Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World

Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-547-95907-8
Jenkins zeroes in on animal eyes in his latest merging of science and artistry. Subjects include the colossal squid (each of its eyes are “the size of a basketball—the largest of any animal”), the panther chameleon (“it can look in two directions at once”), and the tarsier, which has eyeballs larger than its brain. As usual, Jenkins carefully crafts his animals from torn and cut paper, creating an array of textures and a striking sense of detail, whether an animal is furry, feathery, or scaly. The eye, with its intricate structure and symbolic resonance, is an ideal focus for Jenkins’s inquisitive, informative narrative and multidimensional art. Ages 6–9. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/21/2014
Release date: 04/01/2014
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