Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World
Non-fiction books for children are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Not long ago, non-fiction books tended to be dry and dull. Fortunately, that is changing, and this book is a great example of that change. The cover is enticing and enthralling. Kids will not be able to wait to open the cover. Each spread has one or two animals featured with enough fascinating, factual text to tempt kids to learn more about these captivating creatures. What child wouldn’t want to learn more about frogs after finding out their eyeballs help them eat? Who would ever see an Atlantic bay scallop the same way again after finding out they have as many as 111 blue eyeballs? Jumping spiders have eight eyes to help them find and kill their prey. Spiders just got a little scarier. Author/illustrator Steve Jenkins has created a book that will engender a real interest in science on the part of young people. The illustrations are beautiful and the text is fun and fascinating. In the back of the book, he adds an explanation with illustrations of the evolution of the eye, a page of facts about the animals mentioned in the book, a bibliography, and a glossary.
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