Review Blog

May 17 2017

Where's Wally? The colouring collection by Martin Handford

cover image

Walker Books, 2017. ISBN 9781406375701
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. With the interest in colouring in going strong, both children and adults will find lots of pleasure in this colouring book featuring Wally. Even those who are not so keen on colouring in will still love the opportunity to find Wally in the many black and white scenes that can be found in the book. Wally is lurking near a pond, in a dinosaur park and in the middle of a medieval festival as well as many other exciting and interesting places. The pages present quite a challenge for the colourist to complete, with their small and intricate drawings, and definitely would be rather difficult for little hands to manipulate.
The paper is thick, the book sturdy and there are other challenges to complete. I was taken with the Super Sneaky Villains who all look like Wally with the exception of having mostaches and had fun trying to find Wally in the pages of villains. At the back of the book is a giant size poster featuring dinosaurs (and Wally is rather hard to find here), which could be pinned up in a library, classroom or bedroom and completed at leisure.
This book will give hours of relaxation and fun. It would also be a fabulous gift for children who have to while away hours on a long car or plane journey.
Pat Pledger

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Teens' Top Ten 2020
Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist 2021
Children's Book Award UK 2020
Little Rebels Award 2020
CBCA Book Awards 2020
2020 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Feel good and uplifting books for staff
Online Children's Storytime Websites List
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Children's Laureate's charter