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Praise for Jacob's Eye Patch!

"A winning picture book."

"A charming, funny, and inspiring book about how being a little bit different is no big deal."
DAN GREENBURG, bestselling author of The Zack Files series

"Readers learn that everyone has something that makes others curious, but that people don't always want to discuss it."

"This book will provide tremendous help to children who wear an eye patch."
CHRISTIE L. MORSE, MD, Executive VP, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

"I admire Jacob's courage and strength. As a child, I used to always be embarrassed or insecure about my eyes. Now, I am living my dream of playing in the NFL and wouldn't change anything I went through. Keep inspiring and keep being YOU." MATT LEINART, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner

"With enormous charm and delightful drawings, this book reminds us of two crucial truths: It is really hard to be different from other kids in any way, and even well-meaning parents can be incredibly annoying!" MICHAEL THOMPSON, PHD, New York Times bestselling author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

"Finally, a book that addresses the stigma that many kids must feel, handled in a gentle way that they'll appreciate and enjoy. Hooray for Jacob, the eye patch-wearing hero!" CHRIS VAN DUSEN, illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Mercy Watson series

"A valuable, unique perspective on what it is like to be a child and parent patching." THOMAS ROGERS, Executive Director, Children's Eye Foundation

"Jacob's Eye Patch is so insightful. It's a reminder of how frustrated kids feel to be dependent on others." DAVID A. ADLER, author of the bestselling Cam Jansen mystery series

"Amblyopia and strabismus—commonly known as 'lazy eye' and 'crossed-eye' respectively—are common eye conditions in children, and eye patching offers a simple and effective treatment option. It's not always easy for children who may feel embarrassed when wearing a patch or frustrated by the questions it prompts in others, but Jacob's story can help." DAVID W. PARKE II, MD, CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology
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"Funny story. I like his glasses." EILIDH RUSSO, age 3, eye patch wearer

"Jacob's Eye Patch offers a unique view into the world of children who experience vision problems as it highlights the challenges and benefits of effective eye patching. We hope children with amblyopia and their families will find inspiration in this engaging look at a common childhood eye problem." HUGH R. PARRY, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America

"The illustrations by Jules Feiffer are simply gorgeous. They convey Jacob's excitement and frustration perfectly."
ANN ZAWISTOSKI, Little Four Eyes

What People Are Saying - Jacob's Eye Patch
Advance praise from Dan Greenburg, author of The Zack Files series; Christie L. Morse, MD, of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Matt Leinart, NFL quarterback; and others.
Dan Greenburg, The Zack Files, Christie L. Morse, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Matt Leinart, David A. Adler, Cam Jansen, Chris Van Dusen, Mercy Watson, Michael Thompson, Raising Cain, Thomas Rogers, Children's Eye Foundation, David W. Parke II, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Eilidh Russo