Cover image for I spy mystery : a book of picture riddles / photographs by Walter Wick ; riddles by Jean Marzollo.
I spy mystery : a book of picture riddles / photographs by Walter Wick ; riddles by Jean Marzollo.
Publication Information:
New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, [1993]

Physical Description:
37 pages : colour illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
"Cartwheel Books."
Rhyming verses ask readers to find hidden objects in the photographs.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch 793.73 MAR Book Junior Collection

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This "I Spy" book has children searching mysterious scenes for hidden items. The scenes include things such as masks, sea shells, and pirate ships.

Author Notes

Jean Marzollo was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a Masters in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught for several years and then became involved in educational publishing.

For twenty years she was the editor of "Let's Find Out," Scholastic's kindergarten magazine. She has written over a 130 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She was the recipient of the 2000 Rip Van Winkle Award presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York.

She is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. She resides in Upstate New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

With its intriguing theme, the fourth picture-riddle title contains bewitching color photographs, teeming with sundry objects that participants must discover upon reading the rhymed text. The alluring photographs overwhelm the contrived, mundane verse; the interplay of pictures and words lacks the strength needed to sustain repeated readings. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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