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Animal Eyes    by Mary Holland order for
Animal Eyes
by Mary Holland
Order:  USA  Can
Arbordale, 2015 (2014)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Investigate the sense of sight and how an animal's eyes can tell us where they are in the food chain, whether they hunt during the day or night, and what their age might be.

While a coyote's eyes are both located in the front of its head and work together to tell him where prey is located, a chipmunk's eyes are on the sides of its head. Why? Well, one reason is that this helps the little critter watch for enemies in different directions.

As you page through this paperback and view the full page color photos of animals it features, you'll also learn that a hawk's eyes are as big if not bigger than its brain, dragonflies have compound eyes that means they can see in all directions, and spiders have eight eyes.

Since this book is designed for young readers up to grade three or so, it doesn't go into a lot of detail but it does introduce the child to some of the unique aspects of various animals' vision.

Teachers and home schooling parents will appreciate the For Creative Minds section at the back of the book which will assist in engaging the child even more.

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