Rotner (Families) invites readers to identify animals—including a cat, owl, alligator, lobster, and dragonfly—by looking at close-up photographs of their eyes. After each animal’s identity is revealed, Rotner describes its visual acuity (“Bearded dragons see in full color and can see some colors that are invisible to us. Their eyes are on either side of their heads, so they see on both sides at once”) before touching on the vision of other mammals, birds, fish, and insects. The language is direct and the layout bare-bones, but the photographs are eye-catching, no pun intended, and readers will walk away with interesting tidbits about how animals, including humans, see the world. Ages 5–9. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 11/16/2015 Release date: 02/01/2016 Genre: Children's
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