I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles

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Overview


With 24 million copies sold, the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers.

This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching through 13 photographs to find hidden objects.

Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.

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Overview


With 24 million copies sold, the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers.

This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching through 13 photographs to find hidden objects.

Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.

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Editorial Reviews

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A treat for the eyes, this oversized book features riddle rhymes, whose answers readers are challenged to find in the accompanying photographs. Without seeming cluttered, each two-page thematic photo is crammed with objects. Those wishing for more "I spying" will find additional riddle rhymes at the end of the book. Happy hunting!
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Following in the footsteps of the Waldo books Where's Waldo and presented in the now-familiar but still arresting Eyewitness Books format, this oversize puzzle book presents a wealth of opportunities for education and entertainment. Dozens of brightly colored objects of all shapes and sizes, some conventional and some not, are scattered helter-skelter across 13 spreads. Balls and skittles spill over racquets; flowers, leaves and stones are set out for a nature picnic; a sandy scene depicts fish, shells and zany sunglasses. A rhyming riddle on each page invites children to dive in and hunt down certain objects, and this is merely the beginning. Variations on the search are limitless, as are the possibilities for learning--colors, numbers, shapes. The challenge is surprisingly great. Excellent, sharp photographic work combined with ingenuity and imagination make this well-conceived book a winner. All ages. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Hand Jean Marzollo's I Spy to where's-Waldo enthusiasts or their ilk, they'll find themselves as entranced by the sites of the objects they seek as the hunt itself. For example, they must spy a "spaghetti-sauce face" and a "snowcapped place" on a bulletin board encrusted with snapshots, children's art, and similar pinups; and a "small silver jack" and a "blue thumbtack" hidden among the miniatures and curios ensconced in twenty cubbyholes. The toys, party disguises, and other assorted objects in Walter Wick's margin-to-margin, sharply focused photographs seem life-size from lap distance, spread as they are across two pages of this oversize (9 1/4- x 12 1/4-inch) volume. Besides being a source of searches, the objects make superb storystarters for otherwise uninspired writers.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- One of the more successful efforts in the ever-growing crop of visual game books. The popular favorite, ``I Spy,'' is played out here with a series of rhymed riddles listing objects that children must locate in the accompanying photographs. Each double-page spread features crisp, full-color shots featuring an abundance of familiar items. The objects range from large and easy-to-spot to tiny and partially hidden. Overall, the illustrations are not as detailed or as intricate as those in the ``Waldo'' series (Little), but still provide plenty of challenges. The final pages offer ``extra credit riddles,'' a list of rhymes that must be matched with the appropriate photographs, and the suggestion that children write some of their own. An appealing book for children and adults to share and enjoy together. --Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590450874
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Series: I Spy
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 95,283
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Jean Marzollo has written many award-winning children’s books, including the acclaimed I Spy series and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING. Jean lives with her husband, Claudio, in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

Walter Wick is the photographer of the bestselling I Spy series as well as the author and photographer of the bestselling Can You See What I See? series. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Connecticut.

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

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    i guess you should know...

    This is one of my secret obsessions....it's true. I loved this book. Just thought you should know.

    I'll never get tired of this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    This book was so wonderful

    I worked with my five yr. old to find the hidden pictures believe it or not he did better then I did! I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun way to spend an hour or more with your kids!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I would purchase another product again.

    I am using this book in my classroom, my students love I Spy books and the collection of them was in great shape.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

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    Good even for my 2 year old

    The age range about says 4-8, but I find the book applicable even for my two-year-old. He can't read yet, and I think he would have a difficult time finding what the riddles say to find. However, we work with him by pointing out certain objects, numbers, letters, and colors. He also enjoys looking at the pictures and finding things he recognizes.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    Terrific for all ages!

    I have a three and a six year old who insist upon looking at this book every evening before bed. It varies in difficulty, and some of the items I still have yet to find. The photos are colorful and the arrangement and composition of the objects are well done. The book's longevity goes a long way since other objects can be named for your kids to find. This is much less challenging than the Where's Waldo series, yet still entertaining for readers of all ages. There are multiple volumes in the series. We have had ours for several months and still have not grown tired of it. And besides, if you put it down for a month or two, the kids will enjoy it again as if it were new!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    andrew

    three stars,one stick man,two heads,5 dogs, 3 sticks,3 birds,a bell,a betle,a B,a flame,a candle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    Fun, educational--even for adults!

    I first saw this book at my brother's house & read it with my 3 yr. old nephew. I was really impressed! Great pictures, rhymes, and word teasers make up the book. It is really unique and kids have a great time with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2000

    Hours of FUN!

    This series of I SPY books are ours of fun for all the familly. Even Adults get in to this search and observation of multiple objects, and when you find them, and you go back to the book a few weeks later, you search all over again.

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