Calling all Super Heroes!

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Celebrate the launch of The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses with

Susanne Gervay & Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Tuesday 6th August, 2019 at 4pm

Waverley Library Denison street, Bondi Junction NSW

For anyone who’s ever felt different, this is a heart warming story of a boy who wishes he didn’t wear glasses . They might make him look like a superhero but Sam just wants to be himself.

A boy. A superhero. A brave pirate leads his crew of girls and boys. Until the day Sammy feels different. He gets glasses. His parents, teacher, family are happy for Sammy, because they know life is no longer blurry for him. But Sammy feels differently and doesn’t like his new glasses as he thinks people can’t see him anymore. But then things change for the better.

Through humour, self-realisation and the indomitable spirit of kids, Sammy wins the challenge of change.

Susanne Gervay, a specialist in child growth and development, identifies the impact of vision impairment and  the need to take the issue into the classroom and home.

Age Range: 5 +

The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses is a fabulous picture book for stimulating conversation with a child who is wearing glasses for the first time. It can also be used in a classroom to develop discussions about empathy and why some children may need glasses or other supports like hearing or mobility aids. A great set of teachers’ notes to help support classroom learning that can be stimulated by this story.

Author: Suzanne Gervay / Illustrator: Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses will be published in July 2019.

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