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Cutest Little Book // Spectacles.

Oh happy Friday! I wanted to share this cute lil book with you guys. SPECTACLES by Ellen Raskin. Ellen also illustrated the book. It’s about a super cute little girl who realizes that she sees the world slightly differently than other people!

Before she wears glasses, Iris has is seeing things strangely. What she thinks is a dragon, is really her Great Aunt Fanny:

And a giant bird? Oh that’s just her friend Chester.

And the chestnut mare? Well, that’s her babysitter.

Her mama decides Iris needs a snazzy pair of glasses!

And so little Iris gets her spectacles!

And everything looks like it’s supposed to look….well, except for that rhino with a tulip in his ear!

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  1. Mrs. Moe says

    I TOTALLY HAD THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS A KID. I loved it. It made glasses seem exotic, but also slightly unnerving. I didn’t want my family to be a secret rhinoceros.

  2. Regina says

    Most adorable! I have a feeling this could come in handy. Two of my four already wear glasses, and number 3 has an eye doctor appointment coming right up. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Mari, smallforbig.com says

    OH MY LORD, we totally need to – have to – got to – have this book. Must.

    • Alix says

      Mari….you know I thought of you when I posted this! Send me your address, mama….
      ;-)

  4. Carina says

    I NEED THIS BOOK. Need. Will be tracking it down. Maybe divulge the ISBN to me?

  5. kristin says

    I tracked this book down when I found out Sayer needed glasses. We read it every night for a 2 weeks before his were ready to wear. It helped in so many ways. He even picked out what style he wanted by the illustrations & we found something close for him. Fun book!



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