Monday, June 15, 2009

Review #32: I Spy A to Z

Dad:  Here's the package that just came in the mail!
Gracie (age 8):  It says "Bookie Woogie" on it!
Dad:  What do you think it is?
Gracie:  A book!
(opening package)
Gracie:  It's "I Spy!"
Dad:  Elijah's favorite kind of book.
Gracie:  "I Spy A to Z!"
Elijah (age 3):  Read it to us!  Read it to us!
Dad:  Right this second?
Elijah:  Yeah!
Dad:  I was only going to open the package...  Let me check with Mom to see if we have time to do this right now...
Lily (age 6):  We're reviewing this!
Isaac (age 10):  Can I see it?  I haven't gotten to hold it yet.
Dad:  We love "I Spy."  We have three of the other "I Spy" books already.  Plus we also have an "I Spy" board book.
Gracie:  And I have an "I Spy" memory game that I got for Christmas.
Dad:  But we can't assume everyone else out there knows what "I Spy" books are.  If someone's never seen one, how would you describe them?
Isaac:  People take photographs of all these things -- toys and screws and bolts -- all kinds of bits and ends and things.
Gracie:  Real toys -- a lot -- tons of different toys and shelves and boxes all over the place.
Isaac:  Then they say: "Find a ball" or "Find a cow."
Lily:  Then you find them in the pictures.
Gracie:  They're really good for younger kids.  Especially Elijah.  He loves "Finding Books."
Dad:  Yep, that's what he calls them.  "Finding Books."
Elijah:  Me.  Yeah.
Dad:  So Buddy, are you going to review it with us?
Elijah:  Yeah.  But is it a Finding Book?
Dad:  It is!
Elijah:  A BIG Finding Book!
Gracie:  The cover is so sparkly...
Elijah:  There is a "J" that has a bead on the bottom...
Dad:  Yeah - you know some of your letters already.  This is a great book for you!
Elijah:  Read it now.  Read it now.
Dad:  Why is this book called "A to Z"?
Gracie:  Because the letters go in order.
Isaac:  Like on these first pages, you find things that have A's.
Elijah:  Find them now.

(reading begins)

Isaac:  You know what they did?  They cut half of this page off.  This used to be a big page in a different "I Spy" book, and they cut it down to a little square.
Dad:  So are these all pictures from other "I Spy" books?
Isaac:  Yeah.
Dad:  But that's cool, because it makes this book huge!  Look at how many pages there are!
Isaac:  See this picture here?  That one used to be a much bigger picture in a different book.
Dad:  It's kind of like a "best of."  And even though they are reusing pictures, I bet they have you finding different things this time.

(reading continues)

Dad:  How do you think they do the pictures where it looks like all the toys are flying through the air?
Lily:  On strings maybe?
Isaac:  On the computer?  I have no clue.
Gracie:  Maybe they put everything on a trampoline.
Dad:  And then jumped on it?
Isaac:  It wouldn't come out that perfect.
Dad:  And if they did it on the computer, they'd have to add all the shadows that the objects cast on each other.
Isaac:  Well, do you have any ideas?
Dad:  I don't have any idea.
Gracie:  A glass blower trapped them in glass.
Isaac:  If the person who makes the "I Spy" books is reading this, could you tell us how you make things look like they are floating in the air?

(reading concludes)

