I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

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Synopsis

Look through this eye-catching book’s special spy hole to discover a world of animal colors!

Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the game to a whole new level in this picture book with spy holes. Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue. Bold illustrations and die-cut holes will absorb young readers as they learn about colors and animal names.
 

About Edward Gibbs

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Edward Gibbs studied art in New Zealand and has been working in the creative design business for the last twenty-five years. He lives in London.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Brubaker, Ford & Friends. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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The clue for the first animal reads: “something yellow that begins with a D.” It is likely that the watery pond background and the speech bubble loudly proclaiming, “Quack, quack!” will be all the clues a youngster needs, but reinforcing the d sound adds a welcome level of early childhood learning.

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Hints vary from leading prompts “I have a funny name” to common observations “I walk sideways on the beach” to the factual “My arms are called tentacles.” Turn the page, and a colorful scene unfolds.

Mar 27 2012 | Read Full Review of I Spy With My Little Eye

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A circular window on the left shows part of an animal’s face, along with the words: “I spy with my little eye...” Opposite, the sentence is completed (“...something with a curly tail”), appearing along with a circular die-cut that reveals more of that animal’s features and an additio...

Jan 02 2012 | Read Full Review of I Spy With My Little Eye

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Every two spreads, the eye of a different animal portrayed in a different color invites children to uncover and then encounter, in turn, a blue whale, a green frog, a red fox, a yellow lion, and an orange orangutan (clue: “I swing from tree to tree with my long arms”).

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