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The Eye Book

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,980 ratings  ·  113 reviews
A boy and rabbit both have two eyes that see things of almost any size.
32 pages
Published (first published 1968)
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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then these characters have some HUGE windows. This is a simple story about a boy and his rabbit and eyes. They see things. Imagine that. I like the soft, round art. This story is for young kids. There isn’t much here.

The kids loved it. Both of them. They thought it was cute and had fun going through the story. They gave it 4 stars.
Mariah Roze
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very nice beginning read book. Great for students to practice reading.
David Sarkies
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All about eyes
17 November 2012

Hey, this book is so simple that I can translate most of it into German without going to a dictionary.

Das Auge Buch
Auge, Augen.
Meine Augen, Meine Augen.
Seine Augen, Seine Augen.
Zwinke Auge, Zwinke Auge.
Rosa Auge, rosa Auge.
Meine Augen Seiht, er Augen Seiht.
Ich sehe ihm, er seiht mich.
Unsere Augen sehen blau, unsere Augen sehen rott.
Sie sehen ein Vogel, Sie sehen ein Bett.
Sie sehen den Sonne, Sie sehen den Mond.
Sie sehen eine Gabel, ein Messer, und einen Loffel.
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Synopsis: ""My eyes see. His eyes see. I see him. And he sees me." With text as simple as simple can be, Theo. LeSieg (a.k.a. Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) uses humor and rhythm to encourage the very youngest children to discover the joy of reading. A big-eyed boy and a pink-eyed rabbit cavort through the book, seeing everything there is to see: a girl, a horse, an old tin can, the sun, the moon--even pink underpants (which makes them both blush). Rhyming objects give the brief "story" a ...more
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-my-boys
This is an excellent earlyreader preschool book. The pictures are bright and engaging with the words at beginner level. I guess on average, most kids will have the book memorized after 2-3 reads. Books like this are essential if you want your children to have a head start in reading.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book....
Hope Chasteen
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a beginning readers book. It is a very simple read for struggling or beginning readers. It tells a story about all the different objects a little boy sees. Each page has a different thing he sees. It also talks about eyes and their abilities. This is a "Dr. Seuss type" book, therefore it contains many rhyming words.
There are not many words per page. The illustrations are colorful and bright. Therefore, many younger children are drawn to this book. The book appeals to
Emmaline MacBeath
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a Dr. Seuss book that has been written purposely for the prereader audience. The sentences are shorter and the vocabulary is slim. The illustrations target each vocabulary word to make it easier to remember the new words. This book is written for a lower age group than the Beginner Books series. The story follows many of the things we can see with our eyes including a horse, trees, ants, and even pink underpants!

The version of the book I am reviewing was not illustrated by Dr. Seuss. The
Hayle Lincoln
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great children's beginner book! The word choice was selectively chosen in order to use this as a child's first reads. The illustrations in this book are very bright, and cute. I also liked what was said throughout the book, it involved how important our eyes are to us everyday. We use our eyes to see trees, people, and beautiful colors. This book really made me thankful to have my eye sight. Thank you Jesus! I would use this book in my classroom to help teach my students how to learn ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
We got this book from the library - I'd never actually read it as a child.
I started to read it to my son, and he insisted he was going to read the entire book to me instead. He didn't need my help on a single word and he was SO excited to have done it all by himself. He later read the book to Daddy, and then we took in for a car ride so he could read by himself in the back seat. Great book for early readers!

