Glamorous Glasses

Glamorous Glasses Bobbie and Joanie are best friends and best cousins and they do everything together So when Joanie has to get glasses Bobbie figures she ll get them too especially once she discovers the fabulous f

  • Title: Glamorous Glasses
  • Author: Barbara Johansen Newman
  • ISBN: 9781590788783
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bobbie and Joanie are best friends and best cousins, and they do everything together So when Joanie has to get glasses, Bobbie figures she ll get them, too especially once she discovers the fabulous frames on display at the eyeglasses store Meanwhile, Joanie has the opposite reaction Glasses make her feel different and look different And they re uncomfortable So theBobbie and Joanie are best friends and best cousins, and they do everything together So when Joanie has to get glasses, Bobbie figures she ll get them, too especially once she discovers the fabulous frames on display at the eyeglasses store Meanwhile, Joanie has the opposite reaction Glasses make her feel different and look different And they re uncomfortable So the ever resourceful Bobbie comes up with a perfect plan to make both of them happy Illustrations full of rich, comical details enhance this story about friendship and a classic childhood experience.

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    1. Super cute story that I can relate to I've always wanted glasses but I have perfect vision. I suspect as I get older I'll need them, like both my parents did. Until then, I rock a handful of fake glasses that I own :-p

    2. My four-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week. I love slice-of-life books -- they tell me about a place, a time and a little bit about the author. Melanie Hope Greenberg does it well with My Father's Luncheonette. Dan Yaccarino does it well with Every Friday. And Barbara Johansen Newman does it well with Glamorous Glasses. What I learned from Glamorous Glasses is that Barbara Newman really wanted to wear red and white striped glasses as a child. I'm pretty sure she wears t [...]

    3. When I think of eyeglasses I think of glamorous people: Elton John, Elvis, Jackie O and a few others. But I also recall those glasses known as Clark Kents that were issued to military inductees. I never wanted those, but some people even make those look glamorous. And it is the search for that perfect pair of glasses or other fashion accessory that makes life quite exciting at times. Never mind that kids can even look cool in glasses as long as they are not the ones who have to wear them.Glamoro [...]

    4. As soon as the reader sets eyes on the cover art for “Glamorous Glasses” by Barbara Johansen Newman, it is clear that this story is going to be a celebration of eyeglasses. A glimpse at the endpapers, crammed with many styles of eye wear confirms it, and then the reader is engaged in humorous tale of two cousins, Bobbie who is as eager to wear glasses as Joanie is not. Glamorous Glasses will resonate with Fancy Nancy fans. Young fashionistas will identify with Bobby, who loves the fabulous r [...]

    5. This is a really cute story with a great message for kids. I remember being in 5th grade and dreading having to get reading glasses. It was not something I wanted to have to wear. I loved that this story isn't just about Barbara's cousins Joanie needed glasses, it's about how Bobbie wanted also wanted to find her own glamorous pair of glasses even though she didn't need them. I wish I had, had a friend like Barbara to go eye glass shopping with me at this age. I think I would have enjoyed having [...]

    6. Cousins and best friends Joanie and Bobbie and their moms are on a mission: pick out a pair of glasses that Joanie likes. Joanie tries on many pairs, finally settling on a cute blue pair with polka dots. Bobbie wants a pair of cute glasses too. Unfortunately for her, she has 20/20 vision. Will Joanie ever like her glasses? Will Bobbie snag a pair of glasses even though she has perfect vision? You'll have to read this adorably illustrated book to find out. A perfect pick for those kids who are ne [...]

    7. I thought this book was super cute. I think it might be the first picture book I read where glasses where the theme…which is such a surprise, since I not only wear glasses, I think they are the best invention…and I think everyone looks better with glasses. :-) The pictures were great! I especially loved the pages when they first walked into the eyeglasses store and saw rows and rows of glasses…how do you choose??? It was also a great story of two great friends and the things they do to do [...]

