Search Results: "Walter Wick"


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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF WATER by Walter Wick
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"In these pages, the prosaic becomes wondrous as readers see the marvels of H2O. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Something as simple as a drop of water hardly seems the stuff of extraordinary science. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? by Walter Wick
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"So sharpen your visual acuity and be prepared to be absorbed and engrossed in this amazing entertainment that will keep espyers returning again and again. (Picture book. All ages)"
Fans of Wick's and Jean Marzollo's I Spy series will be thrilled with a new challenge while newcomers will become immediate devotees with this dozen of picture puzzles to search and solve. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE SEYMOUR? by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"This volume covers much of the same holiday territory as I Spy Christmas by Marzollo and Wick (1992), but fans of this sort of picture puzzle will welcome another challenging Christmas brainteaser. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The co-creator of the "I Spy" series uses a similar format in this holiday offering full of glowing photographs of tiny toys and sweet treats. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?  TOYLAND EXPRESS by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"No puzzle here—these well-designed scenes are another success from the picture-challenge master. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Complex seek-and-find images provide an intriguing backdrop for the story of a tenacious toy train. Read full book review >

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WALTER WICK'S OPTICAL TRICKS by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A book to elicit appreciative murmurs at story hours, and return visits for closer looks. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
This challenging book of optical illusions from Wick (A Drop of Water, 1997, etc.) will leave some readers gasping in awe, and others befuddled, as they ought to be by such visual trickery. Read full book review >

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I SPY FUNHOUSE by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Extra credit riddles,'' a challenge to readers to concoct more of their own, and notes on how the pictures were made are fine bonuses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following the success of the first I Spy book (1992), 13 more artfully contrived photos with rhyming ``riddles'' about objects that are not so much hidden as concealed by the bright, distracting diversity of their surroundings. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF KATE HOPE by Wick Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2008

"But between undistinguished prose and the sheer unbelievability of the premise, this courtroom drama will have readers' credulity straining at the leash. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The year is 1973. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A gripping account of a courageous journalist's efforts to alert the world to Hitler's plan, and an engaging discussion of the relationship between journalism and personal integrity, which is as relevant today as it was then."
In a trenchant discussion of journalism, biography and ethics, Newsday senior editor Wick (Bad Company: Drugs, Hollywood and the Cotton Club Murder, 1990, etc.) examines the life of William Shirer (1904-1993), American war correspondent and author of the landmark book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960). Read full book review >

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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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