Dad:  Did you like that book?
Elijah:  Yeah!  I like the letters that we found.
Dad:  Did you like the easy ones that you could find fast, or the tricky ones you had to hunt for?
Elijah:  Hunting!
Gracie:  I like the parts where it's super hard and everyone is looking and looking...
Lily:  This book was long and fun.
Gracie:  And there's an awesome Spanish corn dude on one page!  I want a Spanish corn dude!
Lily:  All the pictures look really cool.
Gracie:  Especially the picture with the sweet Spanish corn dude.  He was so stinkin' awesome!
Dad:  Now this "I Spy" is different from the others.  There are little pictures along with the text that show you what you are looking for.  That's a new addition.
Gracie:  It's a good thing they did that.  I like it a lot.  Now kids that can't read can enjoy this book too.
Dad:  Which is especially good since it's an Alphabet Book.  Who's more likely to need an alphabet book?  Someone who can't read yet.
Isaac:  I know.  I loved these books when I was little too, but I couldn't read.
Gracie:  I like how they make the pictures.  They just put a whole bunch of stuff together.  They find a whole bunch of toys and build a set.
Isaac:  There's a game my friends and I play.  We each get an "I Spy" book, and then we look for the hardest thing on the page.  Then you say "Look for, like, a green car."  Then the other person says, "Look for a... zebra."
Dad:  So then you switch books and say "go"?
Gracie:  Yep, and the first one to find it wins.
Dad:  That's fun!  You guys are clever!
Isaac:  What are we going to do for our pictures at the end of this review?
Dad:  Maybe you guys could all work to build a scene, and Isaac can take a picture of it.  He's good at taking pictures.  You've never done a collaboration for Bookie Woogie before.
Gracie:  What in the dickens is a "collaboration"?
Lily:  It's where everybody does something together.
Dad:  Did you know that word, Lily?  Or did you just figure it out from the context?
Long silent pause...
Dad (in mock-Lily voice):  What in the dickens is a "context?"
Laughter by all


Here's a picture hunt the kids made for you all:

And a close up detail:
I spy an Alligator, a Ballerina (who lost her bun),
the Captain of a ship, and a tiny green Dude with a gun.


I Spy A to Z
Riddles by: Jean Marzollo
Photographs: Walter Wick <– secrets revealed!
Published, June 2009: Scholastic
Like it? Find it


Now comes some more fun!  Giveaway time!!  Scholastic has provided a generous giveaway with five lucky winners!!!

Four winners will receive a copy of this new book, "I SPY A to Z:
A Book of Picture Riddles."


And one Grand Prize Winner will receive a Grand Prize Pack including:
• "I SPY A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles"
and...
• "I SPY Treasure Hunt"
and!
• Board Game "I SPY Memory Game"
AND!
• Wii Video Game "Ultimate I SPY"
That pack is worth over $85!

So to enter, simply leave a comment on this post.  And for those of you who have been visiting Bookie Woogie for a while - or for new visitors who want to peek at the archives - you can multiply your chances: in your comment if you let us know which Bookie Woogie review has been your favorite so far, you'll get extra entry points.

(Also, be sure your comment has a way for us to contact you when it's time to pick the random winners)

Contest runs until July 4th.  Good luck!  Spread the word!

187 comments:

Cheri said...

I happened upon your site from Planet Esme and LOVE it. I read it to my children (ages almost 7 and 4). We very much admire your creative artwork too.

So far, my favorite and most helpful review has been...Belinda Begins Ballet! You introduced us to this wonderfully adorable series and my daughter loves them. Thank you!

pambelina said...

My sister kept raving about this site and I had to see what all the fuss was about. I loved ya'lls review last week about Scribbles. It's a book I definitely want to get!

Alysa said...

Oh how fun! Lily, you're so very literary, bringing Dickens into it all. :) My favorite Bookie Woogie review has got to be Little Panda by Renata Lewska. I love the part where Grace calls him a little panda ball of glory! Keep up the good work, guys!

Carrie said...

That is indeed a generous giveaway and I love the I Spy puzzle that you created yourselves! What a great idea! (Logging idea away for future use.)

Carrie said...

As for my favorite posts - well, I think if I had to settle I'd go with Little Hoot and Little Pea because that review drove me to the books myself and I now absolutely love them for myself. (So thanks again!)

annette said...

I spy a very fun blog! Love the artwork, too.

My favorite review so far was about Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books. When Gracie and Isaac read, "I will save you!" "LUNCHTIME!" and then laugh hysterically, I do, too. Ha ha ha ha ha!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

We're big 'I Spy' fans at our house, too.

My favorite Bookie Woogie is your review of 'Rapunzel's Revenge', since I linked here from Shannon Hale's blog and have enjoyed reading it ever since. Keep up the great work!

Wendy

Megan said...

Your family has such good taste in books! I really enjoyed your review of Pssst! because I think Adam Rex's books are brilliant and I'm glad that you kids get the visuals jokes too!

Z-Kids said...

Nice to see so many folks interested already and thanks for all the great feedback!

One note of update -- if we can find your contact email by clicking the link to your site, you're just peachy fine. If not, please leave us a contact email address along with your comment so we can reach the winners...

