Author(s): Martin Handford
He's a master of the paper trail Keep your eyes peeled for Waldo's amazing seventh adventure -- his most interactive journey ever. (Ages 5-8)
Take a page from Waldo's sketchbook -- but first you'll have to find it In this new classic title, fans follow the wily guy through more astounding scenes, each containing a maddeningly hard-to-find piece of paper torn from his sketchpad. Add in an exciting parade, a confounding maze, the trickiest spot-the-difference challenge in history, and Martin Handford's incomparable artwork, and you've got one extraordinary hands-on expedition.
Waldo lovers will have tons of fun with:
-- A fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game with press-out counters -- and tongue-twisting forfeit cards
-- A press-out circus for fans to put on their very own show
Martin Handford published his first Where's Wally? book in 1987. Twenty-five years later, his books have become a multi-million-selling, global success. Martin spent much of his childhood watching cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers which inspired him to draw scenes teeming with characters and action. As a freelance illustrator his witty, engaging images proved popular with numerous clients but his narrative strength came to the fore when Sebastian Walker offered him the opportunity to pour his imagination into a book. Now dedicated to Wally, Martin gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources including films; visiting museums and art galleries; reading comics and books, and collecting ephemera and trivia. He continues to be fascinated by crowds: their vibrancy, pattern, and range of detail and humour provide him with limitless source material: "I love their movement and energy." He is also constantly on the look-out for puns and wordplay to use in his pictures. A picture takes Martin many months to draw, with Wally added "when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him," he explains.