I have been sent these little I Spy books to review. To be honest, they’re not much good to me – I was sent them for Cambridge and the Isle of Wight, two places I’m nowhere near – so we haven’t tested them in action, but I can see that they would be fabulous for anyone thinking of going somewhere new and wanting to find all the good spots.
I Spy books are available for a huge range of places around the UK, and for specific items such as aircraft, dogs, and creepy crawlies. There are also spotting books for specific journey types such as travelling by train.
They are pocket sized (6″ x 4″) so are perfect for carrying about by little hands. They are quite thick. The Isle of Wight one, for example, has 64 pages, so there is plenty of content in there.
Each page is filled with things to spot in various areas of the city (or island) and you score points for each one you spot. You can apply for an email certificate for reaching a certain score, and also earn yourself the right to buy a spotters badge (for a small fee) by collecting tokens from five different books.
While the books are suitable for children, they are not at all cartoony and would be more than acceptable for use by adults too.
Overall a great little range of books for avid spotters of all ages, and we’ll be looking into buying our own for future travels. Perfect for just £2.50 each.
Disclosure - we were sent the books for the purposes of this review, and the widget contains affiliate links.