I Spy in the Sky

I Spy in the Sky

by Edward Gibbs
     
 

Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new bird in the sky!

Up in the sky there are many colorful birds to spy, each of them different. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the creature. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game — learning colors and animal

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Overview

Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new bird in the sky!

Up in the sky there are many colorful birds to spy, each of them different. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the creature. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game — learning colors and animal facts along the way.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Another title in this author-illustrator’s charming I Spy… series... The series’ familiar, child-friendly format is maintained: A die-cut "spy hole" on the right-hand page of each spread (and also incised on front and back covers) offers a tantalizing glimpse of the featured creature. ... Gibbs’ digital illustrations are bold and crisply outlined, dramatic in their up-close views and, depending on the bird in question, vividly colored.
—Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
This variation on the “I Spy with My Little Eye” game introduces through cutout holes an attractive variety of birds from up in the sky. We can see only a small section of the bird at first, and a clue about its identity. Turning the page places the hole over its eye, while the bird identifies itself across the double page. And so we meet—in part and in whole, shown in its habitat—a hummingbird, a condor, a parrot, a pelican, an eagle, a peacock, and an owl … who then spies “YOU!” The end of the book and its back cover provide a hole for the reader to continue the “I Spy…” game. The digitally-created, naturalistic illustrations fill the double-page spreads boldly. Along with a few simple facts, the pictures contain considerable visual information for young readers. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz; Ages 3 to 6.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-22
Another title in this author-illustrator's charming I Spy… series (I Spy on the Farm, 2013, etc.), this time featuring some easily identifiable, recognizable avians and some perhaps not so much. The series' familiar, child-friendly format is maintained: A die-cut "spy hole" on the right-hand page of each spread (and also incised on front and back covers) offers a tantalizing glimpse of the featured creature. In this instance, what's revealed is a portion of the wing of a colorful denizen of the skies. Each left-hand page allows a peek at the particular bird's own eye. With clues provided about each bird, such as coloration, eating habits or flight, young readers have opportunities to guess and to learn simple facts about birds at the same time: "I spy with my little eye… / something with black feathers and big wings." "My head can change color," adds the bird, which is revealed to be a condor with the turn of the page. Gibbs' digital illustrations are bold and crisply outlined, dramatic in their up-close views and, depending on the bird in question, vividly colored; vague hints of natural settings are shown. On the final page, children are challenged with the question, "What can you spy with your little eye?" Fun to use with preschoolers and younger elementary students in storytimes and as a springboard to encouraging children to observe their environments more closely. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763668402
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
475,754
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Gibbs is an exciting new talent in children’s books. He is the author-illustrator of I Spy with My Little Eye, which received three starred reviews, and I Spy Under the Sea, I Spy on the Farm, and I Spy Pets. He studied illustration at college before becoming a graphic designer. Edward Gibbs lives in London.

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