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.