|Specs for Rex
Author: Ismail, Yasmeen
A young lion saves the day with the help of his new eyeglasses.
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/15)
School Library Journal (11/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 11/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—Rex, a little lion, has brand-new red specs, and he doesn't like them one bit. He does his best to hide them both at home and at school, but his parents and teacher always make him put them back on. None of the other children tease Rex about his glasses, so it's a little unclear why he is so self-conscious about them. When Rex finds the teacher's missing whistle while hiding from his classmates, he earns praise (and a gold star) and is told that his new glasses must be working. This helps Rex begin to see his specs as something positive. The watercolor illustrations have a breezy, abstract feel that will appeal to nursery school and early elementary school audiences. VERDICT General purchase for libraries needing more books about adjusting to new glasses.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.