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Mar 02 2017

Where's Wally by Martin Handford

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30th Anniversary edition. Walker Books, 2017. ISBN 9781406375695
(Age: 5+) Highly recommended. Wow - 30 years ago Where's Wally first appeared and the book has lost none of its appeal over the years. When it arrived on my desk I immediately spent quite some time going through and finding the picture of Wally on different pages as he travelled around the world. I was thrilled when I did find him, but needless to say I had a few pages that completely baffled me and even returning again couldn't find the little figure with the red striped jumper and hat.
After the initial browse I went back and read the new letter from Handford to his fans and discovered some more things that the reader could search for, including the tail of Woof, making the book even more enjoyable. As the search goes on, there are lots of fascinating and humorous little figures, details and scenes which are so enjoyable that hours could be spent perusing the pages.
This is a wonderful book to give children as a gift and it will also keeping the family occupied for hours. In the library make sure that no one marks where Wally is and spoils the fun!
Pat Pledger

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