The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
I Spy With My Little Eye
Publisher: Brubaker, Ford & Friends
This vibrant picture book transforms the familiar game 'I Spy' into a whole new experience. As readers try to guess what they might be spying, they are whisked on away on an exotic journey into a world of glowing colour inhabited by amazing animals.
The journey begins with the book's jacket, which invites readers to peep through the hole in the cover. Each page offers a new challenge, and each time, the answer is a characterful animal, ingeniously concealed - and then revealed - by the perfectly positioned hole.
The guessing game itself is great fun, but it's the bold, elegant illustrations and ingenious design which set this book apart, making it a more complex experience for young readers.