(I've gone back and added this to the post as well...)

Thanks everyone! Happy reading!
Z-Dad

Brimful Curiosities said...

I guess I never really thought about the behind the scenes of I Spy. But thanks to you I now know the secrets behind the objects that appear to float for I Spy Fantasy! I Spy books keep the kids occupied for long periods. Every time we read one, we see something new it seems. Thanks for the giveaway.

Andy said...

Pambelina's sister's husband here. yeah, she's spreading the word. My favorite thus far has been Baby Mouse. I have hopes of teaching a class on comics in the future and plan on spending a little time talking about those books.
My kids would love it if we won.

p.s. if I win, just randomly post on one of my blog posts and we can go from there (does that work?)

Heidi Noel said...

I love that this review is labeled "Mailman's pick".

I am Pambelina's sister and I have been hounding her for months to read up. We do love Baby Mouse. (Thank you for your answers to my questions and comments at that point.) Your blog has given us many great new books to read.

I enjoyed the review of "Inkheart". It was fun to see the different reactions and then have a link to the movie review. Too bad you couldn't do the same thing with "Holes".

Just post a comment on my blog if I win and we will be in touch.

Swati said...

July 4th? Thats going to get a lot of comments! Interesting conflict here - I want this blog to be read by a lot of people, because I like it so and keep telling folks about it, but I don't want a lot of comments so I can win all the giveaways! Sigh, what some people wouldn't do for a free book!

Anyway, favourite? That is really really hard to pick so I will choose the 8th December 2008 one - for introducing me to Viviane Schwarz, whose blog also I follow now. Just a random reason to choose as you can see!

Rebecca said...

I love "finding books" too! My kids and I will sit and sit looking for all the hidden objects. Great review!

My favorite review so far is the review of Inkheart, because of the awesome pictures the kids did. I love the one of the shadow monster.

RubyMcDime said...

I do NOT want to be entered in the contest, even though the prize sounds great for kids, but I did want to chime in with my favorite EVER Z-Kids blog. It isn't exactly a Bookie Woogie blog, anyway. It's the movie review of Inkheart! I LOVE it!!!

Holly@MotherIsNotConcerned said...

This is now one of my favorite blogs (and I just put you on my blog roll). I think my favorite review was #5: Wave. We'll be getting this book tomorrow so that we can look at it before our trip to the beach next week.

RubyMcDime said...

Also, I have a recommendation for two chapter books I think Lily, Gracie, and Issac might enjoy. You might already know of them. The fisrt is called Half Magic by Edward Eager, and it's the first in a series. The second is called Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.

If you do look in to these, I hope you enjoy them! :)

Sabbie Bee said...

My son Preston would love to get these books. Thanks for sharing

Sonya said...

I think my daughter would love this game. Thanks!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we love ispy thanks

plhill2000 said...

My family loves I Spy.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

What a fun review (as always). I love Issac's game. What a great idea!

I also reviewed this book, and would say to take me out of the contest, but honestly -- it would be a great gift, and I would LOVE to be the grand prize winner, because that Wii game looks awesome. It has great reviews.

samsakara said...

My son would enjoy this very much!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

cdziuba said...

Hi, I'd love to win, and enjoy your reviews, first-timer here. I scanned through and found "The Dog Who Belonged to No One" and it jumped off the screen at me.

I volunteer at our animal shelter, so it was a wonderful way to expose readers to the plight of these unwanted darlings.


cdziuba@aol.com

peg42 said...

I love your review on these I Spy books. Your kids sound like they were so excited.
We love the I Spy items too. This is such a wonderful prize.
Thanks.

cookiert said...

My son would love this!

Chapman said...

Came to your site from a link on Adam Rex's blog! Your review of Pssst! is still my favorite.

I love that we got a chance to see the ballerina with the missing bun!

deedleweedle said...

My kids love anything I-Spy related!

Abby said...

We are such huge fans of I Spy at our house we would LOVE this!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Brian M said...

My son loves I Spy books. Thanks for the giveaway.

taterbug said...

I've been in the dark about all the wonderful I Spy books and games. My grandchildren have finally reached the age where they would love some I Spy items. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

1agordon said...

