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Whose Eye Am I?
by Shelley Rotner
Shelley Rotner, Photographer

Reinforced | 32 pages | 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823435586 | 01-31-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Animals/Nonfiction, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
W.2.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RI.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.2.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 6

About the Book

"Who am I?" ask captions alongside close-up photographs of colorful animal eyes.

As readers guess which animal belongs to each eye, they will discover that each animal has a unique and amazing way of seeing. Snakes have clear eyelids that cannot ever open or close. Some sea creatures have hundreds of eyes around the edges of their shells. Many animals can see colors that are invisible to humans.

Brimming with vivid and engaging photographs, this book also includes a clear explanation of how human eyes work, a labeled diagram of a human eye, a glossary and an index.


"Featuring plenty of interesting facts and Rotner's clear, colorful photography, this book offers an attractive introduction to animal vision."—Booklist

"Engaging and informative."—Kirkus Reviews

"Of strong interest in most libraries for children."—School Library Journal

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea of the book Whose Eye Am I? What does Shelley Rotner want to explain, answer or describe? RI.2-3.2, 6

2. Choose two animals from the book. Compare and contrast how they use their eyesight and how it contributes to the survival of the animal. RI.2-3.1

3. How does Shelley Rotner structure the book? Use the headings to create a table of contents for the book. RI.2-3.5

4. Use the glossary to identify the following descriptions: Hairs on the eye that protect. Back of the eyeball. Sends images to the brain. Clear covering of the eye. Opening that lets in the light. Colored part of the eye. Skin that covers and protects the eye. Clear part that helps form images. RI.2-3.4/L.2-3.4

Educators' Guide
Lesson plan featuring discussion questions centered around how different animals use their sense of sight and classroom activities.