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I Spy With My Little Eye    by Edward Gibbs order for
I Spy With My Little Eye
by Edward Gibbs
Order:  USA  Can
Templar, 2011 (2011)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

If, as a child, you might have played the I-spy game then this book will bring back fond memories. Edward Gibbs has translated the game into a picture book for children two years of age and older. By incorporating spy holes into the format, the author/illustrator invites the child to play a version of the famous game.

'I spy with my little eye something that is blue. I am the biggest animal in the whole world.' A hole with a blue background accompanies this opening. Flip the page and there's a big, blue whale. 'I spy with my little eye something that is gray. I have a very long trunk.' Yup, you'll find an elephant on the next page.

A number of familiar animals are used to play the book version of I-spy but the most fun will come when you actually begin playing the game for real. Once your child understands the concept, this can become a fun way of killing some time on a walk, playing in the backyard, or sitting in an airport awaiting a flight.

Generations of youngsters have enjoyed playing I-spy and this picture book offers an excellent way to get your child interested in the observation game.

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