We love I SPy

Renee G said...

This is great --- I don't think you ever outgrow I spy.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

rbailey1958 said...

Enjoyed your review & thanks for the opportunity 2 win this great giveaway
pkbailey@charter.net

Infant Bibliophile said...

Great give away; my son would love those. I always enjoy your reviews. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I was really impressed by the kids' poems that went along with your review of Mommy Poems.

Stephanie said...

We love I Spy- how cool that there is a Wii game! Didn't know that. My son will be thrilled to find out!

My favorite post here is from 3/19- you led me to Just One More Book. Thanks!

Rebecca Graham said...

This is a great prize for the kids while they are out of school this summer. I liked the Rapunzel's Revenge review.

ElizT said...

Well, that's nice!
I haven't met the I Spy books, they must be a lot of fun.
My favourite review [and I have enjoyed them all] is Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls, because the pictures you did make me laugh.

Brian D. said...

My kids love getting these at the library. Getting their own would be even better.

pamcallahan said...

As a family, I think we wold really enjoy the Wii game of I Spy

pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

fostertam said...

Really nice review--if I don't win I think I will have to go out and buy the I Spy book for my grandson---as to my favorite review--this was my first but not last visit--so far I think I am most intrigued by Inkheart

clc408 said...

I've been an I Spy fan for a long time. I'd love this for my nephew. Thanks so much for the chance.

Anonymous said...

This Wii game would be a welcome change of pace from all of the sports games
alicia75136@yahoo.com

traymona said...

I would enjoy this as much as Liz and Trisan would.
traymona[at]aol.com

carol said...

would love to win this for my granddaughter..she will really enjoy it..,.thanks for the great giveaway

Elena said...

My kids love I Spy, this would be so fun! Thanks for the contest!

tatertot374 said...

I would love to win this. My 3 kids would love this.
Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I love these books!
Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

jellosheriff said...

Thanks so much. We love I Spy. I like your review of Inkheart.

Sunnyvale said...

this would be great for my grandkids

Hil'Lesha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

BL said...

Thank you.

EDRing said...

I'm always looking for something new to do with our granddaughters & this would be perfect.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Marianne said...

My 4 year son would love you if you picked me! I love this website, and I think my favorite review you've done is the first one I read, which was "Rapunzel's Revenge" by Shannon and Dean Hale.

joelmaryorton@yahoo.com

chromiumman said...

we'd love this

Missesprincess said...

I would love to win this for my dad ~ I can imagine him and my kids would love playing this together when he is watching them. He loves I Spy ~

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

kdkdkd said...

My son loves the eye spy books. He loved the board books to pieces LOL

mmentor said...

sign me up

Anna said...

Oh, my daughter would love these books. Count me in. Just found your site, but enjoyed the review

Anonymous said...

These would be nice for the summer!
msurosey@yahoo.com

Anna said...

oops, I forgot to leave my email: annamaschke@hotmail.com

teachingyoungchildren said...

I am visiting from a Well Read Child. Of course, it would be great to win, even though we are just now venturing into I Spy books. My favorite review was http://bookiewoogie.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-5-i-love-my-new-toy-and-i-will.html. I am trying to get my daughter acquainted with Mo Willems, but she hasn't been a big fan so far. I'll keep trying with the books you recommended.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Excellent fun-I would love to share this with my grandchildren. Thanks!

WIMEE said...

Aaron - always love the reviews - excited about the give away - I will have to tell friends and my sisters.
My favorite old post might be the Psst. The spork thing kept cracking me up and I was amazed by the pictures your kids drew. Hope you are all well - Tari

pussreboots said...

Oh wow! My son and daughter LOVE the I Spy books. I will have to keep the new book and the Wii game in mind for future gifts (if I don't win). :D

Susan said...

I learned about your blog from my SIL Steve Brezenoff. I love it! I've been reading it for awhile and I've enjoyed all your entries, but I have to say my favorite is the most recent, about the new I Spy book. If I win I'll give my prize to my daughter who is a new college grad looking for an elementary teaching job. She LOVES I Spy books!!
(susanbracken@yahoo.com)

jennem said...

I just stumbled on it when I was googling about...I don't remember! My daughter is a big I Spy fan.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Amy Planchak Graves said...

