Quote of the Week | Jean Marzollo

“I spy with my little eye something that is…”

Jean Marzollo, best-known for the bestselling children’s series I Spy, passed away on Tuesday, April 10 at the age of 75. Over the course of her life, she wrote more than 150 books – “some factual, some fanciful, all imparting skills and information to young — often very young — readers.” Marzollo first started working on I Spy in 1992. Using a simple rhyme scheme, she encouraged children (to parents’ delight, I’m sure) to immerse themselves in treasure-hunting expeditions for wacky, colorful objects and shapes that, incidentally, helped them develop vocabulary and word-object association skills. (I loved these books when I was little!) Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Jean Marzollo”