I’ve Got Eyes! Exceptional Eyes of the Animal World

By Julie Murphy and Hannah Tolson (Amicus Ink, 2018)

Animals in varied habitats describe unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.


“The blend of science and playful depictions brings the intriguing topic to life.” Publishers Weekly
Favourite Storytime Picturebooks list 2018 Jbrary
“… will amaze and intrigue readers …” – Wild About Books blog, October, 2018
“…a stunning book, well-researched and illustrated. Children will love it …I highly recommend this important science book for young children.” -Elizabeth Brown, Goodreads, Apr. 2019
“Simple text with descriptive adjectives and vivid verbs…a wonderful and informative mentor text for even our youngest writers. The endpages are fantastic.” – Jill Culmo, Goodreads, Jan. 2021
“…introduces some interesting vocabulary; bold, clear illustrations” – Horn Book Inc., 2019

I trained as a zoologist and zookeeper, and have been a children’s book author and presenter for over twenty years. Why do I write? Because it’s fun! What do I write about? Mostly my main interests – animals and the environment.