“I’m Getting New Glasses!” is a new picture book written and illustrated by Beth Ann Ramos. Ramos is an author, illustrator, and health advocate. This is her first book.
The book tells the story of Olive and her brother Andy as they go to pick out Olive’s glasses. Olive is nervous at first, but the siblings quickly find that trying on glasses can be a lot of fun. The story is told in a rhyme with cheerful illustrations of kids wearing glasses against colorful backgrounds. I love that the book acknowledges that getting glasses can be a little scary, but it doesn’t dwell on that part and instead focuses on the positive aspects of glasses and how they can be a great way to express yourself.
This would be a perfect book to read before going to pick out glasses. It could start conversations about what your child might want to look for in glasses. It would also be a great book to have at an optical shop with a great selection of children’s frames.
If your child loves coloring, Ramos’ website includes a page for “Fun Stuff” which has a coloring sheet featuring Olive and her glasses. The coloring sheet is from forthcoming book “When I take care of me,” so it sounds like there will be more adventures of Olive and Andy to come.
Disclaimer: Author/Illustrator Beth Ann Ramos provided a copy of her book for this review. No other compensation was received. This review reflects my honest opinion of the book. This page contains affiliate links to purchase the book. I receive a small commission when you purchase items following those links. That money goes towards the maintenance of this site.