Item description for I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick...
Overview Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.
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 for hidden objects in 13 photographs with a mystery theme.
Citations And Professional Reviews I Spy Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1993
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1995 page 33
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 340
Booklist - 11/15/1993 page 628
School Library Journal - 11/01/1993 page 100
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 278
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.06" Width: 9.38" Height: 0.32" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1993
ISBN 0590462946 ISBN13 9780590462945
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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 Mystery: A Book of Picture Riddles?
I Spy Jan 18, 2008
I have two grandsons 5 & 7. They love to share the I Spy books and see who gets the most answers.
Grandma Jul 12, 2007
Careful with the purchase of this book. It is an excellent "I Spy" in the series. However, the inside pages are the same as another; only the front cover is different. If you're adding to a collection be sure to view inside pages.
Good picture riddle book Jan 21, 2007
The I Spy books are a play on the children's game of "I Spy" a game I played often during long car trips except that each book is themed. I Spy Mystery centers around buried treasure, a sunken ship and some other shenanigans. Most of the items photographed are miniatures and toys though what is often being sought in the riddles isn't as obvious as the photograph would first imply. The photographs themselves are deceptively simplistic. A photograph of a green house would appear to be nothing but flowers but may in fact hide things like anchors or race cars.
I Spy Mystery seems to be a tougher book than I Spy Spooky Night. I've read the book now twice and still haven't found all the mentioned items!
I Spy: Mystery A Book of Picture Riddles: Mystery A Book of Picture Riddles Jan 19, 2007
Fantastic! My 6 and 3 year olds really enjoy these books. My husband and my self find it very educational and fun for family time.
hide and seek1 Jan 9, 2007
This has provided hours of fun for one and sometimes several kids all at once. I love the series.