Sight: Glimmer, Glow, SPARK, FLASH!

Chronicle. Jul. 2021. 64p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781452179773.
Gr 2 Up–Centered on the theme of one of the five senses, sight, this is an aesthetically pleasing book. The illustrations, consisting primarily of muted primary colors, feature simple shapes that often slightly overlap resulting in images resembling a screenprint. Each spread is devoted to an aspect of sight (or visual impairment) and tangentially related subjects. Topics covered include the parts of the eye; colors; glasses; telescopes; camouflage; Braille; photography; and the way sight differs among various animals such as owls, rats, and humans. Particularly captivating is a spread devoted to optical illusions featuring an illustration with colorful orbs that appear to spin endlessly. Sentences utilizing large font often span the length of a page and convey simple ideas while more complex concepts are expressed using a smaller font in compact rows.
VERDICT This picture book will serve as a great jumping-off point when introducing the concept of sight. With entry points for both new readers and more advanced readers to engage with the content, it will appeal to a wide swath of students.

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