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Animal Eyes
     

Animal Eyes

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by Dawn Cusick
 

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Animals use their eyes to surprise, mesmerize, light the night, and start fights! This bright, colorful book explores the sensational variety of eyes in the world's animals. Discover trick eyes, sideways eyes, glow-in-the-dark eyes, giant eyes, see-through eyes, and many more. Includes fun, easy experiments that illustrate the way animal eyes work, cool eye facts

Overview

Animals use their eyes to surprise, mesmerize, light the night, and start fights! This bright, colorful book explores the sensational variety of eyes in the world's animals. Discover trick eyes, sideways eyes, glow-in-the-dark eyes, giant eyes, see-through eyes, and many more. Includes fun, easy experiments that illustrate the way animal eyes work, cool eye facts to gross out family and friends, matching game, glossary, and index.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—Children who pick up this appealing book will instantly have their curiosity piqued. Each spread features a different animal and includes a full-color photo of it, close-ups of its eyes, and a few paragraphs of text. "Test It Out" experiments using easily accessible materials such as colored pencils add a participatory element to the book. Colorful backgrounds nicely complement the many close-up photographs and text boxes, while fascinating facts like how frogs' eyes actually retract into their skull to push food into their stomachs will amaze youngsters. Other basic facts about each of the featured animals relate to their vision and capabilities, as seen in the section on chameleons: "An amazing tongue would not do a chameleon any good, though, if it didn't have great vision to see the fast-moving insects it wants to catch." A concluding "Guess Who?" features 12 animal-eye close-ups to identify. Answers are provided. An attractive, informative title.—Cathie Bashaw Morton, Millbrook Central School District, NY
Kirkus Reviews

Bulging, blinking, shedding, winking, glowing and seeing in the dark—animal eyes vary in intriguing ways. This browser's book introduces the eyes of humans and 12 animal species from cats to flies, describing their appearance and what they can and can't do. The information is presented in a few short paragraphs on colorful double-page spreads, each devoted to a different animal group. Text boxes provide cool facts: A gecko cleans its eyes with its tongue; a dog can be trained to wink. To engage young readers further, there are occasional "Test it out" experiments and a guessing game at the end. The striking color photographs are not attributed; a number are not specifically identified; and the degree of magnification is not given. In one case, the image of a red-eyed tree frog (unidentified) is superimposed on a magnified frog's eye, an interesting but confusing picture. The author acknowledges biologists and institutions but provides no specific sources or suggestions for further reading. This series also includesAnimal Tongues, by Dawn Cusick(2009). (glossary, index)(Nonfiction. 5-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979745553
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Beth Fielding is the author of ANIMAL BATHS, ANIMAL COLORS, and ANIMAL EYES. She lives in South Florida and loves reading to children.

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Animal Eyes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Balance This book has a nice mix of fun and technical information. All of was interesting, even to my youngest child, who is only four. There are also some experiments that illustrate some of the concepts, which was a surprise. My older kids jumped on them immediately, and then taught their friends to do them. Highly recommended.