“ I admire [Rhonda Fischer's] commitment to writing children's books with positive messages. [She has] my best wishes for the success of Randy Kazandy's first adventure and for those to come.” —Laura Bush, former First Lady
Randy Kazandy! Where Are Your Glasses?by Rhonda Fischer, Kim Sponaugle (Illustrator)
Colorful and fun-filled, this picture book introduces Randy Kazandy, a young boy with poor eyesight who absolutely hates his glasses and thinks they make him look like an alien from outer space. He does everything he can to avoid wearing his spectacles—even getting rid of them in ingenious and devious ways—but his mother always has another pair waiting.
Colorful and fun-filled, this picture book introduces Randy Kazandy, a young boy with poor eyesight who absolutely hates his glasses and thinks they make him look like an alien from outer space. He does everything he can to avoid wearing his spectacles—even getting rid of them in ingenious and devious ways—but his mother always has another pair waiting. The pitch-perfect lyricism of the prose flows effortlessly throughout the book, with lush illustrations providing the ideal companionship for a quality reading and learning experience for all children.
- Whim Publishing
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- RHONDA FISCHER DBA WHIM PUBLISHING
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- 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Rhonda Fischer is a former writer of children’s stories for the Los Angeles Times who currently reviews books professionally and writes articles for 30 publications. She has held writing workshops and will be the keynote speaker at the Miami International Book Festival 2012. She lives in Paola, Kansas. Kim Sponaugle has illustrated more then 36 books, including Beatrice’s New Clothes, The Mess, and On a Journey to Mirth. She lives in Salem County, New Jersey.
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Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses? This book is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
I was elated to find out that Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses hit the number one spot for the best childrens book. Randy Kazandy beat Where the Wild Things Are! I didn't know it was going to be a best seller when I bought it. But when I read the story I knew it was the best book I had read in about 30 years. This book was written beautiful and the illustrations are amazing. This book is a masterpiece and I will buy every Randy Kazandy book. Do you have to have kids to buy it? Well, we all have a bit of kid in us don't we. Check this book out, it makes a terrific gift for anyone, young or OLD!
Randy Kazandy is a kid who was always bumping into walls, couldn't read books, couldn't catch a ball, so his mother took him to Dr. Bee who told him that he needs to wear glasses. He really doesn't want to wear them so he drops them under a car tire, throws them and does all sorts of other things to get rid of them but his mom keeps giving him a new pair. This is a story about self acceptance and soon he discovers that he loves being who he is, glasses or not. It is beautifully illustrated and written in rhyme which I think children will love. It's a very funny but and shows that being different is not a bad thing. I love this book and think children will love it too. My nephew had to start wearing glasses at the age of two, and this book would have been a blessing to him when he started school. Your children can even go to the website at http://randykazandy.com and ask Randy questions, read what others, including children, said about this book and play games etc. (The games are at the bottom of the page, along with the story of Helen Keller)
Do you have a child who has to wear glasses? I know I started at an early age and HATED it! My glasses fell off (oops) every chance I had. Then my mother put the dreaded granny chain on them. Oh that was delightful in school! Well Randy Kazandy also has to wear glasses. And he does not like it either. But his mom knows how to stay one up on Randy and has many pairs of glasses for him. It is fun to see all the ways Randy decides to get rid of his glasses. But know he adjust with the help of his exasperated m0ther and his helpful father. This is a delightful book to share with your child. Especially if they are new to glasses. I especially enjoy the website that goes along with the book. There they have fun and games for kids. And the story of Helen Keller, one of my heroes! Your child can also send an email to Randy with any questions, comments or ideas about their glasses and sight. In addition to children's poetry and Randy on YouTube. Just an all around fun site. So pop over and check them out. And get this book for your new glasses owner!
This book written by Rhonda Fischer is a must own book. It will become a classic. This is the first book in the series. Get your book while it is hot off the press. A book you can read over and over again. Hidden glasses are throughout the book for children to find. Randy Kazandy has a motto: I love being me! A wonderful gift book for any child 3 through 9. If you had to wear eye glasses as a child this is a must buy book and and so much fun, bespectacled or not. Beautiful vibrant illustrations that just pop out of each page. This is a wonderful rhyming book that you will find yourself laughing at the clever and funny things Randy Kazandy does with his glasses. Who is his surprise visitor? How many glasses did Randy end up having in the story? Randy Kazandy just wanted to be like everyone else, but learns with the help of his parents that his glasses are now a part of who he is. Play free games on www.randykazandy.com and even email Randy and let him know about getting your first pair of glasses. A one of a kind book, simply excellent! Two Thumbs Up!