Happy book birthday to WHO’S LOOKING: HOW ANIMALS SEE THE WORLD by Carol Matas and illustrated by Cornelia Li, out now from Orca Book Publishers!

“Well-organized, succinct, child-friendly and inquisitive…An eye-opening STEAM picture book. Highly Recommended.” ― CM: Canadian Review of Materials

How do animals see the world? It turns out, very differently.

In this nonfiction picture book, a young girl and her baby sister’s outdoor adventure (hiking through the forest, picnicking in the grass and swimming in the ocean) is overseen by the local fauna. The way those animals view the girls is very different from how the girls see each other. Goats see far and wide in a panorama, whales don’t see color the way humans do and a high-soaring eagle’s sharp vision can clearly see a tiny mouse far below. Through clever illustrations and scientific prose, we are reminded that while we may see things differently, we all share this life together on planet Earth.

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of more than 45 books for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into over a dozen languages including Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, German, French, Indonesian, Bulgarian and Russian. She has adapted some of her books into plays and has had productions in Tel Aviv, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. Carol is represented by Amy Tompkins.