I've never tried "finding books" with my girls. For some reason I had it in my head that they were for older kids, which is silly since I knew about the board books...oh well. It's never too late, right? I love puzzles, so I'm sure I'd enjoy it at least as much as they would.

Favorite Bookie Woogie post? Jazzmatazz! It was my first. :)

Lisa @ Teach at Home said...

I just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading your reviews!! I think my favorite is the Kevin Henkes, Old Bear. I love Kevin Henkes and had never seen this one. Now I want to go find it and read it!

Erica C. said...

great review! and the picture you made yourself is great :)

jackie1501@frontiernet.net said...

my son is crazy for spooky mansion

Kim said...

awesome- please enter me!

mogrill said...

My daughter LOVES the I SPY series!! Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Dave said...

My little nephews love their I Spy books. It's great fun searching with them. They also enjoyed the animated I Spy show that was on TV for awhile. I'm sure they would love this video game. Thank you for the chance to win.

Darryl said...

All 4 of my kids just love hearing me read the blogs with every new book! I must say though, that our favorite by far is the one for "Beware the Tickle Monster". I am so glad we got a copy of this book, but I must admit, I'm also glad my kids haven't figured out the tongue trick yet (or any other applications for that matter). I can't wait for Aaron to do another book too. Hiccuppotamus has been well shared around our house for several years.

Miranda said...

my kids would love this

seemommysew said...

I so enjoy reading your reviews! Your kids are just darling! One of my favorite reviews is this one: http://bookiewoogie.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-11-10T08%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=1 ,if for no other reason than I think the picture is too cute.

Librarian Mommy said...

Just visited for the first time. Great site! I love the review for the Elephant and Piggie books (#9) and the Elephant and Piggie drawings and cut-outs are so cute. We would love the I SPY book!

Jennifer said...

Hmmm, I think my favorite review is Pssst! by Adam Rex. I loved his Frankenstein books but hadn't realized he'd done anything else. And I love zoo books! And seek-and-find books! I'm entering for my library patrons though, if I win this will be a summer reading prize!

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

Clemencia said...

wow! thank you so much for the giveaway :) for sure we would enjoy it :)

Clemencia said...

I have to say scribles is my favorite review, we love scrible scrable like my daughter says :)

Helen S said...

My youngest son loves these kind of books. Our favorite review would have to be the one for Inkheart.
helencutie06@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I would love to win. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

ouluva said...

I want to try this but my husband says "It's for kids" and
I'm too old" I THINK NOT! Please enter me into the giveaway.

Sara said...

Amazing, I love how you review books. I clicked through some of your others and found Jimmy Zangwow--one of my absolute favorites. I use it every year in the classroom and then introduce my kids to moonpies!

Jenn H said...

This is my niece's favorite game, we just taught her brother how to play he is four and he always tells what he's spying. He will say I spy with my little eye something brown, I will say the curtains? no Aunt Jenny the table.. hee hee, I would love this for them.

Becky said...

I spy is one of our favorite games. We love to play it on car rides or when we are somewhere and are bored.

Smooshy said...

enter me!

justicecw said...

My son is a huge I Spy fan so this would be perfect for him. I liked the Scribble review best so far. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

Belinda M said...

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Danetta said...

I would have so much fun reading this book with my son. He doesn't have any I Spy books yet, but he does have a few Seek & Find ones and he LOVES that type of books.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Nikiblnc said...

Oh my! My son would absolutely *love* this!

jnmacdonald said...

I love the picture hunt the kids made. I found them all!

Toby said...

Great prize! The kids love all the I Spy books!

Nia said...

I work at a call center. Sometimes we get bored. A couple of co workers were playing eye spy just the other day.

frozenman20 said...

please enter me in this great contest thanks

huggr1960 said...

Enter me in this great contest please!

Lower Mitten Kitten said...

Enter me and thanks for not requiring a specific "comment" or other contortions. It's appreciated.

Boysnberries' Brambles said...

I spy a.... hedgehog. Another animal favorite of the M-sons!

And one of our favorite reviews is A Wrinkle in Time.

Love you all1

Linda said...

We love to play I Spy games, this woould be great!
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Rose said...

My kids would love this! Thanks for a great giveaway! rose.post at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

wow, great contest

kygirl said...

