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Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

A good fit for kids who wear glasses.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+


My daughter had to get glasses when she was 5. She was very upset about it and cried for days, until I bought her this book and read it to her. She was really happy when the baby duck got a new boat. A must for every parent who's kids wear glasses.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a nice book and a good read-alone for 5- and 6-year-olds, though it's not a very exciting read-aloud; this has to do partly with the topic, which may not appeal to toddlers. The oversize format and the colorful watercolors convey the duck's expressions, particularly when Grampa and Baby Duck look at each other's eyeglasses, beak to beak.

Amy Hest and Jill Barton, creators of In the Rain With Baby Duck, have come back with another problem only Grampa can solve. The kindness of Grampa and the attempts of the concerned parents to cheer Baby up define this warmhearted book. Hest has captured the dynamic of the family relationship perfectly, although the writing here is less magical than in the first book.

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