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I Spy School Days: 10/06/09

I Spy School Days by Jean Marzollo is another of the early books in the series. Harriet has been reading the simplified version, I Spy School Bus and has now upgraded to the full version.

She isn't reading the book but she prefers the harder picture riddles. She has a very good eye for finding things, often finding them before Sean or I do.

My favorite I Spy Books have a hint of a plot to them and their photographs are tightly themed. School Days fits this bill perfectly, being about a day in school. The photographs are beautiful and sometimes deceptively simplistic.

There is a playground scene near the end of the book that at first glance is nothing but a piece of playground with a forgotten four-square ball. It takes a second and third look to see all the goodies hidden in plain view. I Spy School Days and I Spy Spooky Night are my two favorites.

Reviews of other I Spy Books on this blog

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Comment #1: Thursday, October, 8, 2009 at 23:02:27


I picked up one of these books a few months ago, but my daughter isn't quite ready for it. It looks like a lot of fun though — I'll have to keep my eye open for the School Days one.

Comment #2: Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 13:33:02


I think the I Spy books have a lot of "your mileage may vary" built into them. My two kids took to them when they were about 2. They're not 7 and 3 and still love them. But the books are really designed for older kids.

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