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Walter Wick
When I was young I was a reluctant reader. It was hard for me to sit still and read a book. I preferred activities that got me moving, like neighborhood ball games, bike riding, skiing, sledding, skating, climbing trees, and exploring the woods in Connecticut where I grew up.I taught also myself... show more

When I was young I was a reluctant reader. It was hard for me to sit still and read a book. I preferred activities that got me moving, like neighborhood ball games, bike riding, skiing, sledding, skating, climbing trees, and exploring the woods in Connecticut where I grew up.I taught also myself to draw. I became fascinated with shapes, shading, and trying to make the objects in my drawings appear to pop out in 3-D. Later I became interested in photography. I took pictures in the woods with my camera, tinkered with equipment in the darkroom, and experimented with artistic effects. Much later I became the photographer of the I SPY books, in collaboration with writer Jean Marzollo. I did more than take the pictures. I thought of ideas, sketched ideas, collected props, made props, built sets, arranged objects, hid objects, adjusted lights, and took a picture. Then I rearranged objects and took another picture -- sometimes over and over again.I write as well as illustrate my own books now. In A DROP OF WATER, I combine simple text with clear photographs to explain science secrets of the everyday world. In WALTER WICK'S OPTICAL TRICKS, the everyday world is turned upside down with impossible objects, phantom images, and other perplexing illusions. With the CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? series, I continue the picture-puzzle tradition, taking readers on ever more amazing adventures of the imagination in their quest for hidden objects.Happy reading!Walter Wick
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Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it 5 years ago
A good game for kids to play.
kindleaholic
kindleaholic rated it 7 years ago
Liked this one, although some of them I couldn't find...
Vailia's Page Turner
Vailia's Page Turner rated it 8 years ago
A very simple I spy book for little kids. The pictures almost too easy compared the the exercises at the end. I personally thought the exercises were great, with how it has the child focus on the letters of the actual word. The only reason this got 3 vs 4 stars is that the picture I spies were to...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it 8 years ago
Beautiful illustrations and nice rhymes. I bought it mostly for the pretty pictures, but I got into the search game and found it fun to play. Some of those items were really hard to find!
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 13 years ago
It really is fun to do. The I Spy computer games are also fun to do, just in case you know a kid who's crazy for this sort of thing.
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