I'm so excited to share I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs was waiting for me today when I got home from school. I love when I pre-order a book and then forget I pre-ordered it and it comes in the mail. It feels like a surprise birthday gift. This past April I discovered Edward Gibbs and immediately ordered all his books in the I Spy series.
I Spy Pets has the same format as other books in this series. On the left side of each two page spread there is a circle with the eyeball of a pet animal and the phrase, "I spy with my little eye..." On the right side of the two page spread is a cut away circle shaded the color of the animal. The text includes a body covering clue and something the animal likes to do. The reader would make their guess, turn the page and find a delightful illustration. The animal covers the two pages, so it is large. The illustrations were done digitally but I would of thought with pen and black sharpie to outline the details. We do this a lot in my room so it would be a great mentor text for this medium. I'd have no clue how to create these digitally. Each animal states, "I'm a ..."
I think the clues about body coverings makes this book a bit tricky to figure out than the earlier books. I know this will become another huge hit in our classroom.