Eye Spyclops is a story about finding the right fit and learning it’s okay to stand out.
The book seamlessly blends a relatable story about the everyday, as Alfred gets his eyes checked, has to find glasses he likes, and deals with not feeling like he belongs, with the fantastical. The world Alfred inhabits features cyclops, fairies, and other magical elements. Additional imaginative details are incorporated into the illustrations for readers to discover themselves, along with the eye spy challenge at the back of the book.
Eye Spyclops is written by Libby Whittaker, an Ōtepoti Dunedin based doctor who is also an established writer, having previously published a junior fiction novel and a collection of poetry.
The idea for the story came to Libby when she was half asleep one night after a long shift at the hospital. She asked her partner to text her “Cyclops needs glasses”, which luckily still made sense the next day. Libby soon after had a draft story, which she shared with her flatmates who encouraged her to take it further, leading her to find a publisher.
Imprint: Little Love
Published: April 2023
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New Zealand Rates:
Dunedin Central & West Harbour residents: Free delivery
Urban Delivery: $6.50
Rural Delivery: $8.50
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