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Parents' Guide to

The Eyes of Kid Midas

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.

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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

How to help your kids and make them answer the questions!

this book shows how a normal kid can find something (i.e. Video games) addicting and shows them what will happen if they play to much and what will happen when there addicted. If they say their not addicted then tell them to read this book it really helps! another thing is Families can talk about the addictive nature of the glasses. What are some of the early warning signs that the glasses might be more trouble than they're worth? Why doesn't Kevin pay more notice to the problems with the glasses? What would you wish for if you had the glasses? Do you think you would handle them differently than Kevin did?
age 12+

This book is written for middle schoolers...

I hated this book. I read it to my students because it was recommended here and I made a mistake. I hated it. It was age-inappropriate for 9-year-olds and was confusing to them. It also has curse words in it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

One of the most exciting, suspenseful, and enthralling adventures to come along in some time, and this makes a superb read-aloud. In addition, it provides the deep satisfaction of pushing an idea as far as it can go, and far beyond the boundaries of the usual story.

This author's imagination is not limited by normal boundaries. The first half of the book is very funny, but as things get further and further out of control, as the glasses and Kevin's mind begin to change the fundamental order of the universe, the consequences are sobering and breathtaking. It would be hard to imagine the child who could put this book down before the end.

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