I Can See Just Fine

A Picture Book


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ISBN: 9781419708015 Categories: ,

Eric Barclay


Paige is just like every other kid. She goes to school. She practices her violin. She plays outside. The only problem is, she cannot quite see the chalkboard, her sheet music, or anything else! Despite Paige’s repeated refrain of “I can see just fine,” the comical illustrations portray a different story. Paige’s parents decide it’s time for her to visit the eye doctor, despite her protests. But Paige’s stubbornness quickly dissolves as she braves an enthralling eye checkup, enjoys a playful frame selection, and, most importantly, ends up with perfect eyesight! Barclay successfully depicts a very real and relevant issue with lightheartedness and gentle humor. Young readers will relate to Paige’s journey and celebrate her triumph of seeing clearly in the end.

Praise for I Can See Just Fine
“It’s a useful, non-didactic story for kids in Paige’s situation-and utterly fun, too.”
–Publishers Weekly

“A gentle way to introduce the topic of eyeglasses with a resistant child and what to expect in finding a solution.”
–Shelf Awareness for Readers

“With an attractive, clean layout and big speech bubbles, this story is one that young readers will easily follow as Paige ultimately triumphs with her new glasses.”
–School Library Journal

“This is an easy picture book for beginning readers with full-color illustrations. The stylized, pleasing illustrations are done well and a lot of children can relate to the situation.”
–Library Media Connection

Additional information

Weight 336 g
Dimensions 24.1 x 22.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 6 August 2013
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.1 x 22.2 cm
Weight 336 g


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Eric Barclay has been illustrating and designing for the advertising world for more than a decade, working with clients such as American Express, Disneyland Paris, Nokia, Sprint, Hyatt Hotels, and Westin Kids Club. He currently illustrates for American Greetings and Hallmark. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and their two daughters.