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I Spy Extreme Challenger! A Book of Picture Riddles [Hardcover]

By Walter Wick (Photographer), Jean Marzollo (Author) & Walter Wick (Author)
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Rhyming text leads readers to find objects hidden in the photographs of toys, animals, food, and utensils.

Publishers Description
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 12 photographs for hidden objects.

Citations And Professional Reviews
I Spy Extreme Challenger! A Book of Picture Riddles by Walter Wick & Jean Marzollo has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 131
  • Publishers Weekly - 10/02/2000 page 83
  • Booklist - 10/01/2000 page 342
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/2000 page 135
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 131
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 278

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cartwheel
Pages   31
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12" Width: 9" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   Cartwheel
Age  4-8
ISBN  043919900X  
ISBN13  9780439199001  

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More About Walter Wick & Jean Marzollo

Walter Wick My mother says that when I was a child, I walked with a bounce. This must be true because I remember having a very happy childhood.Walter Wick bio pic I grew up in rural Connecticut with three older brothers and a younger sister. We loved exploring the nearby woods. I walked the neighborhood on stilts I made from tree limbs. I made them for other kids too. I also made skateboards out of old roller skates that I took apart and fastened to pieces of plywood. I loved to tinker and build.

My first serious interest in art began with drawing and painting in high school. It was then that my brother Robert, who worked part time at a camera store, introduced me to photography. I studied photojournalism and landscape bio Picphotography at the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating in 1973, I worked as a lab technician and product photographer in a commercial studio in Hartford. The work was not glamorous, but I was fascinated with the technical challenges of making the surfaces, shadows, and highlights look exactly right in the photographs. Before long, I moved to New York City and started my own studio. At first it was hard to find clients. The lack of work gave me time to explore new ideas and techniques, which resulted in a small, but effective, portfolio of seven images. One of these images Walter Wickcame about almost by accident. I was organizing screws, paper clips and other odds and ends. As I began sorting, I liked the way the objects looked spread out on my light box. After hours of careful arranging, I took a picture. This photograph of odds and ends was the spark that helped inspire the first I Spy book! But that would take another 10 years.

My new portfolio was a success and I was soon busy making photographs for magazines, such as "Psychology Today" and "Discover". I also made photographic puzzles for "Games" magazine. In 1985, the "Odds and Ends" photograph caught the eye of Jean Marzollo, the editor of "Let's Find Out", a kindergarten magazine published by Scholastic. She asked me to do a colorful photograph of fasteners for a poster. bio pic walter wick

This poster, in turn, caught the eye of editors in the Scholastic book division. In 1991, Jean Marzollo and I collaborated on I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles. With the success of the I Spy, I've had opportunities to visit schools and see firsthand how kids respond to my work. It occurred to me that subjects that have long fascinated me, science and visual perception, are of interest to kids, too.

That led to my first two solo projects: A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder and Walter Wick's Optical Tricks. When my third solo project, Can You See What I See?: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve debuted on the “New York Times” bestseller list in 2002, a new series of search-and-find puzzle books was born. In all the years I’ve been doing photography, I’ve never had a more appreciative audience than kids. I suspect I’ll be creating children’s books for a long time to come.

Walter Wick currently resides in Winsted, in the state of Connecticut. Walter Wick was born in 1932.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Nonfiction > I Spy
4Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Activity Books > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Activity Books > Hidden Picture
6Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Games > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Games > Puzzles
8Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > General
9Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

Reviews - What do customers think about I Spy Extreme Challenger! A Book of Picture Riddles?

Great books  Jan 9, 2007
My 11 year old is totally addicted to these. They give him great pleasure. They are a little costly so if you can find them used they are a better deal. Once you figure out and find all the hidden objects the book does not serve much purpose. Overall a good book for 6 to 12 year olds.
I Spy A Winner!  Dec 13, 2006

The I Spy Extreme Challenger book is one of many 'I Spy' books enjoyed by our family. We have the 'I Spy School Days', 'I Spy Super Challenger', 'I Spy Treasure Hunt' and 'I Spy Christmas' to name just a few of our books. They will entertain no matter what your age. Our children and now our grandchildren have pulled these books out many times. They are like magnets and will draw in whoever is around to your side to help find the hidden I Spy items.
Here's a hint. If, no - when, you have trouble finding any of the objects turn the book upside down and that just might help. ~ The Boss
Loads of fun  Nov 4, 2006
My grandson and I spend hours on these I Spy books. What I love is that even if we finish finding everything in the book (which we haven't on this particular book in the I Spy series), a couple months later, we has just as much fun doing it all over again!
These are great books  Jul 22, 2006
The Eye Spy books are great. They have pictures of different objects, for example a store window, and a riddle. You have to find the objects listed in the riddle.

Some of them are difficult and require some creative thinking. For example; it might say a nail and you have to remember there are nails in the wall and nails on a hand. Some you just have to have a good eye for detail. You might have to find three fish and one might be a real fish, one a button fish and one a cloud shaped like a fish.

My son who is seven enjoys these and revels in finding all fo the objects. We like to do it as a family to see if we can find every object under a set time or a race to see who can find all the objects first. Sometimes we make up our own riddles for a page and then try to find the objects.

Fun For The Whole Family!  Jan 16, 2006
I have purchased the "I Spy" books for my daughters since they were little girls - one is now in high school and the other one is in college and they still enjoy these books. We like to have races to see who can find all of the objects first! A must have for everyone.

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