Jacob's Eye Patch by Jacob Shaw and Beth Kobliner Shaw

Jacob’s Eye Patch

This funny, spirited story—co-written by Beth Kobliner Shaw and Jacob Shaw, and illustrated by award-winning picture book artist Jules Feiffer—encourages young readers to embrace the “something” that makes them unique….

Jacob is in a hurry—a really big hurry—to get to the store to buy a special toy. There’s only one left, and if he doesn’t get to it soon, he’ll never forgive his mom and dad for making him late. Strangers often stop Jacob’s parents on the street to ask about him. See, Jacob is unusual: He has an eye patch. Jacob knows people like to ask questions, but do they have to ask right now?

Luckily, Jacob gets to the store in time, and he meets a new friend who has something different, too. In the end, Jacob’s journey makes him more aware of other people’s feelings. Jacob’s Eye Patch is the go-to book for talking about differences that kids can enjoy and parents can turn to for guidance.


About the authors

Jacob Shaw is a student at Horace Mann School in New York. He wrote this book when he was 9 years old.

Beth Kobliner Shaw is Jacob’s mom.