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May 13 2011

Where's Wally? The totally essential travel collection: all the classic books in one! by Martin Handford

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Walker Books, 2011. ISBN 9781406333527.
Warmly recommended. For all those fans of this amazing little bloke, this volume of Where's Wally will suit them when traveling or not! A fascinating collection of the Where's Wally books, all collected together in one volume, it will engender hours of fun on train, bus, plane or car.
Of a size to make it fit snugly into your hand or handbag or jacket pocket, the volume will be sought after by parents and grandparents sending off children or friends on a trip, or to fill a Christmas stocking, or Easter present, or anytime really, as it is infectiously inviting to look into the pages and find Wally!
I love the historical pages, those where Wally is away with the Vikings (I remember doing a jigsaw of this page once - unreal!) or in the depths of a castle, or in a Roman arena, or building a temple with the Aztecs. And more up to date, tempting the vampires, or in outer space, or being a part of Where's Wally, the musical. It is all great fun finding the little bloke, but as you do, the humour on each page makes the reader laugh out loud. If finding Wally isn't enough, then fold out pages at the start and end of each section, of which there are seven, list all the other things to be found on each page. Hours of fun and laughter.
Fran Knight

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