|Mr. Posey's new glasses
Author: Kooser, Ted
Mr. Posey needs new glasses. But when he tries on glasses in a thrift shop's barrel, he's in for a big surprise.
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/19)
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Booklist - 07/01/2019 Bored with seeing the same old things every day, Mr. Posey decides to improve his view with a new pair of glasses. He enlists the help of his young neighbor Andy, and together they walk to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop, which smells of “rose petals that somebody had kept in an old shoe.” Mr. Posey approaches the glasses box and pulls out a pair with star-shaped frames. As soon as he puts them on, the world dramatically transforms into a star-spangled night sky. Nope! The next specs plunge him under the ocean, which proves a tad too exciting. Mr. Posey tries on several more pairs, but none is right. It’s not until Andy points out how dirty Mr. Posey’s old glasses are that his dreary dilemma is solved. Duncan’s vintage-inflected digital artwork will pull readers into the swiftly changing scenes and hold their attention with the many details contained therein. Text-heavy pages make this best suited for older picture book readers; however, its message of seeing the world with fresh eyes holds broad appeal. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.