I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles

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

This bestselling book features a collection of favorite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in 13 photographs with a mystery theme.

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 a collection of favorite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in 13 photographs with a mystery theme.

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

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Editorial Reviews

Julie Corsaro
Like other books in Marzollo's I Spy series, this one features a simple rhyming text and crystal-clear color photographs of common objects. Readers will have to be eagle-eyed not to mention diligent to locate the bright toys, games, party favors, sports equipment, and other childhood items that hide in blue shadows, on a shell-filled beach, behind keyholes, and in a whimsical nursery painting. Filled with props, the diverse and imaginative "sets" their construction is explained in a note should inspire kids to invent their own mysteries and rhymes. Librarians should be forewarned that patrons may be tempted to mark up the pages, but this is still a book to recommend to young detectives sick of looking for that little guy in the red-and-white stripped shirt and the red hat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590462945
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Series: I Spy
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 116,562
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (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 April 1, 2012

    Highly Recommend!!!

    Most cognitive psychologists would agree that metacognition involves the conscious monitoring and regulation of the way one approaches and solves problems. Further, metacognition involves becoming aware of how one produces the information needed to solve problems and the steps and strategies used during problem solution. The I Spy: Mystery book contains two excellent examples which require the conscious awareness of what needs to be found prior to successful problem solution. To solve the riddle on page 21, which prompts the reader to find the missing puzzle piece from page 33, one must become aware of the necessity of finding the puzzle on the other page. Then, once found, the page must be scanned to find the missing puzzle piece. Further, one must take notice of the various features of the missing piece, such as its shape, size, and color, and the design on it as well. These thoughts all constitute metacognition, which must occur for an individual to solve the problem (i.e., to locate the missing puzzle piece on page 21). Another example of the necessity of having to become consciously aware of the need to seek additional information to solve the riddles, occurs at the end of the riddle on page 31. Specifically, it concludes, “and the eye for the mask on page 17,” prompting the reader to turn back from page 31 to page 17 to find the mask, then the eye with the missing button. And finally, the reader must take note of the features of the mask, such as the size and shape of the eye socket to which the button belongs, as well as the button’s color. Certainly, the forgoing examples capture the very essence of metacognition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I bought this as a Christmas Gift for someone and I also bought another one. I have three and I absolutely love them!

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  • Posted June 1, 2009

    GREAT BOOK

    A perfect climb-up-in-my-lap book. We spend hours searching for the items - a favorite of our family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Just Right for the Adults

    These books are the greatest. When my wife and I opened it Christmas morning, we wondered why anyone would by this for a two year old. As it turns out it was for us, and we haven't been able to put it down. Perfect for the coffee table or restroom reading. Highly recommended.

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