Thursday, August 14

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World
Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 978-0547959078
Publisher: HMH Books
Date of publication: April 1, 2014
Age: Grades 1 - 4
Genre: Nonfiction

Themes: biology, eyesight, evolution, comparisons

Not all animals see like humans do. There are eyes that can only detect light and eyes that are eight times more accurate than our own. Some animals have them on the front of their head, some on the side, and some even have one on top. Steven Jenkins explains and illustrates many of the different types of eyes of the animal kingdom.

First of all, it’s informative and enlightening, yes. But really, it’s about the illustrations (Jenkins’ previous work includes a Caldecott Honor). This book is beautifully done, showing an artistic rendition of each eye being discussed. It’s a really good book for comparison; one of those books kids will say “whoa” a lot while reading. I recommend it.

Find it at your library, or on Amazon

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