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Arthur's Eyes

(Arthur Adventure Series)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  9,405 ratings  ·  92 reviews
None of Arthur's friends wear glasses and his classmates tease him! But when he stops wearing them, he gets in all kinds of trouble. Maybe four eyes really are better than two.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 30th 1986 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published September 30th 1979)
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“Arthur’s Eyes” is the second book in Marc Brown’s famous “Arthur” series and is about how Arthur copes with having his glasses for the first time and the bullying he goes through. “Arthur’s Eyes” is truly a masterpiece for anyone who also has problems with having their glasses for the first time in their lives.

Marc Brown’s writing is truly inspiring since it involves a real life situation about how Arthur felt when he was teased by his classmates about his glasses and how he did not want to we
Abdirahman in ms.oberg class
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bev Walkling
Arthur has trouble seeing and gets a pair of glasses but at first everyone at school laughs at him...

My 4 year old grandson asked me to read him this book. It has cute drawings of animals in a grade 2 school setting. Coming from a family where lots of people wear glasses, this story provided a good opportunity to talk about who needs glasses and how it helps them to see things better.
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a good story about getting eyeglasses and the benefits (getting to see better) and challenges (getting picked on). Our girls haven't experienced this yet, but if nothing else, I hope they can see that it hurts children to be picked on for being different.

They noticed that the illustrations were a bit different (even from the image on the cover) and I explained that it was one of Marc Brown's early books about Arthur, and that the illustrations changed a bit over the years, especially wi
Breanna Riley
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lib-428
When Arthur needs glasses so that he can be a better student and playmate, the next day, his friend's laugh at him. They tease him because he is different, and Arthur doesn't want to be different. He just wants to be able to see, but he cannot stand to be teased for it. This book helps kids accept the fact that glasses tend to be labeled unjustly as "uncool" and help them accept that it is okay to be different.
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rdg-350
This story is so fun and a great book for kids. It's about Arthur getting glasses. He starts not being able to see well and having to have his friend help him read problems. His parents realize he needs glasses. His friends though start to make fun of him so all he wants to do is hide them away. In the end his teacher helps him realize glasses aren't bad, even he has to wear glasses. This would be good to read to students especially someone struggling with having glasses.
Deanna Donald
Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love Arthur! But this is a great book to have in the classroom because students who get glasses for the first time, for whatever reason, are ashamed to wear them. It is great for students to see themselves and the problems that they face in the books that they read. Students would be able to see the good that comes from using their glasses!
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, children
Arthur was my all-time favorite Educational TV show as a kid! I would watch it every morning!
Mar 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Daddy: Did you like it?

Malcolm: I didn't like it.

Daddy: Why didn't you like it?

Malcolm: It was scary.

Daddy: What made it scary?

Malcolm: Francine wasn't very nice.
Meghan Thomas
I really loved this book! It is a great book to introduce to children that are in need of glasses or are struggling with the same issues Arthur did. Throughout the book, we read that Arthur continuously gets bullied for his glasses and he decided to "lose" them. His mother gets upset with him so he brings them to school but does not wear them. When he accidentally ends up in the girl's room, he gets in trouble. Ends up his teacher wears glasses too, and Arthur feels much better. Turns out Authur ...more
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
I really enjoyed the Arthur cartoon series as a kid, and recently came across this book in a Little Free Library. Ahh, the memories. This is not exactly an original trope - you'll see it on the TV show Full House with Stephanie Tanner, and in the Babysitter's Club Little Sister books with Karen Brewer. Arthur is struggling in school because of his eyesight, and needs glasses, but like lots of little kids, doesn't want to admit he needs glasses, so mishaps happen (including Arthur accidentally wa ...more
Morgan Jones
This book is about Arthur and when he learned that he needed to get glasses. The book starts off with him not being able to see anything at school, so he went to the eye doctor and got glasses, then he was too nervous to wear them. He ended up warming up to them when he saw his teacher wearing them. The book highlights a child with a disability and provides them the chance to relate to someone.

