New book teaches children about vision impairment
in Education, News, Paediatrics
10 Nov 2015
Inspired by vision-impaired clients she works with, Sydney-based author Jacqueline Johnson has written a children’s book to raise more understanding of vision impairment in younger children.Her book, “Sarah, Misty and Scribbles’ journey to the house by the sea” stars characters who have a vision impairment.
Each of the characters of Johnson’s book has a different ocular condition: Sarah is missing an eye, Scribbles has scratched eyes, Misty cannot see well despite her eyes appearing healthy and Grandpa and Grandma Monkey wear glasses. “Sarah, Misty and Scribbles’ journey to the house by the sea” explains each condition, and it also offers solutions others can use to help people who have a vision impairment.
“Though there is an educational theme here, I hoped to write the story in a format that appeals to the imagination of the young reader,” Johnson says. “There is an element of mystery and a happy conclusion at the end of the story.”
Johnson believes that her book has a place in educational settings. She states that “Sarah, Misty and Scribbles’ journey to the house by the sea” can be a valuable resource to teachers and parents trying to teach a better understanding and awareness for individuals who have a vision impairment.
“Sarah, Misty and Scribbles’ journey to the house by the sea”
By Jacqueline Johnson
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781482829907
E-Book | 40 pages | ISBN 9781482829914 | Available on iTunes and Amazon
Softcover available for purchase at www.sarahmistyandscribbles.com for $15.95.