Eye Spy – book review and giveaway

I do love to introduce my son to books that are a little bit different.  Eye Spy by Guillaume Duprat is just one of those books.  Published through What On Earth? books earlier this month, Eye Spy introduces children to the world through the eyes of different animals and it’s rather fascinating.

Eye Spy

Aimed at children aged 7-11 years of age Eye Spy is a lift the flap book with a difference and my son and I have both enjoyed discovering how animals see the world around them.

Eye Spy

The 40 page hardback Eye Spy book shows children a scene as we would see it, and then through the book, you lift flaps to see how the same scene would be viewed by a range of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects and even the earth worm.

Eye Spy

Eye Spy explains the different types of eyes that animals can have, as well as their field of vision.  It makes children really think about where different animals eye’s are situated. Also, that, for example not all birds have their eyes in the same places.

Eye Spy

The book also looks at how different animals see movement and how they might see things in different colours to us, and even in infrared or ultraviolet.

Being a family of cat lovers we’ve been really intrigued to learn about how Brewster sees the world, both during the day and when he’s out exploring at night.

Eye Spy

I hadn’t realised that Brewster can see five times less clearly than we can but we are very aware that he’s very sensitive to movement.  He’s like a bullet when he sees a bird moving in our garden. He can’t tell the difference between red and green, which is also something I didn’t know.

Eye Spy

It’s been wonderful for my son to learn about the vision that different animals have.  I was a bit sceptical about a lift the flap style book for Key Stage Two but actually this one works really well.  The book is full of interesting information and the visuals really do engage children in this age group.

Eye Spy is available to purchase directly from What On Earth? books and I’ve also included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with What On Earth? books to offer one reader the chance to win the Eye Spy book worth £14.99 for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below and it could be you.  Good luck!

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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

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Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to What On Earth? books, in order that they can arrange delivery

The giveaway will close on 18th November 2018 at midnight.

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Eye Spy book worth £14.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

140 thoughts on “Eye Spy – book review and giveaway

  1. We love watching squirrels running around our garden, they are super cute. One came running towards me the other day though and i freaked out!

  2. I love giraffes, I got to feed a family of them on holiday and they are so gentle, and their eyes are to die for….

  3. What’s your favourite animal and why? . . . . . gorillas as they had a bad press for so long but now they are known as gentle giants

  4. Im an animal lover but by far my favourite animal is a Tiger followed by shark then birds of prey eagles and such — what can I say I clearly have a death wish lol all the animals in my top 3 could kill me with one move XD what the hell lol nah but they are awesome and tbh Id do anything to have an opportunity to get up close and personal with these creatures they are just amazing. Ive always wanted a zoo or just a tiger cub would do me ahah

  5. Rabbits – they are adorable, if cared for correctly, can lead healthy hoppy lives and can be very affectionate and they are very intelligent animals, they don’t get enough credit!

  6. Rhinos, we go to the zoo every week and I just love them, not really sure why, they’re huge and their horns look scary but they’re always just chilling out with their babies when we see them and seem so gentle, they’re fascinating.

  7. Domestically, I love dogs because they are so loyal and friendly. In the wild I love Giraffes because they are so tall and elegant.

  8. I love leopards! It’s all about the amazing fur. When I grow old I will be one of those old ladies wearing fake leopard fur everywhere!

  9. Cats because they are independent, loving and full of character. One of my kittens loves to lick my ears and the other talks to me and will shout at me to sit down so he can snuggle.

  10. I love all animals but i do like frogs. They are so funny to watch and i love all the different colours they come in..oh and that croak!!!

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