Synopses & Reviews
Photographic search-and-find fun--especially for preschoolers! From bestselling author/photographer Walter Wick.
From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books, Can You See What I See? Once Upon a Time is a rhyming, search-and-find picture book--especially for preschoolers! Twelve fascinating compositions depict favorite fairy tales, folk tales, and classic stories where readers can use the picture clues to search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects in a far, faraway land filled with toys!
The most familiar, fairy-tales' worlds are the settings in Wick's latest seek-and-find book. As in previous titles in the Can You See series, each meticulously constructed, double-page spread features a crisp photo (here the images have been digitally manipulated) of a scene filled with miniatures, and the accompanying, rhyming text offers a list of objects to search for in the picture. The fairy tales will be instantly recognizable in scenes of the Three Bears and their cottage, Puss and Boots on the road, Cinderella on the palace steps, and so on. Children will delight in pouring over the images, finding new things to look at even after the text's game becomes too familiar. A final scene, which mixes the characters into one chaotic world, breaks down boundaries by featuring some of the artists' tools in the picture's corner. Like others in the series, this should offer lots of interactive fun. Gillian Engberg
About the Author
Walter Wick is the photographer of the bestselling I Spy series as well as the author and photographer of the bestselling Can You See What I See? series. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Connecticut.