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Title:
Can you see what I see? : picture puzzles to search and solve
Author:
Wick, Walter.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Physical Description:
35 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Presents twelve brain-teasing hidden picture puzzles to solve.
General Note:
"Cartwheel books."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780439163910
Format :
Book

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Summary

With his signature style of photographic artwork, Walter Wick takes picture puzzles to a new level with Can You See What I See? Twelve tantalizing photographs are filled with fascinating objects, while rhyming text challenges readers with lists of items to seek and find. The text on each spread ends with a twist. Readers must go back and solve brain-teasing puzzles: follow an alphabet maze, identify parts needed to build a robot, discover objects in a mirror image that doesn't quite reflect what's really there! This book will provide hours of fun to puzzle-lovers of all ages!


Author Notes

Walter Wick grew up in a rural part of Connecticut. His first serious interest in art began with drawings and painting in high school.

He went on to study photography at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating in 1973, he worked as a lab technician and assistant to a commercial photographer.

Eventually, Wick moved to New York City and started his own photography studio. He stumbled upon a particular photo that led to the creation of his popular children's books, "I Spy" which are optical illusion picture books. He has also written "A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder" and "Walter Wick's Optical Tricks."

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. K-3. Wick, who collaborated with Jean Marzollo on the I Spy series, returns with a solo effort that blends the hunt-and-seek riddles of the popular series with visual puzzles like those in Walter Wick's Optical Tricks(1999). Each spread features the usual explosion of artfully arranged everyday objects, shown in razor-sharp color photos as rhymed text gives hunt-and-seek commands: "Can you see what I see? A silver sun, a spotted dog, a shiny cat, a tiny frog." It's at the end of each page's text that an additional puzzle appears. Some are illusions and mirror tricks; some are mazes. In one, children are asked to match robot parts to a complicated drawing. A simpler one challenges children to spot the irregularities on a set of playing cards. With its range of activities and perspective-shifting challenges, this is sure to appeal to a wide age group of children, who won't be satisfied until they've solved the last puzzle. An author's note is appended. Gillian Engberg.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Wick (Walter Wick's Optical Tricks; the I Spy series) unleashes his boundless imagination to devise a dozen playful picture puzzles, each with a distinct theme. The large-scale photographs feature a carefully choreographed assortment of contemporary and vintage toys and other kid-pleasing paraphernalia. Alongside the images, a deceptively simple verse instructs youngsters to spot specific items in the picture. The author cleverly tweaks the game at the end of each rhyme, inviting readers (sometimes rather cryptically) to enter a puzzle-within-a-puzzle: they must either follow a maze, match two sets of objects, find differences in seemingly similar images or spot an optical illusion. Several of Wick's compositions stand out as particularly novel: one photo set in a wood shop reveals freshly carved animal figures, sprinkled with wood shavings; another assembles hundreds of miniature animals, beads and other objects used in making play jewelry all of them translucent and sparkling against a white background. Even sharp-eyed readers will find some of Wick's puzzles quite challenging to complete. These pages are nearly guaranteed to keep kids happily occupied for hours and coming back for return visits. All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-From the rebus that reveals the title of the book on the cover to the very last spread, Wick once again provides youngsters with hours of puzzle-solving fun. Game-board endpapers usher them into a variety of games, all of which begin with the question, "Can you see what I see?" In this venture, however, Wick's marvelous photographed environments present more than hunt-and-find exercises, though there are plenty of those kinds of challenges in every rhyme. But just when youngsters may think they have things under control, the end of each rhyme offers a new puzzle-sometimes a maze, sometimes an invitation to uncover an optical illusion or find differences in like objects. "See-Through" requires readers to expose camouflaged items. "Spare Parts," a spread that resembles a junk drawer, has them playing a matching game, as does "Assembly Required," in which readers must look at "I. Seemore's" plans for building a robot and find the pieces necessary for completing it. The plans include a bit of humor by showing a frightened mouse's view of the robot. Mirror tricks and the humorous objects in each spread add to the fun. Wick's fans will relish his explanation of his work at the end of the book and may even find some puzzle-solving hints. This is "I Spy" and much more!-Marianne Saccardi, Norwalk Community College, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.