The most helpful review has been Belinda Begins Ballet.

Deb said...

My boys adore I Spy and I'd love to win this for them. Thanks for the giveaway.

denyse said...

We love I Spy, this would be so much fun!

denyse_g@hotmail.com

AEKZ2 said...

I Spy is so much fun for children and adults. Thanks!

snytar said...

Great prize.

Amanda S. said...

My son loves I spy and would be thrilled to win this! Thanks!

amandasandico at yahoo dot com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The I Spy your kids put together is adorable!

stormraven at gmail dot com

Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I Spy is great fun for all ages. Thanks for this offer.
oak462@juno.com

ellie said...

My little grandsons would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

hawaiian1 said...

What a detailed and thorough review! I especially liked how you then made your own version!

balqees said...

Hmmm, it's hard to pick one favorite bookie-woogie post! I always look forward to seeing the kids' art, and their comments always make me smile... So I guess I'll choose the posts that actually made me order the books in question to enjoy with my own son:

So far these have been: "Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus!", Elephant and Piggie's "There is a Bird on Your Head!", Arnie-the-Doughnut, and Little Panda...

Thanks for pointing us in the direction of some great children's books that I would otherwise have never heard of!

As for my contact info, I believe you can get my email if you click on my name at the top of this comment :)

-Balqis (*^-^*)

balqees said...

P.S. I haven't bought this book yet, it's in my Amazon shopping cart "Saved For Later", for when my son grows up a bit ;) but I can't not mention this other favorite bookie-woogie post on: "Mommy Poems"

It was soooo touching! all the kids' poems were precious, and Isaac's poem was especially heart warming :)

crystalf said...

My daughter loves I Spy so I know she would love this. thank you!

ShesAnAngel said...

I'd love to win this for my son, he loves I SPY :D

Justine417@comcast.net

idahomom said...

My son loves I Spy. I just might have to create one for him. It would be a great idea for a birthday party.

Gabriel J. said...

This would be great for my son!

onosquanna said...

Great contest thank you.

RustyShackleford said...

Great I-Spy package, Thank You!

Mamushi Love said...

I still enjoy I Spy games. They're fun and can still sometimes trump adults, so it's a great family activity!
Thanks for a chance to win.

Jayfr said...

Seems like we always run across I-SPY books at the doctor's office. It would be nice to get one without the doctor visit.

Mishia said...

My kids would love this!

walters123 said...

My daughters would love to have an I Spy book. Thanks.

walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

walters123 said...

For my favorite review I would choose Little Pea and Little Hoot. I think my daughters would love to read these books. Thanks

walters123 (at) hotmail (dot) com

erma said...

This would keep my kids busy for hours.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

sachidewey said...

I Spy is my son's favorite game - he would love this!

ky2here said...

Absolutely - I can't think of anything clever that starts with B and C.

Crazycat said...

My kids have always loved ISPY games.

Sarah H said...

My daughter would love this.

wendy said...

Great Review!

madamerkf at aol dot com

- Marybeth I. said...

Love it - I love that your kids created their own ispy pic just for us LOL. they did a great job

- Marybeth I. said...

I love the psst review because how could you not love the spork teeshirt at the end? your kids are pretty creative!

Tammy said...

We checked out an I Spy book from the library & my kids loved it.

cindiizzy said...

My son loves the I Spy books! We would love to add this to the collection.


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jjampm said...

I Spy is so fun! My kids love it too. I like your review of Holes. The artwork was very good and it's one of our favorite books.

Candie said...

That looks amazing. I have a family friend who would love this. Thank you

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Pamela said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!

missrantsypants said...

I loved I-Spy when I was a little girl. My mom always laughed because I checked out so many of the books at one time, and finished finding everything in two days!



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Brooke said...

Wee Man loves I SPY books and the game we got for his Leapster.. I know this would be a great surprise for him... All the reviews are great but Beware the Tickle Monster is a favorite... just incase weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

iHEARTxTHAT said...

My favorite Bookie Woogie is your review of the Elephant and Piggie books.

Julie Vineyard said...

The Belinda Loves Ballet is so cute.
My kids love the ISPY stuff, and so do I actually!

susan1215 said...

