.  The book that had us laughing?  
I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay.


It is a great book to discuss with kids the importance of eye sight... and it gives a great way to talk about kids that need / wear glasses.  The thing that had us laughing were the eyes in the picture of her in music class... It was just too funny... 
Broxton and I loved flipping through the book, noticing all of the things that Paige missed because of her poor vision.  I know that new things and going to see an eye doctor can be scary, so this was great to share with a little one beforehand, so they know what to expect!  

We even were able to include a counting lesson when Paige went to get glasses!  


About the book
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.

Broxton and I enjoyed watching Paige as she went through daily events, not really knowing that she had an eye sight problem... As I said, it was nice seeing her at the doctor and them talking about the machine that they were going to use to look at her eyes... Even going to the eye glass store was fun for us and I am sure it will be for you as you read as well!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a cute book! My husband has glasses so I'm betting that at least one of my 2 girls will end up needing them, though I'm crossing my fingers they inherit my eyesight!

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  2. That's great for kids to understand other kid's disabilities. My oldest nephew has had to wear bifocals since he was 2. He's now in middle school, and just learned that he can finally wear contacts. His eye cross all the time.

    Then I have a student in my 2 of my classes that is legally blind. I was thinking she overcame many of her problems. Well the all white paper project certainly was a challenge.

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  3. This does sound like a cute book to read together w/the little ones. Sounds like great Kindergarten classroom reading too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing. I also agree that it is very important to teach kids about the importance of eyesight. I have glasses, so I have explained this to my son already.

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