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Douglas, You Need Glasses!

Written and illustrated by Ged Adamson
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Meet Douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight tends to land him in some pretty hairy situations.

Readers will laugh along with the new picture book character Douglas as he chases a leaf that he mistakes for a squirrel, walks through wet cement because he can’t see the warning sign, and annoys the neighbor’s dog by mistakenly eating out of his bowl. And when Douglas’s owner Nancy finally takes him to what is clearly an eyeglass store and Douglas asks, “Why are you taking me to a shoe store?” everyone will be giggling.

After an eye exam confirms that Douglas needs glasses, and Nancy helps him find the perfect pair, readers will rejoice with Douglas as he sees all the amazing things he’s been missing!

Both kids and parents will laugh out loud—and may even recognize themselves!—while reading this utterly irresistible, hilarious picture book.

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This book about a dog who needs glasses is great to help little ones learn about eye sight and why some people where glasses, but might be especially fun for kids who wear glasses themselves. The story is humorous and entertaining, and I liked that it portrayed the visit to the eye doctor as something helpful and fun as he got to pick the perfect pair of glasses.

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Who Wrote Douglas, You Need Glasses!

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Ged Adamson

Ged Adamson has worked as a cartoonist, a storyboard artist, and a composer for TV and film. He grew up in Liverpool and now lives in London with his partner, Helen, and their son, Rex. He is the author and illustrator of the first book in the series, Shark Dog!, and Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed). He is also the author of Douglas, You Need Glasses! You can visit him online at

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Publication Date:
January 1, 2016