Once Upon a Time: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve (Can You See What I See? Series) by Walter Wick, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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Once Upon a Time: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve (Can You See What I See? Series)

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Photographic search-and-find fun--especially for preschoolers! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.

From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books, Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time is a rhyming, search-and-find picture book--especially for preschoolers! Twelve fascinating compositions depict favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and classic

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Photographic search-and-find fun--especially for preschoolers! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.

From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books, Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time is a rhyming, search-and-find picture book--especially for preschoolers! Twelve fascinating compositions depict favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and classic stories where readers can use the picture clues to search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects in a far, faraway land filled with toys!

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From the Publisher
Booklist The most familiar, fairy-tales' worlds are the settings in Wick's latest seek-and-find book. As in previous titles in the Can You See series, each meticulously constructed, double-page spread features a crisp photo (here the images have been digitally manipulated) of a scene filled with miniatures, and the accompanying, rhyming text offers a list of objects to search for in the picture. The fairy tales will be instantly recognizable in scenes of the Three Bears and their cottage, Puss and Boots on the road, Cinderella on the palace steps, and so on. Children will delight in pouring over the images, finding new things to look at even after the text's game becomes too familiar. A final scene, which mixes the characters into one chaotic world, breaks down boundaries by featuring some of the artists' tools in the picture's corner. Like others in the series, this should offer lots of interactive fun. –Gillian Engberg
Publishers Weekly
Favorite characters and series come to the fore this fall. Walter Wick transports readers to a fairytale realm in the latest addition to his paper-over-board Can You See What I See? series, Once Upon a Time. Those waiting for pigs to fly can witness the Three Little Pigs, sent airborne by the wolves huffing and puffing; a stunning underwater scene for The Little Mermaid, and a closing "Ever After" spread that reunites the characters from the previous pages-some more happily than others. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Mary Loftus
This book contains twelve "picture puzzles to search and solve" based on classic fairy tales. The author created three-dimensional sets, each depicting a dramatic moment from the story. The sets were then photographed and digitally enhanced to create each vibrant, two-page color spread. Readers can hunt for a golden fan and a spinning wheel, among other items in a scene from Sleeping Beauty. The witch's cottage in Hansel and Gretel is updated with gummy worms and red licorice, as the witch spookily beckons before a graham cracker door. Apparently The Little Mermaid has reached fairy tale status; it is the only newer tale among other classics like Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks, and Rumpelstiltskin. Not all items are easily spotted, so this is a book that could take some time to enjoy. Readers are sure to return to the fascinating and detailed pictures over and over in this fun twist on classic stories.
Children's Literature - Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo
Using three dimensional objects to fashion scenes from eleven classic children's stories, Wick created vivid photographs with "hidden" elements for children and their parents to search out. Each scene represents a pivotal moment in a tale that should be familiar to children; the text on each page begins with the words: "Can you see what I see?" The child is then challenged to find a number of objects on the page, parsed together in a clever rhyme. The rhyme invariably ends with the object of the tale, giving young children at least one object that is obvious and simple to locate. Each photo is arranged with many more details than those found in the poem, allowing parents and children the opportunity to spend time gazing at each, naming the many objects they can identify. The colors are vivid, the pictures crystal clear, and the elements found on each page also allow readers to share more than the text found on the page. Using the picture as a backdrop, the entire story can be told and retold. A beautiful book that will be a welcome addition to any home library.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4
Wick continues the successful formula used in Can You See What I See?: Dream Machine (Scholastic, 2003), this time tackling fairy tales. Each of the 12 spreads depicts a dramatic moment from a particular tale, accompanied by a rhyming sidebar that tells children what to search for and gives a plot element or two from the story. The rhyme for "Steadfast Tin Soldier" concludes with "a steadfast soldier,/standing so smart,/and a lovely dancer/who's stolen his heart." Each scene is crammed with delightful details that will be a pleasure to examine while hunting for the specified items. A few of the tableaux are a little on the dark side, but individual elements are sharp and clear. An author's note explains how the pictures were created.
—Grace OliffCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439617772
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Can You See What I See? Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
71,920
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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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