    8. When Bobbie’s cousin, Joanie, has to get glasses, Bobbie goes with her and becomes simply enthralled with the “zillions of beautiful glasses”! Bobbie decides that she really, really “needs” glasses to be glamorous and goes about trying to prove it to everyone around her. However, when Bobbie finally tries on Joanie’s prescription glasses, she decides that they may be more trouble than they’re worth. This is a great book for any child who either needs glasses or protests to “need [...]

    9. This is cute story about two cousins who spend a lot of time together with their moms. One of the cousins finds out she has to get glasses. After looking through all the glasses the other cousin decides that she needs glasses too, however her mom says no. She comes up with a plan to trick her teacher and her mom into thinking she needs glasses. After her plan fails her, she tries on her cousins glasses and realizes that it isn't worth it to not be able to see. This story has a good message for a [...]

    10. Cousins and best friends Joanie and Bobbie and their moms are on a mission: pick out a pair of glasses that Joanie likes. Joanie tries on many pairs, finally settling on a cute blue pair with polka dots. Bobbie wants a pair of cute glasses too. Unfortunately for her, she has 20/20 vision. Will Joanie ever like her glasses? Will Bobbie snag a pair of glasses even though she has perfect vision? You'll have to read this adorably illustrated book to find out. A perfect pick for those kids who are ne [...]

    11. For fans of books like the Pinkalicious series, Glamorous Glasses celebrates all things dress up and fun. Two best friend cousins set out to get glasses for one of them. The other, of course, wants glasses too, but ultimately realizes that she just doesn't need them. One of the coolest parts about this book is Johansen Newman's accompanying website. There, you can play with the characters and make your own Glamorous Glasses to color and cut out. I like this one for a 4-6 year old storytime event [...]

    12. Glamorous Glasses is a picture book about two cousins and best friends who do everything together. When one finds out she needs glasses, the other one wants some two. The story is easy to identify with on both sides of the story, Joannie who needs glasses but doesn't want to wear them, and Bobbie who doesn't need glasses but wants to wear them! It includes fun illustrations, a good life lesson, and is the perfect story for a little fashionista. My favorite part about the book was the website tha [...]

    13. This book is real cute book! It's a silly little book that involves a family. There are two cousins and one of them needs glasses, while the other cousin wants glasses. This book has cute little illustrations that attracts the readers throughout the whole time. I would introduce this book in a classroom to show that it is okay to be different and wear glasses and be comfortable because it is a very normal thing.

    14. Not only is this book cute and colorful, but it involves something I also wear--eye glasses. I hated it when I had to get glasses in the fifth grade. I thought people would start making fun of me, but the day I finally tried on my very first pair of glasses and I could see everything, it really didn't matter. As in the book, it's much better being able to see than looking glamorous. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

    15. I really enjoyed this story. I wear glasses myself, so it was fun to see the antics the cousins got up to in their quests to wear (or not wear) them. I can empathize with Bobbie, though I don't wear mine to look glamorous. Like Joanie, I wear mine so I can see clearly. But I will always wear glasses rather than contacts because I think my face looks unfinished without my glasses on. :)

    16. Two cousins are best friends. One needs glasses and one wants glasses. Who will end up wearing them?This book is a fun spin on the problem of needing glasses and the fun of a girl who likes look 'spectacular'.I support Independent bookstores - use this link to find one near you or to Order GLAMOROUS GLASSES: indiebound/book/978159

    17. Growing up, I hated wearing my glasses. Like Joanie in GLAMOROUS GLASSES, I tried to go without--with similar results. How nice it would have been to have a book like this to show me that glasses can be glamorous, too. A valuable lesson tucked into a fun story with bright playful illustrations.

    18. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I think it is a perfect book for a little girl who has to wear glasses. The illustrations were amazing and make this book worth reading. I loved how the story flowed and thought it was very well written. I highly recommend this book!

    19. Picture Book - 2012 - This is a great book about the importance of being yourself. Cousins, Bobbie and Joanie learn that it is okay to be unique and different!

    20. Like everyone else who doesn't need glasses, I had a brief fixation with them as a child. This would have been a great book for me then!

    21. Family: Girl cousinsFamiliar experience: Getting glassesA well-written niche-filler for kids that need glasses--glamorous glasses.

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