I gave this book 5 stars becasue I like the story line. I like how it shows his struggles as well as h
Emily Krafcik
I have never read any of Marc Brown's "Arthur" series, but I did watch the TV show a lot when I was growing up! I liked how the book incorporated the same characters that were in the TV show, like Francine and Buster! I think this story would be great to read to a young child who have recently gotten or are planning on getting glasses themselves because they may have the same feelings that Arthur did until he discovered his teacher also wore glasses. This story can also be for students who do no ...more
Tara Strosnider
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arthur has to get glasses, and his friends start making fun of him and bullying him because,of the glasses. This a great book that can be relatable to because of wearing glasses and the bullying that sometimes happens,when,you,first get,glasses. But this book can be a,good,learning tool or lesson for anyone to,learn that there is good,to having to wear,glasses because,it will help you see,better. And that they aren't the,only ones,afraid,of what will everyone think because they can relate to Art ...more
Valeria Ayala-Nazario
This is a very fun book. This book teaches young readers that its okay to wear glasses and not feel embarrassed about wearing them or being called four-eyes. This book has great images, but the character on the cover does not look like the character in the book. They are drawn differently. Arthur is a TV character, and this might throw off young readers because of the facial differences of the characters in the book and the ones shown on TV. There is not a lot of rich word choice and the sentenc ...more
Tahlor Kimble
I used to watch this TV show when I was younger so it was really cool to be able to read this book. I thought it was a really good way of showing kids what it's like to have to need glasses. I think this could show kids that it is also fine to wear glasses even if people make fun of you for it. Also it shows that it is ok to be different from everyone else. The illustrations are a little different from the Arthur tv show but they still do a great job of giving us an idea of what the story is abo ...more
Julia McMenamin
I believe this would be an awesome book to have in a classroom for various reasons. Arthur does not like his glasses at first because he gets made fun of but they are necessary for his success in school. After meeting with his principal and realizing she wears glasses too, he feels better. In almost all schools students look up to their principal so this is a cool realization for readers. Eventually, Arthur likes glasses and so does Francine now. This would be a good book for children with glass ...more
Suhad Albaat
This book is an amazing book to have in the classroom to read to students or even a bedtime story. My little brother had to get glasses in first grade and he was afraid to wear them to school because people made fun of him, like Arthur was going through. Reading this in the classroom, students would realize that it is not right to make fun of other kids because it is bullying and anybody can get glasses at any given time.
Arthur was very self conscious when he first got his glasses and didn't want to wear them because his friends made fun of him. Only when he saw that his teacher also wears glasses did he decide to give them a chance again only to find out that he could see well enough to beat Francine at basketball.
Kara Pirko
This is a wonderful book to open the eyes of children in the topic of minor disabilities. The illustration of Arthur was different than the cover of the book portrayed, which was deceiving when reading the book. Arthur is able to overcome the bashing from other students on his glasses, and he was supported by Francine. This book's illustrations are outdated, but the text is of quality.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Alissa has this story on video. She's watched it many times. When she opened the book, she "read the pictures" almost verbatim. She was so proud.
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paiton Larson
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Arthur couldn’t see very well. He had to hold his books very close to him, and kids didn’t want to play with him. His parents took him to the eye doctor and got him glasses. His friends laughed at him and called him four eyes. Arthur decided to hide his glasses because he was embarrassed. Arthur accidentally went into the girl's bathroom on accident, and was even further embarrassed. Arthur’s teacher told him that he wore glasses, and this made Arthur feel better. Arthur’s glasses helped him ex ...more
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy all of the Arthur books,I'm a little too old for them but I still love them!
Charles lee
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Monique Isaak
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Arthur starts struggling with his eyesight in class and realized that he could not see the classroom board or read his books. His parents decided to take Arthur to the optometrist, that’s when it became official, Arthur needed glasses. He tried on multiple frames but really did not like any that he tried on, in fact he was embarrassed about his glasses. People teased him at school calling him four eyes and sissy. The next day Arthur saw one of his teachers wearing glasses and realized it was not ...more
Bailey Huylar
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: marc-brown-books
Arthur’s Eyes is a great book that encourages children to be themselves and to not worry about what other people might think of them. It also encourages children that it is a good thing to stand out and be different because it makes you unique and special in your own way. The story revolves around Arthur who finds out he needs glasses but does not want to wear them because nobody else has glasses. However, he worries for no reason at all because he finds that his friends don’t care if he wears g ...more
Jamie Bye
Oct 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: perspective
Arthur had to hold his books very close to him, and kids didn’t want to play with him. His parents took him to the eye doctor and got him glasses. When he came to school with them, his friends laughed and called him four eyes. Arthur felt embarrassed and decided to hide his glasses. Because of this, Arthur accidentally goes into the girl's bathroom and gets even more embarrassed. Arthur’s teacher tells him that he wears glasses too, and this made Arthur feel better. Arthur’s glasses helped him e ...more
Margo Martin
Arthur’s Eyes by Marc Brown is about Arthur’s first pair of glasses. Arthur’s mom takes him to the optometrist where he picks out his first pair of glasses. Arthur confidently went to school in his new glasses, until suddenly people began to make fun of him and Francine called him four eyes. Arthur decided he was going to lose his glasses because getting teased was a lot worse than not being able to see. However, his plan goes terribly wrong when he accidently walks into the girls bathroom becau ...more
Bre Peoples
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Arthur is back again in Arthurs Eyes. This book is about Arthurs struggles when he has to get glasses. None of his classmates or friends have glasses and when he wears them for the first time they all tease him. Sick of their teasing Arthur refuses to wear them and gets himself in some sticky situations. Eventually he realizes that its okay to be a little different and that he really needs them in order to do daily activities, no matter how goofy they look.
I enjoyed this book and I believe it h
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Marc Tolon Brown is perhaps best known for his series of children's books about Arthur the aardvark, which was turned into an animated television show on PBS. Brown is a three-time Emmy Award winner, for his role on the television show inspired by his books.

He lives on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City with his wife, Laurie Krasny Brown. He has three children, sons Tolon and Tucker, and daug

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