Sight to See: Seeing is Believing, written by Dr Qooz and illustrated by Irena Urosevic, is a wonderful book for children that could very well open their eyes to a clearer, brighter world. The main character in the story suffers from many problems and is not able to identify the cause of all his troubles until receiving the help and advice of a friend who suggests that the main character may require the help of an optometrist. Glasses soon follow and our main character is amazed at what he has been missing.
Sight to See: Seeing is Believing encourages children – and their parents – to consider whether they are fully equipped to take in the world around them. The message this smart book coveys in a brilliantly illustrated fashion is that many children suffer from not resolving vision-related problems and that providing children with a solution can drastically improve their life experiences.
Both the artwork is cut and bright and the message being conveyed is important and suited for kids from around 6 to 9 years old I think. The language and writing style used seem to sit at a slightly higher maturity level than what the other aspects of the book seem to be geared towards. Which leads me to suggest that this book is better suited for parents and children to read together so that parents can offer answers to questions that may arise. With this adjustment this book is not only educational but entertaining as well. I’ve never seen a kids book that tackles the subject of vision and optometry, so this is certainly a unique book.
Pages: 31 | ASIN: B07YR4CJW4
Who Are You? First Day of School by Dr. Qooz is a children’s book full of animals of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Gerri the Giraffe is new to the class. Gerri seems a bit shy and nervous at first, but the other animals are very welcoming. This is a feel-good book that has lots of underlying messages for young readers.
I think this book will appeal to young readers. Early elementary-aged kids will enjoy the bright illustrations and the variety of animal characters in the story. Dr. Qooz’s writing style is simple and somewhat repetitive with a lot of dialogue between characters.The repetitive dialogue could also be good for new readers who are learning to predict what’s coming next.
Gerri from Fargone is a loveable but awkward character. New students to a school could identify with Gerri’s hesitance. They will also find hope in how quickly Gerri makes friends with the herd of jungle classmates. Gerri’s classmates point out their own differences in a way that makes them feel proud, not different.
This is a great little book that could be an important tool for families to use during a move to a new town or school. Guidance counselors could also use the book to emphasize acceptance and empathy among classmates. It could help bring young students together as they identify with the cast of characters.
Who Are You? First Day of School by Dr. Qooz is a fun and simple book for young children. For the most part, it is written simply enough for a young student to understand, especially with the help of a teacher or parent. I think there are good messages here that could help them through new starts. I’d like to see more original work by Dr. Qooz.
Pages: 34 | ASIN: B07D1B7JNZ