This colourful book on first glance may just look like a usual kids book. With a story of dragons and trolls. It’s very bright with lots of pictures and the words are easy enough to read for a young child.
The book however is more than just a story book.
The book is written by One Vision. It contains a subtle message about looking after your eyes and is supported by Optical Express.
The book tells a short story about Lochy the Brave, a troll who attends the eye clinic after harming his eyes in the bright light. As well as the story there are several tests which assists parents in checking the child’s eyes for problems.
The tests are really simple. The book comes with 3D glasses which are needed for the tests and involve counting rings on a dragon and a test card with dragons on.
Obviously this book does not replace a proper eye examination but it may assist in spotting early eye problems in young children.
This book was first published in 2012 and supports the charity Children 1st
You can purchase the book yourself from Amazon
My kids enjoyed the book. Jordanna wears glasses most of the time. Without her glasses she had problems with one of the tests, as did I which proves the book works. The book is very decorative and bright. I especially liked the big red dragon. Everytime Izebella sees the dragon now, she roars. Younger children who cannot yet read will also enjoy having the book read to them and can perhaps participate in the test when they are a little older.
It is vital to get eye examinations from an early age. Eye problems in children do not always come with signs or symptoms. Children assume that what they see is normal as they have never known anything different. I was so shocked when an eye test picked up Jordanna had an astigmatism . I simply assumed all was fine as she never had a squint or lazy eye. To be told that there was a problem and that she may have spent the first few years of her life with less than perfect/ blurry vision was upsetting. At least now thanks to an eye test: she has glasses and her vision is improving. I was told at one of her appointments that once a child reaches a certain age, their vision is set and it’s extremely difficult to correct it beyond that age. Therefore early medical intervention is very important for a child’s vision.
Optical express are giving away 5 copies of the book to my readers.
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(T&CS: competition will end April 30 2014. Five winners will be contacted by email. UK only)
3) comment below; who is your favourite children’s book character and why
ooohhh l’m the first to comment……………….l like the emperor in The Emperor’s New Clothes as he makes me chuckle to think of him prancing around and showing off his ‘new clothes’
the gruffalo , seems wild but a big softie
The gruffalo – not as scary as he looks. Tweeted & following as @ericahughes
my all time favourite book will always be PETER PAN a book of wonder, fantastic xx
the bear from this is the bear, because he is so cute lol! following by email already, tweeted as liaburns18
I follow blog by e-mail.
I follow on twitter. my favourite character is the gruffalo, such a great story
not old enough for books yet but he loves mickey mouse
the gruffalo as hes cool
The pissy cat from Room on the Broom!
Follow by email, have tweeted @kimneville2
Love the pip and posy characters in their books and my son is always asking me to read them
Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Always wanted to be him.
I like Mrs Large, from the Large Family Stories!!! I tweeted and follow as @lynn_heath
my favourite character is mouse in the gruffalo – we love how he outsmarts all the bigger creatures
Danny from danny the champion of the world because my dad read it to me when i was little and i thought he was amazing!
i tweeted @lowritegan
i follow by email x
follow by email and twitter x favourite character is Wilbur from charlottes web x
Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. as they love chocolate
Willy Wonka – I like chocolate
Ooops – also I follow by e-mail and Facebook
The cat in the hat because he is funny
i love peter pan how fab to always see the world through the eyes of a child and never grow up
tweeted and followed @tina9stan
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The mouse out of the gruffalo book as hes very clever
Moonface from The Magic Faraway Tree
My favourite book character is Cinderella because i love a happy ending
I follow by email and Bloglovin and have tweeted (@haonharas). My favourite character is The White Rabbit, because I too always seem to be running round in a rush to get to places.
Harry Potter as I would love to be a wizard and do magic and be super amazing.
Mrs Pepperpot, I always loved these books as a child. Also Mr Happy. Every one should smile like him!
harry potter as he know’s magic
My favourite was/is George from the Famous Five books, I loved her as she wasn’t a girlie girl.
Matilda – she is a legend!
Moonface from Enchanted Wood. He was the coolest! He lived in a tree house with awesome round furniture, a giant slide, magical sweets and traveled to different worlds!
(I tweeted here :https://twitter.com/abc09476722/status/461581432008110080)
harry potter as he know’s magic