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Summary: Mom isn't having much fun today. With lots to do, the world just blends into the background. When Lulu finds her rose-colored glasses, she encourages Mom to try them on and is undeterred until she does. This is a picture book about how easy it can be to change your perspective on the world.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Started reading with 4-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: When we finished reading this the first time, our preschooler handed me the rose colored glasses and then proceeded to quote the last few pages of the book. Our preschooler requests the book or will just sit down and look at the pictures (she loves how the rainbow grows). The rose-colored glasses and anything opaque with color (e.g., lids on disposable food containers) lead the way in her world of fun and discovery.
Adult Reader Reaction: Needless to say, we've read this book lots of times since it arrived. The story is a great daily reminder for parents about how we lose our sense of what's important and why we had kids in the first place!
Pros: The story is timeless, endearing, and simply presented. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this book.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! Kids will find the story (and glasses fun) and adults can use this book as a quick reminder or inspirational story about life.
Educational Themes: It's easy to bring this book alive. You can use the rose-colored glasses that come with the book to see new things; lay in the grass and look at the clouds; or just stop doing a chore and do something spontaneous with your child.
Notes: This is the first in a series of six books.
Literary Categories: Fiction - family, picture book series, life lessons