specs for rex

Specs by Rex is by Irish-born, Bristol-based author/illustrator/animator Yasmeen Ismail, a recent discovery and new favorite of ours.  You might remember her work from One Word from Sophia.  I love the boundless energy and charisma of Ismail's watercolors.  Rex, a little lion, is so upset about his new red spectacles and tries everything he can think of to hide them at school.  In the end, he realizes why they're so important and comes to embrace them.  This is a perfect book for the little ones in your life who are not so keen on donning their glasses!