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Specs for Rex

Specs for Rex is the latest picture book from the award winning author of Time for Bed, Fred!, the Irish author-illustrator Yasmeen Ismail (click the link for the fab interview with her!)

The unique style of Yasmeen's illustrations are a delight. Captivating, with a deceptive simplicity these pages are just wonderful to pour over. 

Firstly, I love how Yasmeen easily interchanges the word glasses for specs - there's something quite smiley about the word specs don't you think?!

This is the story of a little boy who is feeling a little bashful on his first outing with his big round specs. The humour most definitely comes from Rex and his antics, Yasmeen has captured the cheeky behaviour and logic of a little one just perfectly. The sight of Rex running around the playground with a trail of toilet paper round his head had us in fits of giggles.

I loved this book!

Rex tries various fun disguises to hide his glasses, and in doing so ... well, he kinda realises that those gorgeous red specs had there positive side too.

Yasmeen's illustrations are just stunning; joyful, creative and wonderfully expressive.

Specs for Rex is perfect present material. Don't forget to check out Time for Bed, Fred! too.

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Rex has new glasses and he HATES them! He does NOT want to wear them to school, and he tries to hide them - in the strangest places! But it's pretty tricky hiding specs that are so big, and round and RED ...It's funny how things turn out, though, because Rex's specs end up winning him a gold star, and a new friend. Even better, he can SEE properly. A beautifully illustrated and charming story about the positive effects of being, well, maybe just a little different.

Nitty Gritty


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