Princesses Don't Wear Glasses

Princesses Don't Wear Glasses

Tia Cherie Dammen, Kim Betschart


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Seeing is believing in yourself! “[A] light, heartwarming story . . . The themes of self-esteem and feeling different are very relatable” (Online Book Club).
The concept for Princesses Don’t Wear Glasses is to communicate to kids that it’s perfectly acceptable to be unique or different. Geared towards the modern girl for building confidence and positive self-image, it shines light on a young princess who thinks that she’s supposed to look a certain way. Illustrated with colorful imagery, the story is driven by the princess’s amazing imagination and she eventually changes her attitude towards being a princess that wears glasses. Princesses can wear glasses, and even braces. They don’t have to look or be one certain way and all girls can be princesses no matter what.
“A change in appearance can be difficult for a child to adjust to. Many children have to wear glasses, braces, or other type of health aid. This can create feelings of insecurity and anxiety . . . [A] sweet story about a common issue.” —Online Book Club