Animal Eyes

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Animal Eyes
The sense of sight helps an animal stay safe from predators, find food and shelter, defend its territory and care for its young. We can tell a lot about an animal from its eyes: whether it is predator or prey, whether it is more active during the day or night, and sometimes even its gender or age. Award-winning nature photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland shares fascinating animal eyes with readers of all ages.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 50-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Animal Eyes is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Mary Holland
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades K-3, Lexile: AD 790, F&P: N
Hardcover 9781628554465 $17.95  
Paperback 9781628554540 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554625 $11.95  
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Spanish EBook 9781628554946 Purchase Here
Keywords:   vision, eyes, senses, animal adaptations, Animal Adaptations Series
Animals in the book:   common loon, coyote, eastern chipmunk, juvenile red-tailed hawk, common green darner, barred owl, flying squirrel, jumping spider eating a fly, beaver, common garter snake, black bear cub, eastern box turtle and human
Vetters:   Thanks to David Clipner, Chief Naturalist and Animal Curator at Leslie Science & Nature Center, for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

Books in this "Animal Adaptations Series" include:


With simple text and revealing close-up photographs, nature photographer Holland demonstrates how an animal's eyes can tell us something about their owner. - Kirkus Reviews

Animal lovers will appreciate the stunning photographs; captivating visuals of snakes, owls, and turtles dominate readers' attention while the text engages readers through vocabulary and questions. - Library Media Connection

This would make a great early reader. - NSTA Recommends

Author/Illustrator Info:

Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and award-winning author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state, directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and designed and presented her own "Knee-High Nature Programs" for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Her children's books with Arbordale include Animal Tracks and Traces, Animal Homes, Otis the Owl, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book and Moonbeam Children's Book Award), The Beavers' Busy Year, Yodel the Yearling, Animal Skins, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Animal Noses, Animal Eyes, Animal Legs, and Animal Mouths (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book). Mary's book Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Naturally Curious Day by Day was published in 2016. Mary lives in Vermont with her lab, Greta. Visit Mary's blog at Naturally Curious with Mary Holland.


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