Friday, June 17, 2016

Whose Eye am I?

Whose Eye am I?
text and photos by Shelley Rotner
32 pages; ages 4-8
Holiday House, 2016

We use our eyes to see the world - and so do the animals living around us. They use their eyes to see shapes, colors, movement, size, distance. They're on the lookout for danger and sometimes mates.

The cool thing - we all have eyes, but our eyes look different. Not only that, some animals have different ways of seeing the world.

This book presents information through photos and text, and invites readers to explore through interactive pages that ask, "Who am I?" We get up-close looks at dog eyes, cat eyes, owl and pigeon eyes. We meet frog eyes and snake eyes and learn interesting things such as snakes can't close their eyes. Not only that, when they shed their skin they shed their eyelids too. Imagine if we did that!

My favorite: a close-up of a dragonfly's eyes. They are huge - and they can see colors that are invisible to us. So can butterflies and bees. And yes, there's even a bit about human eyes.

Today's review is part of the STEM Friday roundup. Drop by STEM Friday blog for more science books and resources. Review copy from publisher.

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