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I SPY SCHOOL DAYS by Jean Marzollo


by Jean Marzollo & photographed by Rick Walker

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-590-48135-5
Publisher: Scholastic

 This addition to the I Spy series of picture-riddles features vibrant full-color photographs of classroom toys and projects that entertain, challenge, and teach. As in Marzollo and Wick's I Spy Christmas (1992), oversized pages are chock-full of delectable details; the theme allows inclusion of a variety of familiar classroom projects from blackboard exercises to dioramas and nature study. The spreads work for readers of various skill levels. They can solve riddles by finding objects; identify letters, numbers, and colors; or work at more sophisticated concepts of comparisons, sets, and classifications. The photographs suggest dozens of enticing activities that will leave readers longing for a quick fix of poster paint and papier-mÉchÇ--as if the riddles themselves weren't enough reason to go happily nuts. A can't-miss crowd-pleaser. Yum. Yum. Yum. (Picture book. 3-8)