Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2017
Douglas is a dog with a problem. He is having trouble seeing. But, he doesn't know it!
His owner, Nancy, can no longer ignore the signs. After a game of fetch goes goes horribly wrong she decides to take Douglas to the eye doctor. Douglas is positive that he can pass the eye exam.....until the doctor tells him that he needs glasses. Will Douglas be able to embrace his new look?
I love Ged Adamson's illustrations! His use of water color for the trees mixed with hand drawn characters create truly stunning pictures. I greatly enjoyed this story and can totally relate. When I was in the fourth grade, I literally lost my ability to see things far away in one day. This was a very traumatic experience and this book would have definitely helped me understand what was going on.
While I like the story, I feel that it ends abruptly. After Douglas gets his new glasses, the story simply stops. I wish that Adamson would have showed how having glasses has changed Douglas' life. I would have liked to have seen Douglas succeeding in walking in the park and playing fetch.
I do feel that this book would be a great gift to any child who is in the process of getting glasses. Douglas is such a lovable character that I know children will adore.