I’ve let a few children book reviews stack up. Today is the day I’m posting their reviews. If you’re on the hunt for some wonderful reads for little ones, stop back by. I’ve got two for younger kids and one middle grade I’m sharing about today.
About the Book
In a world where every person faces a daily choice between two pairs of glasses, young Scarlett grumbles through her days, seeing only the dreary aspects of life through her “grumbly glasses.” Tired of how Scarlett’s spectacles keep her daughter from seeing all the good around her, Scarlett’s mother encourages her to try “glad glasses” instead. Even though the change is difficult at first, Scarlett soon realizes that “glad glasses” make for happy days and that choosing to see with gratitude is possible because God always brings some kind of good from the circumstances in our lives.
This colorful and spunky board book is a great resource for tackling grumbly attitudes and encouraging more grateful hearts among children. And like Scarlett, after seeing life through “glad glasses,” readers may just chuck those grumbly glasses away for good!
In My Opinion
Rhyming, sing-song prose and bright, inviting illustrations are sure to draw little readers to Scarlett’s Spectacles. I can easily see this becoming one of those books that’s read so often, everyone has is memorized before long.
This board book follows Scarlett through her days as she exchanges her grumpy glasses to ones that view circumstances and daily activities through a thankful heart. What an excellent lesson for children to learn early in life.
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About the Author
Janet Surette is mother to Taylor the Strong, Avery the Good, and Scarlett the Loud. Janet combines the skills of being a Christian speaker, author, and blogger with the wisdom of motherhood to produce winsome messages that engage parents and children alike through rhyme, compelling imagery, and a bit of spunk that crafts timeless messages into memorable resources that instruct and delight. Janet divided her formative years between the United States and Canada, and though she loves living in Barrie, Ontario, she is comfortable on both sides of the border. You can learn more about Janet at www.janetsurette.com.