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The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses

Susanne Gervay Marjorie Crosby-Fairall



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01 June 2020
When Sam gets his first pair of glasses, he feels like no one knows who he is anymore. His parents say he looks handsome in them and his grandpa thinks he must be a superhero, but Sam just wants to be himself. Even at school, everyone except his best friend George seems to have forgotten who he is. How will Sam make the world see him again?

Follow Sam as he tries to remind people who he is, abandons his glasses at every chance he gets, and even faces giant penguins and googly-eyed turtles in his journey back to his old self. Young readers will delight in the vibrant illustrations and Sam's imaginative antics, from building pirate ships with George to fending off sharks as captain on the high seas. And the more he returns to his adventurous ways, and rediscovers his confidence and sense of humour, the more people see him not as some anonymous handsome superhero, but as Sam.

Now available in paperback, The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses is an action-packed story about overcoming your fears of other people's perceptions and not shying away from being yourself. Any children dealing with new glasses or other changes in their appearance will find inspiration in Sam's bravery. After all, how big or blue your glasses are doesn't make any difference when you're captain of a pirate ship!
By:   Susanne Gervay
Illustrated by:   Marjorie Crosby-Fairall
Imprint:   Exisle
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 9mm,  Width: 11mm, 
ISBN:   9781925820560
ISBN 10:   1925820564
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 June 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susanne Gervay is a celebrated Australian children's author who received the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award for Children's Literature. Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is a freelance illustrator. An Australia/US citizen, her first picture book won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award.

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