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I Spy School Days: 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 School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick...

Provides brainteasers to solve in a blackboard scene, hundreds of tiny objects to ponder in a classification puzzle, Rube Goldberg-type contraptions to figure out, and a nature spread that encourages learning through observation

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Provides brainteasers to solve in a blackboard scene, hundreds of tiny objects to ponder in a classification puzzle, Rube Goldberg-type contraptions to figure out, and a nature spread that encourages learning through observation.

Citations And Professional Reviews
I Spy School Days: 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
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/24/1995 page 63
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 09/15/1995 page 1354
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/1995 page 108
  • Booklist - 12/01/1995 page 639
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1995 page 129
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 340

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Cartwheel
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.2" Width: 9.23" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1995
Publisher   Cartwheel
Age  4-8
ISBN  0590481355  
ISBN13  9780590481359  

Availability  133 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 > Picture Books
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
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
8Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3

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Reviews - What do customers think about I Spy School Days?

thank you for sending the books so promtly. We have enjoyed hours of fun with the 5 books we ordered.  Mar 24, 2008
Thank you for the hours of fun the kids have had search the 5 books we ordered.
Great Book  Jun 30, 2006
Bought this book for my kids who are ages six and seven. Good mix of hard to find and easier to find items. We also bought I spy books for other kids that we know and they were hooked. Makes a nice gift.
I Spy is a terrific series.  Mar 1, 2006
My husband and I have more fun with these books whether it's with our grandson or our friends. We really get into it and found that it helps our eye coordination and our memory. I would highly recommend this to anyone at any age!
Truly a great learning book!  Jan 12, 2006
I find these books great mind stretchers, even for us older folks. This book especially is a learning tool because there is a page with all the letters of the alphabet surrounded by little objects that start with each letter. Another page groups things by category with overlapping categories. Really well done.
i spy series  Jul 20, 2005
I love this series our daughter is about to enter kindergarten and she really enjoys finding all the items on each page!

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