Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick team up yet again for another perfect little I Spy picture book. In this one, kids who are just learning to read can practice their ABC's with Wick's special photo illustrations and Marzollo's clever alphabetical rhymes: "I spy an L wearing lacy white, and a metal M that's screwed on tight." Borrowing from some of their previous books (I Spy, I Spy School Days, and others), the author-illustrator team adds an original twist to the usual alphabet book, with each letter covered in its own letter-inspired design. P is plaid, E is a pink eraser, V is veiled with vines. Surrounding each letter are pictures of objects beginning with that letter (octopus, orange, ostrich). Young children will enjoy identifying the crisp, detailed pictures and reciting the bouncy rhymes. (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie Coulter
JEAN MARZOLLO has written many award-winning children's books, including the I Spy books and Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King. Jean lives with her husband, Claudio, in New York State's Hudson Valley.
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.