Wick, Walter Can You See What I See? Out of This World. Scholastic, 2013. $13.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
This is a I Spy-type book with colorful pictures taken of various toys, so the reader has to search the pictures to find the hidden items. Each page has a list of items to be found, sometimes multiple numbers of a similar object. The pictures in this book show a princess in a castle who finds a glass ball in which she can see a robot, and the robot in turn can use time travel to visit the princess in her castle. In this quirky mix of princesses and robots young children will enjoy studying the different pictures to find hidden objects. Also by using princesses and robots I think both boys and girls will find the book interesting. My boys love I spy books, and they don’t really care if the book has a storyline, or if the pictures are a little wacky, such as mixing princesses and robots, they mostly just like to find the list of objects. This book doesn’t disappoint because it has bright and colorful pictures packed with many different shapes, toys and items for young explorers to find.
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.