Extraordinary Eyeglasses : The Amazing Invention That Helps Us See

Extraordinary Eyeglasses
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  • Francois Vigneault
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August 06, 2024
Fall in love with the amazing lenses that help us see
So many of us wear glasses. They help us read, work and play. They are for the young and old, for bookworms and professional athletes, and are used by people in every country around the world.

Learn how glasses bend light and what color blindness really means. How tears work and why we have eyelids. Learn all about the human eye, and about the extraordinary vision of cats, birds and flies. Take a tour through the long history of eyeglasses and learn about optical illusions, 3-D glasses and why pandas seem to be wearing spectacles.

Packed with fun comics, puzzles and games, Extraordinary Eyeglasses will help young readers understand how wearing glasses is like having a superpower!

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Informative and Engaging
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Extraordinary Eyeglasses is an informative book that takes readers through the history of eyeglasses. This book is jam-packed with information from learning about what different countries call eyeglasses to what an optical illusion is.

What I Liked: Despite the book's wealth of information, I didn't feel overwhelmed when I was reading the pages. The font size is larger, making it easier for young readers to read, and the illustrations make it engaging. Illustrator Francois Vigneault's characters were diversely based, which I appreciated. The informative text was broken up with pages like Spot the Difference in Pictures and comics depicting Beryl and the Superpowered Spectacles. In addition to learning all kinds of random facts, my 10-year-old son felt proud to wear glasses.

What Left Me Wanting More:  This book would be a fantastic addition to a classroom or school library. We need more engaging nonfiction books. However, I believe that the book's connect-the-dots and mazes limit it to being a book for individual readers versus a library book because it requires readers to complete activities in it.

Extraordinary Eyeglasses is a middle grade nonfiction book that I recommend to elementary and middle school readers.
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