We've all played I Spy at one point or another. It's a great way to pass the time, no matter how frustrating it can be that you just can't seem find what you're looking for, especially in those I Spy books!
The first I Spy spotters' guides were developed and originally self-published by Charles Warrell in 1948. Warrell was a British educator and headmaster who believed in active education. His books feature a busy picture or illustration with a number of things hidden within and readers have to find the items listed at the bottom of the page.
FUN FACT: Charles Warrell's alias was Big Chief I-Spy.
After years of success and being picked up by larger publishers, publishing ceased for a number of years, until 1991 when the I-Spy spotters' guide series was acquired by Michelin, who continues to publish the books today.
Scholastic also publishes a line of books similarly titled I SPY. The books also focus on education and learning.
The popularity of the books have led to numerous interactive and digital versions all over the web.
You can play one here: I Spy Games
Can you find the electric mixer?
How about two spatulas and a seashell?
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