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Scholastic celebrates 20 years of I SPY

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years, since they only creeped into my consciousness about six or seven years ago when my youngest received a book as a present. Since then, we’ve played at least three of the Mac versions and tried the iPhone version. This is a series that kids and dads love. It’s an area that dads can excel in for many years to the delight of our kids who just can’t find the gold locket or the plastic heart in the jumble of colors and shapes. My son will often plaintively scream, “Daddy! I need your help! I can’t find the swordfish!” I regret not always going to his aid. As he gets older, his problems and obstacles become more complex and not as easily fixed by just focusing on a page of a book for five minutes.