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What Is Sight?

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A green frog. An orange Popsicle. A flashing "walk" sign. Your eyes let you see everything around you. But how do your eyes work? And how does your sense of sight help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books? collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books? bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Overview

A green frog. An orange Popsicle. A flashing "walk" sign. Your eyes let you see everything around you. But how do your eyes work? And how does your sense of sight help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Sight is one of the five senses—the one that we use to see things in the world. After inviting the readers to consider how they use their sense of sight, there is a very simple description of how the eye works. A diagram shows how the image is upside down when it stimulates the retina. Children may have a difficult time understanding how the eye and light work and additional activities that help to understand the concept may be needed to support what occurs when light enters the pupil. The following chapters explain how people use their sense of sight to see colors and to keep safe. Also, the readers examine how they can see items close up or at a distance. There are lots of colorful and bright photographs. Some of the photographs have captions that provide additional information. At the end of the book, there is one activity on depth perception. The activity could use a diagram to support the directions so that the children know how to hold the cotton swabs. Readers will find a glossary, an index, and a list of additional books and a website. This book is a part of the "Your Amazing Senses" series which covers the five senses; the organization and format of the books are similar. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2–This series describes the senses as tools that can help readers learn about the world and protect themselves from danger. How each sense works and examples and variations of the information it provides are presented in short chapters. A concluding activity demonstrates the sense in action. Readers will be drawn into these books by questions in the narrative and a first-person perspective (from Hearing, “Emotions and sounds are closely connected. What sounds make you happy?”). There are some errors and omissions. In Hearing, some phrasing (“High sounds are produced when sound waves move quickly,” for example) may cause misunderstandings about the mechanics of sound. Sight does not mention color blindness, though it covers near- and farsightedness, and Smell mistakenly blames the tears caused by onions on their odor. As in the series above, Taste adds umami to the usual four flavors that can be distinguished by humans. Overall, given their simple sentences, colorful layout, full-page photos, and well-chosen diagrams, these books will be useful for reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761342489
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Lightning Bolt Bks.: Your Amazing Senses
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,114,193
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

A former elementary school teacher, Jennifer Boothroyd has written many children's nonfiction books including the First Step Nonfiction series States of Matter and the biograpies for young readers Lou Gehrig: A Life of Dedication and Roald Dahl: A Life of the Imagination. She lives with her family in Chaska, MN.

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Table of Contents

Gathering Information 4

Your Eyes 9

Colors 13

Protection from Danger 18

Distance 21

Activity 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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