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"Finally, a book that addresses the stigma that many kids must feel, handled in a gentle way that they'll appreciate and enjoy. Hooray for Jacob, the eye patch-wearing hero!" 
CHRIS VAN DUSEN, illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Mercy Watson series 
 
 

 

 

 

We want you to know about a new book about children's eye care – a subject that isn't broached very often – that has gotten rave reviews from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Children's Eye Foundation, among others. JACOB'S EYE PATCH is written by a boy who had the tenacity to wear a patch for four years to even out his eyesight in both eyes, and his mother, who taught him that being different isn't so bad after all.
 
Jacob's Eye Patch is the go-to book for talking about differences that kids can enjoy and parents can turn to for guidance. This funny, spirited story—illustrated by award-winning picture book artist Jules Feiffer—encourages young readers to embrace the "something" that makes them unique. Jacob is in a hurry—a really big hurry—to get to the store to buy a special toy. Strangers often stop Jacob's parents on the street to ask about him. See, Jacob is unusual: He has an eye patch. Jacob knows people like to ask questions, but do they have to ask right now? 
 
Being different can be hard. But everyone has something. What's your something?
 
Please see the following free resources:
Free activity kit with a tip sheet, a reading group guide, and more: http://www.jacobseyepatch.com/kit
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