Walter Wick has ingeniously redesigned photos from I Spy School Days, and Jean Marzollo has matched them with age-appropriate rhymes, making I Spy Little Letters the perfect alphabet book for toddlers.
WALTER WICK is best known for his brilliant search-and-find photographs, he is the co-creator and photographer of the I Spy books, as well as the author, creator, and photographer of the Can You See What I See? series. He is also the author and photographer of two award-winning science books, A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder and Walter Wick's Optical Tricks. He lives with his wife, Linda in Connecticut.
The alphabet is great with a picture scheme on each of the letters that represent the first letter of the word. It's not difficult to find the letters as they place about 3 large letters on a page with anywhere between 4-7 small pictures around..all on a white background. The inside pages are nothing like the cover.
The numbers and alphabet books might be better for a child up to age 1 (at least in the case for my child).
I bought this for my child's 2nd birthday hoping she'd have to search and find the letters of the alphabet to make it a little more interesting for her. It's still a nice alphabet book for practicing, but not so much for searching.
I found the numbers book to be more interesting since it offered more objects on the page that is more similar to the typical 'I Spy' series. The numbers are still clearly visible, so still not much searching. I'll have to order the older children's I Spy books since young children are more intriqued with complexity than with simple unchallenging pictures.