Riddles challenge the mind to seek out hidden objects on every page. A lot of mirror mazes and magic tricks.
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JEAN MARZOLLO has written many award-winning children's books, including the I Spy books, the I Spy Little books, and Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King. Jean lives with her husband, Claudio, in New York State's Hudson Valley.From Publishers Weekly:
It's hard to believe that Marzollo and Wick could top their I Spy Christmas , but their latest book of picture riddles is their best yet. Once again, each spread consists of a spectacular color photograph of an even more spectacularly propped 4 8 set, paired with four lines of verse that challenge the reader ("I spy a fish, five clothespins, a rose; / The reflection of an elephant's nose . . ."). Wick's dramatic lighting, his diverse use of shadows and his varied backgrounds set new standards for children's photography books, while Marzollo's seemingly straightforward rhymes are marked by wit and subtlety. The fun-house theme is exploited to grand effect in the scenery choices. Musical instruments and symbols, clown puppets and toys proliferate; and sets incorporating fun-house mirrors, magician's props, dressing room paraphernalia, bandstands and so forth not only create atmosphere but add to the complexity of each puzzle. Bonus for readers beyond the suggested age range: the extra-credit riddles at the end are devilish indeed. Ages 3-8.
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Book Description Scholastic Inc., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Walter Wick (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0439684250