The Patch

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Review

When her schoolfriends want to know why Becca must wear an eye patch, she concocts a whole series of funny and imaginative explanations, such as the fact that she is a pirate princess.  

This is a quirky and light-hearted book, with a valuable message about the need for children to feel positive and confident about issues like wearing glasses and eye patches.  

A section at the end of the book tells the parent/carer more about Becca’s condition (amblyopia) but perhaps the book could be enhanced still further if Becca herself also at some stage shared some real information about her condition with her peers, to reiterate that there is no need to ‘hide’ the facts about one’s disability.

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