The Eye Bookby Theo. LeSieg, Roy McKie
The Eye Book is back and better than ever! A super-simple look at the marvelous things our eyes can see, this classic Bright & Early Book® has a fresh new feel from veteran illustrator Joe Mathieu and an impressive new author credit: Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg. So bright and colorful that kids and Seuss fans are in for a whopping eyeful!
- Random House Children's Books
- Publication date:
- Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- March 2, 1904
- Date of Death:
- September 4, 1991
- Place of Birth:
- Springfield, Massachusetts
- Place of Death:
- La Jolla, California
- B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)
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This book has been hard for me to find in retail stores...Needed it to complete our collection of Dr. Seuss books!
My year old son loves to have this book read to him...he likes to point at the colorful pictures, at the eyes in the book, at his eyes and mine!
If you liked Dr. Seuss's The Tooth Book, you will find this book equally rewarding. In The Eye Book, Dr. Seuss explores the concept of what vision is, who has it, and why it's important. At the same time, he has created a book with an extremely small number of words (almost all of one syllable) and maximum amount of repetition to make memorizing and learning to read the book as simple as possible. A handsome blue-eyed boy begins, 'Eye Eyes My eyes My eyes' He then points to a pink-eyed, friendly-looking rabbit, and says, 'His eyes His eyes' With a picture of the boy winking, the boy says, 'Wink eye Wink eye' With a picture of the rabbit, the boy says, 'Pink eye Pink eye' Then you move into the concept of what vision is -- seeing and being seen. 'My eyes see. His eyes see. I see him. And he sees me.' The connection between humans and animals is nicely built from there. This will help your child to understand that we have many things in common with animals. Knowing that can lead to lots of empathic play and developing a more sensitive adult. Be prepared for your child to want a pet rabbit, though. The book then uses the idea of seeing to add simple words, along with their images in order to help with word decoding. The words introduced include blue, red, bird, bed, sun, moon, fork, knife, spoon, girl, man, boy, horse, tin can, holes, poles, trees, clocks, bees, rocks, flies, ants, pink, underpants, rings, strings, rain, pie, dogs, and airplanes. 'Hooray for eyes!' You can also use this book to establish an interest in flash cards. After reading the book, you can use some flash cards that combine a picture with the letters. Based on my experience with children learning to read, you can accelerate progress quite a lot of you can develop such a diving board for being interested in flash cards for vocabulary. Try to find some with colorful illustrations! The illustrations emphasize large heads and enormous eyes of the sort that I associate with the Walt Disney cartoon drawings of Alice in Wonderland. Everything seems simple, young, and childlike which will make the book more accessible to your child. After you both have the book memorized, I suggest that you play games while riding in the car to identify animals and the color eyes they have. This will help make your child more observant, which is helpful for reading development as well. See the potential all around you . . . and be aware that you are being looked at too! What can be seen about you? Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
I have a 2 1/2 yr. old daughter whom I bought this book for, and it is absolutely her favorite book (and she has many). Everytime she is told it is night or nap time, she asks for this book. It has become part of her bedtime ritual. Only this book will do. She even likes to sleep with it. I can hear her 'reading' the story to herself after I leave the room. The pictures are so colorful, and it is typical Dr. Seuss style with rhyme (although this one is not on the silly side). It is long enough but not too long to hold a 2-4 yr old's attention. A delightful book.