Luna and the Big Blur: A Story for Children Who Wear Glasses

Illustrated by Don Morris
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 4417777
ISBN: 978-1-55798-777-8
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2000
Format: Softcover
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Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
Overview

This book is out of print. However, a revised edition is available.

Luna figures it's bad enough having a weird name like Luna — now, to make matters worse, she has to wear glasses! Or maybe she doesn't.

Most kids hate wearing glasses, and they'll all enjoy the hilarious mishaps that Luna experiences when she decides she won't wear hers. In this lighthearted story, enlivened by Morris's loopy, irresistible images, Luna's father helps her learn to feel good about herself instead of focusing on her nearsightedness.

About the Author
Shirley Day is the Corporate Communications Specialist for the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times. This is her first children's book.
About the Illustrator
Don Morris also works for the Times as an illustrator. He has illustrated two other children's books.
Reviews & Awards

A touching, heartwarming story. Luna represents every young child who has to wear glasses. A truly imaginative and insightful tale that will help all children — both those who have to wear glasses and those who don't.
—Bruce A. Epstein, MD, spokesperson, American Academy of Pediatrics

A great book! It will help professionals as well as parents with young, new eyeglass wearers. Wonderfully illustrated!
—Joel Marantz, OD, member, American Optometric Association

Its intended audience will have the reaction: "Hey, that's me!"…Luna and the Big Blur can be an eye-opening experience, one that will help put the squiggly lines of growing up into perspective. Ms. Day and Mr. Morris, where were you when I needed you?
St. Petersburg Times