Creative Vision: My Travelin’ Eye

Wednesday, August 6, 2008.

My Travelin' EyeAuthor: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Published: 2008 Henry Holt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805081690

Funky paint and collage artwork and breezy first person narrative provide an eye-opening peek at a young girl’s experience with amblyopia and strabismus in this upbeat tale of personality, patches, perspective and pride.

You can read more about eye patching treatments here and here.

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Comment by Jenny's god child

August 6, 2008 @ 3:17 pm


Comment by Luka

August 6, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

The book is very good!!!!
It is one of the best books i have ever read!!!!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

August 6, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

Author and illustrator Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw has just posted a link to an interesting article about how Travelin’ Eyes actually help artists.

You can see Jenny’s post here.
And the article to which she refers here.

Comment by jenny sue kostecki-shaw

August 6, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

Hi Mark and Andrea, thanks SO much for the fun post about my book! I actually saw “Dr. Dave” recently at a library night. He is the same, sweet person I remember, and he told me he remembers me drawing on my patches! Only those patches were these icky band-aid-like patches that got all sweaty–so in the trash they went at the end of the day. They were more simple doodles–since I got the chance to relive it in my book, I made them a bit more elaborate.

Anyway, thanks so much. I really appreciate you sharing my story on your podcast, and inspiring us all with your ongoing reviews and interviews!

jenny sue

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Comment by Sarah Ackerley

August 22, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

I’m so glad to hear about this book on JOMB! Illustration Friday did a fabulous interview with Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw a few weeks ago and my interest was piqued. I got my copy in the mail the same day JOMB did the review. So exciting! I love this book. I recommended it today to a parent of a child with a travelin’ eye. She was thrilled!

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