My daughter likes the I Spy books and we have fun looking for items

Vickie said...

I spy books help us to pass time. My kids and my grandson have memorized all the books we already have.

Vickie said...

I like the scribble review. Hearing the kids tell the review is interesting to hear what they got out of the story. I like how the pictures come to life.

k-team said...

We love to play I Spy whenever we have a long wait. I didn't know that their was a Wii game for it! Thanks.

Jinxy and Me said...

This looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Molly C. said...

I love the ISPY the kids put together. Very cute!

ladyt64 said...

My family loves I Spy. Thanks for the chance.

blueviolet said...

The I Spy books are incredible amounts of fun!
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blueviolet said...

I loved your review on Little Hoot and Little Pea! Your kids said the funniest things about the pea and the owl.
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dvice said...

We like I Spy

pitaharmon said...

We always get I Spy books out from the library, and my kids would love their own book, one they don't have to give back! And I never heard of this as a game, now, I know they would LOVE that!
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ladycat713 said...

Neat prize!

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Renee said...

this would be great for my grandchildren and their friends. :)

Smart Cents Mom said...

I love the I Spy books. I haven't seen the Wii game but I am sure that it is a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Smart Cents Mom said...

I loved the Arnie the Doughnut review. We have that book ~ it is really funny. Thanks!

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purango said...

My granddaughter would love this prize pack. She loves I Spy. garrettsambo@aol.com

Marianna said...

What a great prize! I just love I Spy and my boys do too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marianna said...

My fave review was the How Are You Peeling? book! I think all your reviews are so fun and I love "hearing" from the kids!

NesieBird said...

My favorite is the one for Baby Mouse. Kids love this story, too. kneecree at gmail dot com

purplepassion126 said...

Fun stuff--thanks!

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

Angela said...

This looks like it could keep the kids busy for a little while.

Angie Vinez said...

What a COOL Giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Maja said...

my son would LOVE this. i hope that i win it for him.

nsord33 said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for offering such a great prize!

Zippy said...

Holy Guacamole - your kids went through a lot of trouble to set up that GREAT I Spy scene. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Kate said...

This is so cool! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Donna M. Clark said...

I think my Bambi would love I spy Books. Thank you for having this giveaway.
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Tiffany said...

we love i spy. i didnt even know there was a video ame. thats is so cool.

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Ardy22 said...

This is a really neat book. The kids would really enjoy it

Ardy22 said...

My fav. review is on Little Panda. What a cute story

Jill1 said...

Wii games are mostly interactive. I Spy looks like an attention getter and brain builder.

Anonymous said...

I have to say I loved the review of Repunsels revenge.

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kcatlin said...

My son would love this package

lilyk said...

I love the Little Panda review!

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07violet said...

I Spy is fun, I'd love to have this

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Gianna said...

My kids would love this.. Please enter me :)

Helen said...

My kids would get a kick out of these books!

Heather said...

I have so many kids who would love this! Thanks for the chance.

Donna said...

Little Panda by Renata Lewska was good.
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Anonymous said...

Happy Summer!

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Z-Kids said...

Thanks to Everyone who entered the giveaway! We especially enjoyed all the feedback people provided about Bookie Woogie reviews. We always appreciate knowing your thoughts! Thanks also to Scholastic for making these books and prizes available.

Now for the big moment! Picking the winners! We've placed all these many, many names into Lily's special duckie hat. We decided to let baby sister Evie select the grand prize winner. But we'll hold off on seeing who that is for a moment. First we'll announce the 4 winners of the I Spy A to Z book.

Elijah draws the next name, and it's... "Heidi Noel"

Lily goes next and pulls out... "Carrie"

Gracie reaches in and finds... "Marianna/Mannasweeps"

One more to go... Isaac roots around, roots around, come on Isaac, and at long last surfaces with... "WIMEE"

And finally we'll take a peek at the name Evie has in her hand. The winner of the 2 books, board game, and Wii game is... "Darryl"

Congratulations to everyone! (And after just now re-examining the winners' comments, I feel compelled to stress that although Darryl does appear to have fine, fine taste in books, the winning picks were indeed COMPLETELY random... unless baby Evie has been peeking at this blog behind our back... and has learned to read) Again, congrats winners!