I Spy with My Little Eye Baseball: Baseball

I Spy with My Little Eye Baseball: Baseball

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by Brad Herzog, David Milne
     
 

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For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much baseball. In I Spy with My Little Eye: Baseball, readers get double the fun. Brad Herzog (H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet) teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers.

Dual look-alike photographs are

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For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much baseball. In I Spy with My Little Eye: Baseball, readers get double the fun. Brad Herzog (H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet) teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers.

Dual look-alike photographs are filled with baseballs, bats, and memorabilia. But one of the scenes in each photo pair has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans spot the differences.

From the number of trophies in the case to the jerseys hanging in a locker room, baseball fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—In this engaging picture book, each spread offers two sets of almost identical color photos. The task is to spot the differences in them. Rhymed verses offer clues. While it is fun for children to accept this type of challenge, some of the photos offer as many as 40 changes. There is no answer key. A "Photo-fact" paragraph on each page provides additional details about this sport. The largest audience attempting this challenge will be the "I Spy" fans, but the baseball theme may pick up a few readers as well. However, Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo's series, which includes I Spy Ultimate Challenger! (Scholastic, 2003), among others, is the gold standard in this genre.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Kirkus Reviews

Baseball is a game of many possibilities, and there are so many ways to experience it. Herzog and Milne have taken the game of I Spy and cleverly married it to the national pastime. Seemingly identical side-by-side photo collages of everything baseball, from equipment to action to memorabilia, are placed on double page spreads. Rhyming clues challenge readers to match the photos and find all the differences.Each spread also includes applicable factual material that cites anecdotes and history and delves into the finer points of the game. Milne's carefully composed photos, especially the object collages, are visually appealing and stimulating. The language of the informational portion of the text might be too sophisticated for the usual I Spy audience, and the clues only offer a bare minimum of hints. A great deal of patience is needed to spot the numerous variations, as many as 41 in one spread, and might prove too frustrating for young readers. Nonetheless this is a work that can be pored over and shared by several sharp-eyed baseball lovers at a time. (Picture book/puzzle. 6-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585364961
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Series:
I Spy with My Little Eye
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,144,221
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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I Spy with My Little Eye Baseball: Baseball 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I WAS VERY DISIPOINTED IN THIS I IS HORRIBLE book so easy:( -------------- ------------ ---------- -------- ------ ---- --
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One would hardly purchase a picture book without being able to see any pictures. B&N needs to have more oversite over the samples that are created, if we receive no useful information the sample is useless. I would also like to see some kind of means of returning purchases.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shouldn't thesample of a book show at least one page instead of title page & acknowledgements?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I THINK IT IS WAY 2 MUCH!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poop