Glasses: Who Needs 'em?

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Puffin Books, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In 29 fuzzy and 10 clear pictures, Lane Smith brings into focus the glasses experience, neutralizing a young boy's stubborn refusal to become a bespectacled spectacle. "Smith demonstrates 20/20 vision for the sarcastic, zany humor that children adore".--Publishers Weekly. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.

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User Review  - rhigginbotham - LibraryThing

Humorous story about a boy who doesn't believe he needs glasses, but does believe his doctor is a little kooky. In the end, he is convinced, A book that young children are sure to love and laugh along with. Read full review

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User Review  - Jill.Haner - LibraryThing

The art is this was perfect for the subject. A kid who needs glasses but doesn't want to be bothered with them needs convincing by this ridiculous (but kind of scary) doctor that he will see so much ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Lane Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 25, 1959. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena, California. He moved to New York City and was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and Ms.. He is a children's book author and an illustrator. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Math Curse, and Science Verse. He wrote and illustrated Madam President, John, Paul, George and Ben, The Happy Hocky Family, The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country, It's a Book, and Grandpa Green. His other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders, Big Plans by Bob Shea, and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. He also served as conceptual designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach, Monsters, Inc. and the film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! In 2017, he was awarded the Kate Greenway Medal for children┐s book illustration for There is a Tribe of Kids.

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