Item description for I Spy Little Book by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick...
Overview Rhyming verses invite readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.
Awards and Recognitions I Spy Little Book by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick has received the following awards and recognitions -
Bookseller's Choice - 1998 Winner - Babies and Toddlers category
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.88" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
ISBN 0590341294 ISBN13 9780590341295
Availability 0 units.
More About Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick
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 (www.jeanmarzollo.com) 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about I Spy Little Book?
A little bit of fun for the very young set Apr 15, 2008
This was a gift for my 2 year old grandson. He finds it almost too easy, so I would suggest giving it to even younger children. It is good for interactive visual reading activity.
Occupies My Toddler Jan 28, 2008
My daugher received this as a gift when she turned 1. I was surprised to see how quickly she picked up on the game and how much she enjoyed the book. I personally like the simple rhymes and I agree with the other reviewers that it's a great way to teach patience.
Now, at 20 months, she still enjoys it. We use it to point out different colors and different objects. I can see how we can alter this game to keep challenging her through her toddler years. We also read/play this book when we need a quiet game.
my almost-3yo is bored of it already Dec 30, 2007
my twin 2yr 9mo boys like this book, but they quickly grew bored because it was just a tad bit too easy. it's still a fun book for them to read, but with very short longevity because we got this book for christmas.
Cute car book Sep 6, 2007
My daughter recently started to play I Spy and I brought this book to help encourage her -- she really liked it. I agree with another reviewer, that it is sort of easy, and she may get bored with it, but right now it keeps her busy in the car while making long car trips. And when she is done with it, I will pass it on to her little brother.
I can't believe I had never heard of this series! Feb 23, 2007
Even my husband had these books as a pre-teen. They are great for practicing concentration and can be used for years. The books can have pictures that are simple and sometimes dizzying but my toddler loves them!