I Spy Ultimate Challenger: A Book of Picture RiddlesRegular price $13.99
Walter Wick's fun photos and Jean Marzollo's tricky riddles have returned in this I Spy "best of," a compilation of some of the duo's most entertaining "Where's Waldo?"-style visual scavenger hunts.
Kids and grownups should be amply entertained digging up hidden treasure from a dozen different two-page tableaus, like "Baking Cookies": "I spy a boot, five arrows, blue hair,/A deer, four flames, a little green bear;/Five white beards, two three-string guitars,/Six raisin eyes, and three treetop stars." Wick's detail-rich photographs span from the realistic--like The Rainbow Express (an excitingly in-progress train diorama) and Arts & Crafts (a craft table crowded with thumbtacks, pipe cleaners, and the like)--to the more surreal, like Inventor's Workshop, a confabulation of live electrodes and steaming test tubes.
Ultimate Challenger makes a fine introduction to the 20-plus-volume I Spy series (Treasure Hunt, School Days, and Marzollo gladly adds value here with two pages of brand-new additional riddles. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes
Award-winning author Jean Marzollo was the author of over 100 books, including the bestselling I Spy series; Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20; Help Me Learn Addition; Help Me Learn Subtraction; Pierre the Penguin; Soccer Sam; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; The Little Plant Doctor; In 1776; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; and I Am Water; as well as books for parents and teachers, such as The New Kindergarten.
Walter Wick is the photographer of the international bestselling I Spy series as well as the author and photographer of the acclaimed Can You See What I See? series. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Miami Beach, Florida.