Book launched to helps kids love their glasses

EK Books has released The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses, the perfect addition for any eyecare practitioner’s waiting room, written to help kids feel comfortable and happy wearing glasses.


Created by award-winning Australian duo author Susanne Gervay and illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, the story tackles the challenges glasses-wearing children face. Although life changing, wearing glasses have been the bane of my life, said Gervay. “At a young age, I didn’t know I couldn’t see. I was labelled clumsy and stupid, changing my personality, making me shy when I wasn’t shy. When you get glasses and suddenly see, it’s joy.”


In the story, Sam doesn’t like his new glasses. His parents say he looks handsome, but he just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn’t recognise him and says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn’t want to be a superhero, he just wants to be himself. Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn’t so bad and people like him just the way he is after all.


EK Books specialises in publishing books it says other publishers fear to touch. “Our motto is ‘Books with heart on issues that matter’. Our books are crafted by authors and illustrators whose backgrounds include teaching and psychology. These creators have a knack for unpacking complex issues, making them engaging and memorable for even the youngest readers.”


Copies of the The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses can be purchased at your local bookshop or online at


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