Seymour and the Juice Box Boat (Can You See What I See? Series)

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An all-new format and story based on the best-selling Can You See What I See? series!

Seymour, a character in both CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? and DREAM MACHINE, has his very own story in this 9x9 paper-over-board storybook!

The reader is asked to find various animals and objects and a boy named Seymour in the photographs.

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Overview


An all-new format and story based on the best-selling Can You See What I See? series!

Seymour, a character in both CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? and DREAM MACHINE, has his very own story in this 9x9 paper-over-board storybook!

The reader is asked to find various animals and objects and a boy named Seymour in the photographs.

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From I Spy co-creator Walter Wick comes this eye-catching "Can You See What I See?" book about a toy boy and his juice box boat. A marvelously serene, imaginative read shot through with Wick's ingenious perspective, this object-filled adventure follows red-and-yellow Seymour, who makes his way through maze of blocks, plastic animals, and other colorful toys to build his boat and set sail. Along the way, Wick challenges kids to spot a turtle, Seymour's cart of tools, thread, and more, all hidden in busy scenes that will spark kids to find even more treasures. Parents will be particularly grateful for the learning tips in back, giving them additional ideas for discussing the book with their children. When paired with any of Wick's I Spy books or Can You See What I See?: Dream Machine, this hunt-and-find brain-buster will keep preschoolers scouring the pages again and again, and as the tips suggest, it may even spark readers into making juice box boats of their own. Matt Warner
Publishers Weekly
Youngsters can sharpen their visual skills with another Walter Wick offering, Can You See What I See? Seymour and the Juice Box Boat, third in the paper-over-board series. The text asks readers to scan the photographed landscape of blocks, toys and figurines to find objects as Seymour gathers tools: "Can you see 2 ducks, a pencil that's red?/ Can you help Seymour find some thread?" Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Seymour with his cart full of tools moves through a colorful array of photographs looking for objects he needs to make a boat. He finds an orange juice carton, scissors, a small saw, a ladder, a drinking straw, an anchor, and a sail. Then he draws a diagram to show the pieces of the boat and how they will be put together. A coat of paint on the outside and his name printed in large letters finish his craft. A toy tow truck with thread and a paper clip pull the boat to the water. Each double page spread features a different view of the playroom with interesting displays of toys and creative materials. Part of each page has certain objects pictured individually on a side insert with the challenge for the reader to find them in the picture. Most of the objects are relatively obvious, making this book a good choice for young children. Although all of the items that Seymour uses to make his boat are in the pictures, they are not usually the highlighted items. This offers youngsters the opportunity to go back through the book to find the things used for making the boat. This book is part of the "Can You See What I See" series. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 4 to 8.
—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-In this whimsical search-and-find story, readers join a little toy man as he gathers together an assortment of items, builds a boat out of a juice box, and sails away on a sea of blue. The clear, neatly composed photographs show colorful scenes packed with all sorts of interesting things, while the rhyming text prompts children to seek out particular objects (photos of the articles appear next to the words, rebus style). A helpful "Discussion Guide" offers pointers on building vocabulary and noticing details. Just right for the youngest seek-and-find aficionados, this engaging offering will sail right off of the shelves.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. The reader immediately senses something familiar, yet new in this paper-over-board. Once again, Wick offers the same photo-scapes format of diminutive objects, but here the participant is lead through the pages by a little toy named Seymour (who appeared in the first two of the series). Also, the sets are much simpler and essential. The same home-spun do-dads appear repeatedly throughout and a lone turtle never misses a page. The text invites the reader to find certain objects on every page, like a couple of ducks or a round yellow button, all the while asking us to keep our eyes on Seymour. It soon becomes apparent that Seymour is up to something. His wagon becomes fuller as he wonders through the block maze of scattered teeny toys. A blueprint is ultimately revealed, and it's discovered that Seymour has a master plan. He also delivers the added treat of a nifty little craft idea. This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439617789
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Can You See What I See? Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 719,925
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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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