If you like the Walter Wick/Jean Marzollo I Spy books, you'll be happy to learn that there are now easy reader editions available. Like the earlier books in the I Spy family, the easy readers are themed, with titles like I Spy a Pumpkin and I Spy a School Bus.
The illustrations are cropped versions of photographs from the original picture puzzle series, so the younger reader will not be overwhelmed. The accompanying rhymes ask readers to find only five or six objects per page. Additional puzzles at the back of the book help children identify rhyming words, words that start with the same letter, etc.
Offer these books to kids who like to work jigsaw puzzles or solve riddles, and you'll sharpen both their reading and puzzle-solving skills.