The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses

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Due for release in July 2019. Pre-order your copy now!

Sam doesn’t like his new glasses. They make his ears hurt. His parents say he looks handsome in them. But Sam just wants to look like himself. His teacher doesn’t recognize him — she says he must be a new superhero. But Sam doesn’t want to be a superhero. He just wants to be himself. Eventually, with a bit of confidence and a lot of humour, Sam finds out that wearing glasses isn’t so bad — and people still like him just the way he is after all.

Children and teens with glasses face adjustment to wearing them. It can be hard to look after glasses and keep track of where they are. It can make children and teens feel different. They can be teased and identified as different. Kids may refuse to wear their glasses. It’s important that children feel included when they wear glasses and even a superhero. For more information: Visit Good Vision for Life – Good Vision for Life

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335996 | 215 x 288 mm / 8.5 x 11.25 inches | Hardback | 32 Pages

Susanne Gervay is an award winning Australian author, educational consultant and children’s book advisor who had published 15 previous children’s book titles as well as anthologies.  Among other awards, Susanne has received the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award for Children’s Literature from the International Literacy Association and the Order of Australia. She is the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand. Her books are endorsed by Room to Read, Cancer Council, Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Variety, Life Education, and anti-bullying organizations.

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is a designer and freelance illustrator of 7 previous children’s books. A dual citizen of Australia and the USA, Marjorie was raised on a farm in California with a menagerie of rescued animals. She devoured picture books as a child, examining the detail of their illustrations. Her books have appeared on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists, and she won the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book.

Past Events

ACEL Early Childhood Conference and Susanne Gervay Book Signing

Calling all Early Learning Education Providers! Join Boy in the Big Blue Glasses author, Susanne Gervay, as she takes the spotlight as an Australian Childrens’ Author at the 4th Annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference.

This ACEL Conference will focus on the various factors that contribute to the development of the whole learner, from the early years and onwards with a focus on inclusion.

Susanne will be a Keynote speaker at this event, where she will discuss the importance  picture books play in early learning, before doing a book signing at afternoon tea!

Event Details: 3rd May 2019

Presentation Time: 2:30pm-3pm

Book Signing: From 3pm

Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Registration essential: Register Here


Story Snug Review
“The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses is a fabulous picture book for stimulating conversation with a child who is wearing glasses for the first time. It can also be used in a classroom to develop discussions about empathy and why some children may need glasses or other supports like hearing or mobility aids.” Click here to read more.

Little Parachutes Review
“A super book that has been carefully and skillfully created to comfort and reassure children who are finding it difficult to adjust to wearing glasses. The story is narrated by the protagonist Sam in a tone you would expect from a young boy. The beautiful illustrations by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall really breathe life into the characters.” Click here to read more

Good Vision for Life featured
” The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses brings the issue of vision problems into sharper focus. National marketing manager for Optometry Australia, Trinity Scarf, applauds the book as it addresses such an important issue in an engaging way for kids. ” Click here to read the full review


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