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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: I Spy
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Reprint edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780545415835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545415835
  • ASIN: 0545415837
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About 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.

More About the Author

Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.

She says, "As a child, I loved to read and sew dolls' clothes, one outfit after another. I am a graduate of Manchester High School, the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working as a high school English teacher and editor of Scholastic's "Let's Find Out" kindergarten magazine with Carol Devine Carson for 20 years, I began writing children's books. I have written over 130 books, including the award-winning, best-selling I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear. Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has the same rhythm as "Old Mother Hubbard" and also rap? I treasure the beautiful, intricate photographs by Walter Wick in the I SPY books. When I wrote the first I SPY book, I automatically thought of kindergarten children so everything that I called for was concrete, something a 5-year-old can find. The result is a hunting game that children and grownups can play together successfully. Sometimes children are better than their parents! In recent years I took up painting and have begun to illustrate my own "books on paper" and "books online." You can see them on my website: jeanmarzollo.com. Writing and illustrating picture books today is as much fun as sewing dolls' clothes was when I was in third grade. As soon as I'm done with one book, I'm happily compelled to start the next."

Jean Marzollo lives in Upstate New York.

www.JeanMarzollo.com

Customer Reviews

For nephew's birthday, he loves I SPY books.
Dachshund lover
In the "Find the..." series the child is looking for the same object throughout the book.
bethlovesbooks
My 2 1/2 year old absoluetely loves this book!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By bethlovesbooks on February 6, 2001
Format: Board book
These board books are a smaller and simpler version of the original "I Spy" series. If you are not familiar with the "I Spy" series, the basic concept is similar to "Where's Waldo" in that you "search" for specific objects. But in this case, the searching field is a series of photographs that depict varied and interesting items. Each photograph has a particular theme and is full of colorful and inventive objects.
The original "I Spy" books ask you to find many objects in each photo and can be very challenging. My husband and I got a kick out of finding the objects ourselves and by no means breezed through the books. These simplified board books are geared toward a much younger audience--they offer toddlers and younger children a way to play the same type of game. The photographs contain only a handful of objects, and the reader is asked to find only two objects per page.
My daughter really enjoys these types of interactive books. They give her a chance to be "proud" when she finds whatever she's looking for. There is also a similar series I would recommend called "Find the Duck (Puppy, Piglet, Kitten, Teddy)..." books. In the "Find the..." series the child is looking for the same object throughout the book. . If you are interested, I wrote a review on that series where I go into more detail about them.
Overall, these are a nice way to interact with your toddler--they offer an opportunity to teach patience and to carefully investigate things. My only criticism is that I noticed that the photos that they use are just blown up portions of photos taken from their original series. I wish they would be more creative and use entirely new photos.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By AWC on April 3, 2000
Format: Board book
We have all the I Spy books to date and this is my 3 year old's favorite. He LOVES searching for the certain animals, identifying the other animals, and even attempts to sound like the different animals. We've had this book since before my son was 1. Don't wait until your child is a toddler to buy this book!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Summer Belle on July 3, 2001
Format: Board book
A smaller version of the full sized I Spy books, these books are just great. They include cropped pictures from the regular I Spy books and are printed on durable cardboard - just right for little hands!
My two year old loves this collection of books - they are just the right size for her to hold, are sturdy enough for her to play with, and there are lots of interesting pictures to hold her attention.
The pictures are lots of fun to look at. They give parents the opportunity to sit with their children and discover the different things in the pictures and to help their children identify them.
These are all very good books!! I highly recommend.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By heather evans on April 6, 2012
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I bought this for 3.5 year old who has several level 1 I Spy books. Having not seen the 8x8 book in person, I relied on the item description which lists ages 4-8. This is completely inaccurate. I would suggest this book is for ages 1-3 (3 is pushing it). There are only two items, at most, per page and they aren't hidden at all in picture. I'm returning it straight away as there is no challenge for my son with this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Autumn on January 9, 2005
Format: Board book
I bought this for my two year old and he loves it. He knows where all the pictures are ( he did before we left the store) an he still sits there with it in front of him for long peroids of time. I am trying to get the whole set. I don't know how many are in the set though and I was hoping that there would be some place where you could buy them in a complete set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Renica on January 9, 2014
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The book was exactly what I wanted it to be for my 3 year old grandson. Gave him lots to look at and lots to find.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Lee Ouditt on December 23, 2013
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This book is great for concentration. My granddaughter absolutely loves these books.We collect as many as we can find.
Investigate for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nicole on December 19, 2013
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my son loves this book and the little letters & numbers book too. I would highly recommend it for those with toddlers
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