MR. POSEY’S NEW GLASSES, by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Candlewick Press


In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes.

Mr. Posey is feeling gloomy. Everything seems dull. Maybe he needs new glasses? Perhaps a trip to the Cheer Up Thrift Shop with his energetic young neighbor, Andy, will help. But when the duo try on the glasses in the shop’s barrel, they’re in for a big surprise. One pair with stars for frames shows only constellations in a night sky. Round frames reveal a world all aswirl, while a heart-shaped pair makes everything pink. And as soon as Mr. Posey puts on the cat-eye framed glasses, fierce dogs start chasing him.

No, thank you! But when Andy makes a simple observation, Mr. Posey’s view opens to a whole new world — and finally everything is brighter, different, and exciting.

40 pages

Out April 16, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is such a fun book. It’s written in prose and in a hardcover format with a book jacket.

The story is wonderful and tells how sometimes you’re better off having just what you have and “new” isn’t always better, and old is just as good as new. Excellently paced, very entertaining with  fabulous artwork to accompany the  story and help it along.

Love the use of old and new (elderly and younger) characters to make the author’s point. They’re layered and colorful, sweet and funny.

You can’t go wrong with this book.

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