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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 |
Pearl, Wagner and their class are up for eye tests and it is determined that Wagner needs glasses (Raw Bird Pizza instead of Ron and Bert's Pizza). Worried that he will look funny with glasses, Wagner is determined not to get them or wear them. Unfortunately, Wagner shows up to school the next with glasses, but quickly realizes that everybody thinks he looks so cool wearing them. Two bullies though spoil Wagner's new found confidence and call him four eyes. His friends come to his rescue and remind him that four eyes isn't so bad, especially if your teacher wears cool glasses too and you are able to see everything in sight without squinting. This is a good book to read or have available for students who are getting glasses for the first time or have been experiencing bullying from other students. Students will be able to relate to the text and the illustrations are fun for the students to look at. The text and short chapters are good for readers transitioning to novels. ( )
  attebb | 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.

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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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