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Hardcover I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles Book

ISBN: 1338332589

ISBN13: 9781338332582

I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles

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Book Overview

It's the greatest time of year I Spy Christmas -- now with new bonus riddles, a brand-new search-and-find look, and a brand-new trim size. Can you find Santa and his elf, a sleigh, snowmen, silver bells and jingle bells, mittens, two turtledoves, candy canes, and the rest of the festive things hidden in the shiny ornaments, snowy landscapes, and colorful store windows? What is hidden in Santa's workshop? And what do you see under the Christmas tree?...

Customer Reviews

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My Daughter's Favorite Book!!

We bought this when my daughter was about 4 years old and it quickly became her favorite book. She had an incredible ability to locate items in the photographs that boggled my mind. And, she never tired of finding those items. She is now 11 and just gave the book up.I was amazed by the beautiful photographs and the fantastic way the items are hidden in the photgraphs. I had as much fun reading this book with my daughter as she did.If you want to find the perfect book to bond with a son or daughter over...this is it!!!

Great Fun for the Family Together!

Unless you have a photographic memory, you will find that the challenge of finding the images described in these rhyming riddles to be a fresh one each time you open a page. Pretty soon, the items in the puzzle all look alike. Growing a little weary of looking, you eventually call out for help. And then another person is drawn in. And then another. Pretty soon, you have the equivalent of a marshmallow roast around a campfire going on for all your friends and family.There are 13 picture puzzles on the themes of ornaments, winter wonderland, window shopping, the holly and the ivy, winter sports, baking cookies, Christmas crafts, Santa's workshop, stocking stuffers, antique teddy bears, nutcracker sweets, under the tree, and Silent Night. As you can tell from the subjects, each puzzle explores a different aspect of the Christmas holiday. Each photograph for the puzzle is almost two oversized facing pages of brilliant color crammed with details. At the bottom is a brief couplet, telling you what to find. It is in the form of I spy an A, a B, The C, a D;Two Es, a P,Some Qs, and a Z.The images range enormously from large, obvious ones (7 pine cones) to subtle, partially hidden ones (the shadow of a star). A separate photographic set was established for each image, which gives lots of variety of scene and lighting. Most sets were about four feet by eight feet and were photographed with an 8" by 10" view camera. Chicken wire, baking soda for snow, and other disguises are used to make it all seem like Christmas. Each photograph is in stunning color. I especially liked the one with the Christmas ornaments. The book also contains some extra credit riddles, such as what item is in each photograph. You also get to match riddles with the photographs that the riddles describe. And best of all are the instructions on how to use the photographs to create your own riddles. I know it sounds simple, and maybe it is, but I never found it so. I did find it challenging, fun, and social . . . with my adorable daughter. It makes me smile to think of working with her to find the various objects.After you have finished finding every last key, I suggest that you consider making your own book around a theme of interest to you and your child, godchild, or grandchild. That would be even more fun.Look and learn to see!

bridging generations

My son came home from the school library with this book the day before my Mother came for a weekend visit. He paid no attention to the book after arriving home until my Mother picked it up. Within a few minutes he, she, my stepfather and our younger son were totally engrossed in it and spent several hours poring over the pictures. I reminded the boys that they had another I Spy book in their room which they had never paid any attention to. They went flying to get it and all four of them had to be pried away from the book for dinner. My sons and my Mother had never really made a very warm emotional connection until they shared these books. That was several weeks ago and they still talk about it and my Mother is sending me pictures via e-mail of them solving the riddles in the books which I had taken with her camera. These books are a hit with everyone in my house.

Wonderful Book with Beautiful Photography.

I purchased this book for my 6 year old niece and also for my 30 year old daughter! It contains beautiful photos of ornaments, vintage bears, and Christmas scenes. Great fun for any age. A bargain at twice the price.

i spy,,,find the time!

find the time to share this book and play the game with yourchild! the artwork and photography is exceptional. my 6 year old and ihighly recommend it! every page is breathtaking and you'll be "hooked" once you start "spying". items are hidden in the pictures with ryhming hints to help you out!
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