My Travelin' Eye

My Travelin' Eye

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

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Jenny Sue's eyes are not the same as other people's eyes. Her right eye looks in one direction, while her left eye sometimes wanders. Jenny Sue has a travelin', lazy eye. Although it makes her different, it also helps her see the world in a special way.

Here is a charming story about one very inspiring little girl who overcomes her disability and offers inspiration to others.

My Travelin' Eye is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805081695
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.29(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

JENNY SUE KOSTECKI-SHAWis a freelance illustrator who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Illustration Academy. She lives in the mountains of northern New Mexico with her husband, Patrick, and their dog, Oso. My Travelin' Eye is her first picture book.

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My Travelin' Eye 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Travelin Eye is the story of a child who has an eye problem that causes her eye to turn in. The story takes you through the process of visting an eye doctor having the eye patched and getting a pair of glasses. It also deals with the reactions of the girl's classmates to the eye patch and new pair of glasses. This is a great book for teaching tolerance for those who may be a little bit different from ones self. A great book for school libraries or parents who have children with a smiliar eye problem.
AlisonLucas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jenny Sue was born with one eye looking in a different direction. Although she experienced some teasing from peers, she has positive feelings about her special "travelin' eye." Jenny goes to the ophthalmologist who prescribes her a pair of glasses and an eye patch. Kids at school gave her a hard time, until she started making "fashion patches!" The illustrations are colorful and fun and contain collage elements. This book is based on the author's experience as a child. This is a great book to foster conversation and comprehension about disabilities and differences.
katiekaufmann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book gives children confidence who have disabilities that they are special and how to make the most of their 'different' situation. It offers children inspiration and hope from one who has overcome his disability.
rfewell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great picturebook about a child with a vision impairment. She has a patch over her eye, that she turns into a fashion statement.
jdieder104 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book about a girl born with a wondering eye. A teacher recommends she see an opthamologist; which she is against. The opthamologist puts a patch on her good eye to make the weak eye stronger. The opthamologist also recommends wearing glasses. The children tease her and this makes the character sad and not want to attend school. The mother suggest using crafts to make her glasses and patch unique and colorful. Everyone at school want to wear a patch but they need an opthamologist authorization.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cheerful picture book by new author Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is dear to my heart as my son also has a wandering or travelin¿ eye. I wish I¿d had this book when he had to wear a patch and glasses to school for the first time. Jenny Sue, in a loving manner, portrays, through her text and illustrations, what it is like for a child with a travelin¿ eye. In this semi-autobiography of herself as a little girl Jenny Sue describes how she saw the world with each eye and the gift each eye gave to her, one an artist and the other a navigator. However, when she had to wear a patch and glasses, how did she cope with suddenly seeing in a different way and with the pointing of the other children? Young readers will be entranced to find out. The mixed media illustrations are delightful and inspire children to turn the pages just to see what they can find in each picture: counting opportunities, finding objects, and trying Jenny Sue¿s art activities. Teachers and parents will also find this an inspiring book for their children with wandering eyes, or for a unit on understanding disabilities. This picture book is highly recommended for young children, ages 3-8.