Beth Kobliner Shaw is Jacob's mom. She's also the author of
the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life:
Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, and a member of
the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
Jacob Shaw is a nine-year-old boy. He has worn an eye patch since he was five days old. When he turns ten, he won't need to wear it anymore.
Jules Feiffer has won a number of prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Among the books he's illustrated for children are The Phantom Tollbooth, Some Things Are Scary, and in collaboration with his daughter Kate, Henry the Dog with No Tail, and No Go Sleep. He is the author and illustrator of Bark, George, I Lost My Bear, Meanwhile, and The Man in the Ceiling.
"A winning picture book." * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY *
"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." -- KELLI FITZPATRICK * READER'S DIGEST *
"This book will provide tremendous help to children who wear an eye patch." -- CHRISTIE L. MORSE, MD * Executive VP, American Association for Pediatric Ophthamology and Strabismus *
"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 *
"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 *
"Funny story. I like his glasses." -- EILIDH RUSSO * age 3, eye patch wearer *
"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