Best Children's Books About I spy

8 Children's Books About I spy

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
The Wheels on the Bus book
#1
The Wheels on the Bus
Written and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

The 25th anniversary edition of a beloved classic Over a million young readers have enjoyed the wheels that go round, doors that open and shut, and people who go bumpety-bump. Today it remains as fresh and engaging as when it was first published twenty five years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, Paul O. Zelinsky has created an all-new cover featuring twenty five, hidden 25s. Some are the number 25 and others are 25 of something in the picture. Can you find them all?

The Twelve Days of Christmas book
#2
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Written by and illustrated by Laurel Long
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting. Laurel Long’s unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come.

Each Peach Pear Plum book
#3
Each Peach Pear Plum
Written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Janet Ahlberg
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Each Peach Pear Plum – the classic picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum is a timeless picture book classic from the bestselling illustrator/author team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!. Each beautifully illustrated page encourages young children to interact with the picture to find the next fairy tale and nursery rhyme character. This board book edition is perfect for little hands. In this book With your little eye, Take a look, And play ‘I spy’ Praise for Each Peach Pear Plum: ‘Deceptively simple. Each Peach Pear Plum is a work of genius’ Elaine Moss ‘This familiar rhyme has been given the brilliant Ahlbreg treatment to which no young child can fail to respond. It’s a book which will be read over and over again . . . just perfect!’ Child Education ‘A charming, pictorial fantasia…a warm, sunny, delectable picture book’ Brian Alderson, The Times Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children’s books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children’s picture books. The Baby’s Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs’ books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Pout-Pout Fish Look-and-Find Book book
#4
The Pout-Pout Fish Look-and-Find Book
Written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

An interactive seek-and-find book, starring the New York Times-bestselling Pout-Pout Fish and all his friends! The bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series now includes a seek-and-find book! Young guppies will delight in searching for Mr. Fish, his friends, and a playful collection of objects hidden in the pictures. Each page is packed with undersea artwork, and points out specific items or characters for readers to find. The Pout-Pout Fish Look-and-Find Book is sure to keep fans entertained for hours, and turn little pouts into big smiles!

I Spy the 50 States book
#5
I Spy the 50 States
Written by Sharyn Rosart and illustrated by Sol Linero
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Take a tour around the 50 states of the USA, from Maine to Hawaii, peeking through the holes as you go. Colorfully illustrated board book with images depicting the people, landmarks and things that make each state unique, as well as one item that it has "in common" with the state next door. Can you "spy" it is through the hole?

Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago book
#6
Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago
Written and illustrated by Frances Castle, Mike Jolley, Amanda Wood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Would an Inca warrior have ridden a camel? Would a Viking have listened to his radio? Test your knowledge of history and spot 20 mistakes in every scene from ancient civilisations, then turn to the back where you’ll find the answers and more fun facts.

10 Blue Butterflies book
#8
10 Blue Butterflies
Written and illustrated by Sam Williams
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Try to spy the small, colorful animals hidden inside the big pictures! Can you find 1 red ladybug nestled among hundreds of multicolored ladybugs? How about 2 orange fish or 6 brown bears? And since chameleons hide everywhere, can you count how many are concealed among the other animals throughout the book? Sam Williams' stunning, bright illustrations make this a wonderful search and counting book to teach and enjoy.

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