Grady is rabbit who is sporting some pretty sweet red glasses. The book is narrated by Grady, who talks about vision, eyes, and glasses, all in a fun rhyme. The pages are illustrated with lovely, bright drawings that fill the full page by Lauren Givens Wood.
At 32 pages, the book covers quite a bit of ground. Grady explains what glasses are, how to take care of them, and even gives a brief explanation of nearsightedness and farsightedness.
The book does a lovely job of portraying glasses as a positive thing:
Your glasses help you see your house
and lots of fun things too –
Gray elephants, a small white mouse,
striped tigers at the zoo.
The book doesn’t tell the story of how Grady learned he would need glasses, however, I’m told that a second book is in the works that will cover that part of the story.
“Grady Gets Glasses” provides a great introduction to glasses for kid. It would be a good choice to read in school as well. It is available for purchase from GradyGetsGlasses.com.
Correction: The original review incorrectly said that the illustrations were by Dede Rittman. The illustrations were done by Lauren Givens Wood. The review has been updated to reflect this.
Disclaimer: Author Dede Rittman provided a copy of her book for this review. No other compensation was received. This review reflects my honest opinion of the book.