My niece, who is in second grade, just found out she needs glasses. The next day she asked her teacher to move her closer to the board--she hadn't realized she had poor vision so she thought nobody could read the board from the back row and that they all just had to take turns being unable to see! Of course I thought of this book, but she's already very nervous about wearing the glasses so I didn't want her to read about Karen getting called Four-Eyes and Bat Woman. Maybe after she gets used to her glasses I'll send her a copy.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding
I love that the cover of this book has all of the kids on the front. Natalie Springer is absolutely adorable. I like that bit when Karen says: "I'm always starving when I come home from school. I need food right away." I remember coming home from school as a kid and heading straight for the pantry >.< I also love the way Kristy takes Karen to the library to look at books and find pictures and great characters who wear glasses and how Karen decides to wear two pairs of glasses in the school picture - I feel like that is a great example for kids about not being ashamed etc. I also love these earlier books when Karen and Ricky are enemies, they are so entertaining that sometimes it seems a shame that they got 'married.'
I wondered whether flies have families. I wondered whether flies have family reunions, because family reunions are almost always picnics, and at a flies’ picnic, how could you tell the guest flies from the regular, uninvited flies who just want to land on the food for a while? ~ Claudia