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I Spy Shapes in Art :: And More I Spy Art Books for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
March 11, 2008

I Spy Shapes in Art and Other I Spy Art Books for Kids

This post contains affiliate links.We’ve been reading several I Spy books by Lucy Micklethwait, thanks to suggestions from my friends Rachel and Molly.

Each book is filled with reproductions of fine art. Opposite each painting is the sentence, “I spy with my little eye, a…”

Maia had a lot of fun finding the items the first time through.

We started with I Spy Shapes in Art and worked our way through each book.

Surprise, surprise, she knows most of her shapes! I didn’t know that and haven’t been teaching them. But she was able to find triangles, squares, rectangles, diamonds, etc. among fairly complex pictures.

After the first read through of each book, she had most of the items memorized, and didn’t enjoy them quite as much.

I think I would mix it up by choosing a different item in the painting to “spy” each time, rather than just the one in the text. The images are so rich in detail that this would be simple to do.

I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy MicklethwaiteI Spy Art Books for Kids

 I Spy Shapes in Art

I Spy Colors in Art by Lucy MicklethwaitI Spy Colors in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

 I Spy Colors in Art

I Spy Animals in Art by Lucy MicklethwaitI Spy Animals in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

 I Spy Animals in Art

I Spy Numbers in Art by Lucy MicklethwaitI Spy Numbers in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

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