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I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles [Hardcover]

By Jean Marzollo (Author), Walter Wick (Author) & Walter Wick (Photographer)
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Item description for I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick...

Elaborate fantasy scenes contain a variety of hidden objects and words.

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 riddles that send readers searching through 13 photographs that feature fantastical settings

Citations And Professional Reviews
I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 278
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/1994 page 93
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1995 page 32
  • Booklist - 12/01/1994 page 682
  • Publishers Weekly - 10/17/1994 page 80
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1994 page 138
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 340
  • New York Times - 12/03/2000 page 84

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cartwheel
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1994
Publisher   Cartwheel
Age  4-8
ISBN  0590462954  
ISBN13  9780590462952  

Availability  130 units.
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More About Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick

Jean Marzollo Jean Marzollo has written over 100 books, including the award-winning I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. She says, "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 Went to the Cupboard - and also rap?"

Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, CT. She loved reading books and sewing her own clothes as she grew up. She is a graduate of Manchester High School (1960), the University of Connecticut (1964), and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1965).

She was a high school English teacher in Arlington, MA (1965-66) and the assistant director of Harvard's Project Upward Bound (1967). In New York City, she worked on early childhood research projects for General Learning Corp. (1967-69) and was the Director of Publications for the National Commission on Resources for Youth (1970-71). For 20 years from 1972-1992, she was editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out Magazine, working closely with the talented art director Carol Devine Carson. She has written books, such as The New Kindergarten, for teachers and parents, as well as articles for Parents Magazine, Redbook, and other parenting magazines.

Jean Marzollo is best known for her award-winning, best-selling I SPY series with the fantastic photographic illustrator Walter Wick. Among her other favorite children's books are: Pierre the Penguin, The Little Plant Doctor, Help Me Learn Addition, Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, Soccer Sam, Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. After more than 20 years of writing children's books, she began to illustrate them, too. She has retold and illustrated five Bible stories and three Greek myths, as well as writing and illustrating two counting books for preschoolers: Ten Little Eggs and Ten Little Christmas Presents.

Jean Marzollo is also the author/illustrator of online interactive books for children, Monsters for Sale and Castle Crash featuring Teddy Bear and Greenie the Troll. Her website ( has many free stories, songs, and games for children to play on computers, SMART boards, and various handheld devices. She says,

"I love all aspects of creating books and ebooks for kids: writing, editing, working with illustrators or illustrating myself. I am always interested in testing my work with children ages 4-8 in classrooms to see if they 'get it.' If they don't, I fix it. Children are great editors. They teach me what works best for them and what doesn't."

Jean Marzollo is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored the ebooks, as well as some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. Their two grown sons, Dan Marzollo and Dave Marzollo, ghostwrite many of the I SPY books. They have also co-authored some of her sports books for kids. She resides in Upstate New York.

Jean Marzollo currently resides in Cold Spring, in the state of New York.

Jean Marzollo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Hello Science Reader!
  2. I Spy
  3. I Spy (Board Books)
  4. I Spy (Prebound)
  5. I Spy (Scholastic Hardcover)
  6. I Spy (Scholastic Paperback)
  7. Scholastic Bookshelf
  8. Scholastic Reader Collection
  9. Scholastic Reader I Spy: Level 1
  10. Scholastic Reader: Level 1

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Product Categories

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

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Reviews - What do customers think about I Spy Fantasy?

Loved by Grandson  Jun 4, 2008
I purchased this book for my 6 year old Grandson and he immediately loved it as did all the children at his party. In fact even the adults had a good time looking for hidden objects. Good for all ages.
one of the five I spy books I ordered  Mar 24, 2008
I was very pleased to have all 5 books come together. We have enjoyed searching each book to find our I SPY.
Great fun a time filler  Feb 10, 2008
We have 4 of the I Spy books and this is one of the best. The kids read them over and over again.
I Spy books are just the best...this one is no exception  Jan 24, 2007
Another great set of photos that will make you dizzy with the busyness of it all. Difficult and challenging as usual. It's what makes these books so unique and great. Love them all. Glad to add Fantasy to our collection.
I Spy is great fun!  Jan 12, 2007
We purchased this for our 10 yr. old niece and she absolutely loves it! She spends hours at a time with it and the whole family gets in on it!! It's great fun!!

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