See Eye to Eye with Steve Jenkins!

The Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a series of animals with unusual eyes in this eye-catching picture book!


In his latest eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes—clusters of light-sensitive cells—appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.


* “The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album.”
Kirkus, starred review

“The eyes themselves [are] prominently featured in well-designed layouts that serve both as study guide and display for the beautifully rendered and reproduced cut-paper artwork”
—Horn Book Magazine

* “Large, colorful pictures of more than 20 animal eyes are accompanied by a small illustration of the entire creature and a brief paragraph of intriguing information …Animal facts, a bibliography, and a glossary round out this slim volume that will captivate readers of all ages.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“This attractive, large-format volume introduces eyes in the animal kingdom…Browsers will enjoy the illustrations, while teachers might find this a useful visual resource.”


Steve Jenkins has designed the 2014 Children’s Book Week bookmark! The official bookmark commemorates the 95th annual celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014), the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Click here to download and print your own.