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Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes (Penguin Young Readers, L3) (edition 2010)

by Kate McMullan, R.W. Alley (Illustrator)

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Title:Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes (Penguin Young Readers, L3)
Authors:Kate McMullan
Other authors:R.W. Alley (Illustrator)
Info:Dial (2010), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Novels
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Tags:Novel, Easy Reading, Sight, Eyes, School, Animals, Classroom Teacher, Students

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Pearl and Wagner: Four Eyes (Dial Easy-to-Read Level 2) by Kate McMullan

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This book is about a little boy who has to get glasses after taking a sight test at school. He is embarrassed to have to wear glasses but his friend and teacher help him see that it is not so bad. This story is great for children that are in a similar situation. It can help them understand that it is not bad to need glasses. It can also be used with children to help them understand that their differences make them unique and they should be proud of their differences. The images in this book are warm and colorful which draws in the reader. It is a great beginning chapter book for readers.
  SKugle | Nov 20, 2013 |
This picture chapter book is great for students who are ready to dive into more advanced books. Not only does it provide pictures for the text, but it also teaches a valuable lesson; friendship. In the story Pearl's friend Wagner needs to get glasses, however Wagner is defiant and does not want the glasses because he does not want to get made fun of or look different. When Wagner wears his glasses to school most of the children tell him he looks cool and smart, until one kid calls him four eyes. Wagner immediately gets discouraged, but all his friends pick him back up! They tell him things like "I have a scarf so I'm two necks" and "I have on boots so I am four feet" so on and so forth. Soon Wagner realizes that its just a mean name and it doesn't mean anything, because his friends like him for him! This is a valuable lesson for children to learn, especially when peer pressure and cliques begin in the upper elementary grades. Children need to learn that just because a student is different looking, it does not mean that there is anything wrong with him. Another valuable lesson is that of friendship, and picking your friends up when they are down, just as Wagner's friends did with him in the story. His friends encouraged him to keep his glasses and be himself. ( )
  CaittBitt | Oct 23, 2013 |
The artwork seemed really simple with the use of watercolor and pen, but the illustrator makes them stand out. I like the use of the pen strokes because it adds more details in each setting. The story is realistic and can relate to young students. ( )
  marycha | Oct 13, 2013 |
Fun story of a "student" that has to get glasses.
  JudesThree | Feb 11, 2013 |
Summary: This book is about young animals that get their eye sight checked at school by their nurse. One student (Wagner) ends up having to wear glasses because his vision is not good. At first, he is afraid to wear them because someone calls him four eyes but other students chime in to tell how they are different too. The teacher even throws a pizza party in celebration of Wagners new glasses along with hers.

Comments: I thought this was a cute book because all of the students showed Wagner support in wearing his new glasses when he was timid. I also like at the end of the book, it gives a list of tips for children to remember when they get glasses. For instance, they should keep their glasses away from babies and animals.
  LMaddux31 | Dec 2, 2012 |
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There's an eye toast toady, er, that's eye test today at school, but Wagner can't see the board. As his best friend Pearl says, "It's glasses time!" But Wagner hates his new glasses-they make him look like a guppy, and a mean old bully calls him "Four Eyes." Wagner vows to never wear his glasses again, until Pearl and all his friends give themselves inspired new nicknames just like his. Suddenly, "Four Eyes" has a nice ring to it . . . and being able to see isn't so bad, either!

The delightful fourth book in the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning series shows how a best friend and a new perspective can change everything.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:50 -0400)

When Wagner's eye test shows that he needs glasses, it takes him a little while--and some help from his friends--to adjust to his new look.

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