If you were a child in the late 80’s and/or anytime throughout the 90’s, then you will undoubtedly remember “Where’s Waldo?” – the bestselling books by Martin Handford, originally published in 1987. Surely you remember…straining your eyes, searching for that skinny, somewhat nerdy man, clad in a red-and-white striped shirt and blue jeans.
If you never were exposed to the Waldo phenomenon, let me introduce you. Essentially, “Where’s Waldo?” is a wordless book series full of “busily” illustrated pictures that show scenes from around the city (the beach, the train station, etc.) and around the world. Waldo is on every page, but I can assure you this activity book is not for the impatient. That little guy is hard to find!!!
Candlewick Press just released Where’s Waldo? The Complete Collection (08/2008, $45), a set that features all six oversize paperback books in a handy slipcover case.
Recommended for children in the 5-12 age range, the books are sure to provide hours of (non-electronic) entertainment for your child/tween. These books are perfect for traveling, waiting (in lines, at doctor’s offices, etc.), and/or just for around the house.
NOTE: This item is WAY too big for a stocking stuffer, but I couldn’t resist posting it here since I’m not publishing a traditional gift guide this year. This series would make a great gift from grandparents, parents, etc.
WIN IT! One winner will receive Where’s Waldo? The Complete Collection (Candlewick Press, 2008, $45). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, December 15 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
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*UPDATE* The winner is #63 Katelyn Schroeder. Congratulations!