The story is simple and similar to the nose book. Actually, my son even giggled at the
This book is written by Dr. Suess as Theo LeSieg. It is a book all about eye. It teaches kids that our eyes are different from other animals eyes, but we all see the same things. We see the same shapes anyway, not all animals see in the same color spectrum. Our eyes see colors like blue and red, they see far and they see near, etc. I like the illustrations in this book because they are bright colored, but the main focus is clearly the eyes, as the eyes are the biggest feature on both the boy and ...more
Edward Creter
The eyes have it in this book from the same Dr. Seuss publishing team that gave us The Foot Book. A rabbit helps a boy as well as the little reader to appreciate the eyes that see, and that see all sorts of wonderful things! Blind people may not be able to enjoy this one without feeling sad, so I understand. Seeing isn't always believing, but it's good to take care of your orbs. It takes vision to help kids learn and love life. All you have to do is look look, see see.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This book feels much different from the Dr. Seuss canon. It lacks the creativity and imagination of his other works. And there is nothing memorable or quotable from it. However, I found it a useful teaching tool for my two year old daughter to learn more about eyes. Other than a teaching tool, we probably won't revisit this book, and I doubt it will become a classic in our family.
Jack Kirby and the X-man
Dr. Seuss/Theo Le Sieg rhyming for young kids at its very best.

The new illustrations by Joe Mathieu really work well.
Kristin Miller
Who all has eyes? What can eyes see? This is a fun book for younger ages when they are learning about their eyes. I think children will love this book. It's an easy read for younger ages and I think they would love reading it because they get to follow a bunny around and see what the bunny sees along with what the little boy sees as well. This is a good read.
Aug 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book, 2011
This is one of the super simple Dr. Seuss books that I don't believe I ever read when I was younger. The illustrations by Joe Mathieu are ultra-cute. The boy and the rabbit each have large, bright eyes which make the eyes the focus of each illustration - as it should be in a book all about eyes and the things they see.
Jordan Turner
Very easy read for students who are just beginning. Cute characters and rhyming make it enjoyable to read. The sentences get slightly longer as the book goes on, but most sentences have about four words.
Mandy J. Hoffman
Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
Dr. Seuss captures the hearts and imaginations of both children and adults alike in yet another fun book about body parts. This one being about the eyes features an adorable rabbit and one cute boy. You learn about all the neat things you can see with your eyes.
Room 123
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
It is so fun because it says the same words a lot of times! It is funny to me. I like the book. It is not a scary book. It is a funny books. It has lots of words. Go check it out at your library! By Megan
Dec 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Fun! And I just learned that Geisel wrote as LeSieg when he was author but not illustrator. I should've known that. I digress. This easy reader is a fun collection of eye-related material. Lively.
May 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kids-books
The boys didn't like it. When I was about to read it a second time they asked if we could just return it to the library. A little too simple for them, but it probably would be a good book for them to learn how to read.
A.C. Bauch
My little one loved this book, and I can't wait to read it to him again when he's old enough to know what an eye is and tell me all the things he sees in the world around him. Love the illustrations that look like they were done with Prismacolor markers!
Skylar Burris
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I really like these Bright and Early Books for Beginners for my Kindergartener, who is just learning to read. The words are simple, repetitive, and often rhyming, which helps her to pick them up more quickly, but the pictures are cute and colorful enough to capture her attention.
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great sight word book, using simple words. The illustrations are good to use for some more difficult words, such as airplanes. And obviously a cute rhyme to go throughout the book, since it was written by dr Seuss.
May 30, 2009 rated it did not like it
Similar to The Tooth Book, The Eye Book is everything Dr. Seuss fans expect in one of his easy readers. The Eye Book encourages us to take a fresh look at the world around us and enjoy it for what it is.
Miguel Vega
As with many books written by Dr. Seuss that are targeted for kids even younger than those intended to read his more popular works, this one actually ended up boring me because it wasn't targeted for me. I see this pattern with most works written under his pen name as Theo LeSieg.
Suzanne Kunz Williams
A very easy to read book with cute illustrations and just a few words per page. Great book for when you are teaching the sense of sight. A quick book for children to read to feel the accomplishment of finishing a book.
Aug 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of our favorites for toddlers, and Preston's just discovered it! Typical Dr. Seuss rhymes and fun illustrations. (Theo LeSeig is Theodore Giesel (spelled backwards) and also Dr. Seuss.)
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really quick read. Probably took me a minute or two but I enjoyed it. Read it aloud to my friends in the bookstore and got a few laughs XD. You can't hate Dr. Seuss.
This is a fun and simple Dr. Suess. Always fun to read.
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