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Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  36 reviews
From award-winning illustrator Guillaume Duprat, children will see exactly how animals view the world around them in this innovative and exciting lift-the-flap book. Ever wonder what your cat is watching through the window? Or how having eyes on the sides of its head changes the world for a horse? And what would life be like seeing in 5 colors instead of only 3? After a wh ...more
Hardcover, Translated edition. First published in France under the title: Zooptique, 36 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by What On Earth Books (first published October 17th 2013)
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Alyssa Gudenburr
An AMAZING book with lift the flaps for each animal! Had a lot of information how animals view the world differently. I really enjoyed this book and it would make a great present for an animal lover elementary student.
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
FASCINATING!!!! Oh, the research that must have been done to write the content and develop the visuals for this book! Thorough. Well written. Visually appealing. Conceptually, Duprat tackles what other authors have only written (but not tried to make visual) for students. The book comes in a large format and each two page spread has an image of 2-3 animals with a flap that you can pull away and see what that animal sees, actually how we think the animal sees. For example, there are two flaps tha ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fascinating information that was presented in a unique and engaging format.
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guillaume Duprat, the award-winning author-illustrator’s latest nonfiction book “Eye Spy Wild Ways Animals See the World” is a fascinating book filled with information about mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, worms and mollusks. It is especially focused on eyes. The reader is surprised by a flap over each animal’s eyes where, when it is opened, many more facts appear about their vision and where each animal’s eyes should be, we get to see how their vision compares with human sight. D ...more
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Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World by Guillaume Duprat. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. What on Earth Books, 2018. $22. 9781999802851



This large format book contains a few pages of informational text on eyesight in humans and animals and then each page has an illustration of a head of one animal with flaps over the eyes that can be physically lifted. Above each head is a short description of the animal’s vision needs. The bulk of the i
Lizzy Seitz
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
3.0 out of 5 stars

Eye Spy Wild Ways Animals See The World is a nonfiction book that focuses on teaching it’s readers how different animals see the world. Utilizing bright colors and pop-up flaps, the reader is able to learn all about the differences between mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, worms, mollusks, and insects. This book is a great way to not only teach children that different creatures see the world differently, but can lead to a conversation about how even different people can see
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World, is a fascinating look into how animals see the world--literally. Informative, well-organized, and beautifully illustrated with lift-the-flap illustrations, this book will appeal to all ages. From a reading standpoint, it's best suited for upper elementary readers, but younger children will also love it for the detailed illustrations. Highly recommended, this is one of my favorite non-fiction reads in recent memory. ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: older-childrens
This book was absolutely fascinating. It shows you, by lifting a flap on an animals face, how that animal sees the world around it. And then the underside of the flap explains the purpose for this type of vision or what it is in the eye of that animal that allows it to see like that. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to see the world around you like a lion or a bird or a spider... this is your book! I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! ...more
Cathrin Klepac
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant! Again, I've discovered quite a lot and was facinated to learn about the vision of other animals. Children also learn about mammals, reptiles, and so on. You can compare the vision of different animals with the one from humans. You learn about eye shapes, how eyes work and how the brain translates what we see. ...more
A really cool book that doesn't let its innovative layout get too out of hand. Each page has brief information on the sight of an animal, with greater detail and specifics under the eye flap for each creature.

Fascinating information, beautiful pictures, and elegant layout.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my new favorite books- especially about vision. It was super informative and interesting. It held our young children’s and older children’s interest. I want to see a woodcock in real life.
Rebecca Caufman
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow, wow. This book is so interesting and fun to read. It has beautiful pictures of animals heads and you lift the flap at their eyes to see how they all see the same picture. So cool to compare and see the world through something else's eyes. ...more
Maria Martins
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Quite an informative book with lift the flap features to keep the reader engaged. It was really interesting to actually see the way animals saw things- helped understand and learn in an interactive way.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Lift Flap Book
Melissa Mcavoy
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great, large format, comparative anatomy book with lifting flaps. Excellent for comparing and comprehending differnt sight abilities of animals
Very interesting. Could be a little less wordy. There are a lot of details.
Krissy Neddo
Jan 10, 2019 rated it liked it
A great gift for an animal lover. The flaps are a bit too wordy. Best read with an adult caregiver if given to child grades K-3.
Michelle Gray
Preschool STEAM--Vision, eyes
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very interesting oversize books with flaps that share the world through varied animals' eyes. ...more
Connie Heneghan
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile
Great lift the flap book but would not last long in a library.
Interesting look at what different species vision is like
Cool book of facts about animals and their vision. Use of lift-the-flaps are a great component to the book. Nonfiction loving kids will love it.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Amazing and so beautiful! It's also very cool! ...more
This is the coolest book ever made.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, animals
This is a very neat book. It shows how animals see. This is a great science/ nature book.
Such an amazing book!!! So perfect for learning about animal adaptations!!
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, animals
A fascinating and well researched book into how animals view the world around them. Lift-the-flap for details on how each animal sees the environment around them.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books

This is such a cool book! Such a great way to display the information in a way that is accessible for kids while also being entertaining to keep their attention.
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: interactive
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Fun way to learn how animals see the world compared to the way we do.
Lisa Mcbroom
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating book of how animals see. You see the animals eyes then behind how they see vision.
Great Books
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ages-8-9
Can dogs see color? What makes cats such great hunters? And how do eagles catch their prey? Using the same image seen from multiple perspectives, Eye Spy examines how a variety of animals view the world. Both animal and science fans will pore over this interactive volume.

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Guillaume Duprat, born in Paris (1973), is a French author and illustrator. The majority of his books draw his references in mythology, anthropology, history of science and religion and art to revive representations of the ancient or unknown cosmos

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