EYE SPY: A Mysterious Alphabet by Linda Bourke

EYE SPY: A Mysterious Alphabet

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A cleverly designed book with a single letter plus four square illustrations across each double spread. The first three pictures represent a single meaning and word (a board game, darts, and croquet are all games); the fourth represents a homonym or a homophone (deer, fish, and hare are also ""game"") while also including a clue to the word used in the next letter (hare/hair). It's a bit intricate, and not always perfectly realized (iron in food is represented by a jar labeled ""vitamins plus iron""), but the puzzles should intrigue children at the right stage. Colorful art, handsome if rather static. Key included.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Chronicle