Challenging "searches" and rhyming hints promote concentration and counting skills. Like its companion book, I Spy ABC, this colorful 1-2-3 book is hiding a delightful clutter of toys, candies, foods, dolls, natural items and much more. Searching while learning the numbers -- as well as colors, counting, vocabulary, memory and attention -- is an entertaining pastime of surprise and achievement. On each number page are short rhyming verses setting the reader's task to find specific items and providing hints of where those might be found. But of course, there are hundreds more items which are not hinted at, so the challenge and fun are endless. The answers to the rhymes -- where is the item mentioned? -- are at the back of the book. This is a great book for sharing, alone time and bedtime. AGES: 3 to 7 AUTHOR: Ulrike Sauerhofer studied graphic design and has worked as an art director in various advertising agencies. For many years she has worked as an editor and author for various publishing houses. Manuela Ancutici is a graphic designer with a special talent for detail. To make this book and its companion I Spy 123, she searched flea markets, took apart old typewriters, bought pounds of candy, and managed to acquire an impossible variety of items to build up the letters and numbers.