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What is it like to see the world through someone else's eyes?

If you’ve ever been curious about how your eyes work, why some people need glasses, or what you see if you're colorblind, How Do You See the World? has the answers!


Eyes are complicated, and each little part has to work together in order to build a clear picture of what you see. Engaging science content covers eye anatomy, how light enters our eyes and sends an image to our brain, how we see color, and even ways we can perceive invisible light. 


Written by an optical physicist, this informative picture book explores the various eye conditions that kids may have or may learn about through their friends and relatives. Discover clear explanations of eye conditions such as amblyopia, astigmatism, colorblindness, and glaucoma, paired with illustrations that show how these conditions affect what you see, and what tools you can use to improve your vision.

How Do You See the World? helps kids ages 7–10 understand their own eyes and empathize with how others experience the world around them. Fun, diverse characters will help normalize all types of visual impairments and celebrate the tools and technology that help us see more clearly.

Coming May 2024


Book details

Age range 

7 - 10 years

Grade range 

2nd grade - 5th grade

Trim size

10" x 8"



Hardcover (ISBN 978-1-958629-43-7)


eBook (ISBN 978-1-958629-44-4)


Reviews by Experts

“A great book for young children that explains the phenomenon of vision and how the eyes work. It helps children appreciate the problems that some people have with their vision.”
—David Atchison, D.Sc., Professor of Visual Optics, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

About the Illustrator

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Noureddine Melikechi is a Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he works on the interaction of light with various types of samples. He has studied why various objects have different colors and how we are able to see. Noureddine has also used light to detect early signs of cancers. A native of Algeria, Noureddine received his Diplôme d'Études Supérieures in Physics from the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria, and his M.Sc. and D.Phil., both in Physics, from the University of Sussex.


Michelle Simpson grew up in the forests of Niagara Falls, Ontario. She is heavily inspired by nature and mythical folktales. Michelle graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration, and now creates artwork for children’s books and television shows. She also wrote and illustrated the picture book Monsters In My House. In her spare time, Michelle likes to garden, go for forest walks, and annoy her cats, Sushi and Mr. Pounce, with endless amounts of love.

About the Author

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