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engaging and approachable picture book about going to the optometrist
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MAISY GOES TO THE EYE DOCTOR is a great picture book that teaches children about the experience of going to the optometrist. The story follows Maisy and her friend, Ella, who seems to be having trouble seeing. They go to the eye doctor and take turns for their checkups. Both Ella and Maisy pick out some glasses with Maisy's being sunglasses. With Ella's new glasses, now she can see the board in school.

What I loved: Maisy books are fantastic for continuity of characters and using simple sentences and images to teach children about every day concepts. This book is no exception, as little ones can learn about what it is like to go to the optometrist. Familiar characters are great for toddlers and preschoolers, who can use the platform of what they already know to explore new concepts.

The story uses short and simple phrases to describe what it is like to go to the eye doctor and how seeing the optometrist can help with getting new glasses to see better. The story also mentions that they will need to come back each year, setting up the reader for understanding the full experience. Brightly colored and contrasting images also work very well for toddlers, and the thick outline style is perfect for this age group. The font is large and easy to read throughout, which makes it easy for caregivers to read aloud.

Final verdict: MAISY GOES TO THE EYE DOCTOR is an engaging picture book that will teach young readers about what it is like to go to the optometrist. Familiar characters, approachable language, and brightly colored images will make this a win for toddlers and preschoolers.
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