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Where's Wally?

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    Where's Wally? is a series of search and find books from British illustrator, Martin Handford. Each book is made up of incredibly intricate, double-page scenes, with the challenge of finding the elusive Wally in his iconic bobble hat, round glasses and red stripey t-shirt. Handford likes to make things a little tricky by adding other characters who have some (but not all!) of these elements. Where is Wally is a challenge which can take kids (and adults) a while to find! Once you start, it's very addictive but thankfully there's a handy, travel-sized Where's Wally book set too.

    Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and after Art College began working as a freelance illustrator. The idea for Wally came about in 1986 when his publisher, Walker Books, was intrigued by the little-known French illustrator Philippe Dupasquier and wanted to create an idea to take to that year's Bologna bookfair. Handford apparently already had a talent for drawing crowd scenes but the addition of Wally was to add a focal point for the page. Handford admits to being fascinated by crowds and each picture takes many months to draw with Wally inserted along the way, “As I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him.” Handford explains.
     
    30 years later and the Where’s Wally books have sold over 70 million copies worldwide in 31 different languages. But did you know that Wally is not known as “Wally” in all countries? In the United States and Canada he is known as “Where's Waldo”, in Denmark he is “Holger”, in France he is “Charlie” in "Ou est Charlie" and in German “Walter”! 

    And now there are other Where's Wally characters as Wally has his own friends including Wilma, Wenda, Odlaw and Woof!
     
    Wally has also reached cultural celebrity status, with references in popular TV shows such as Frasier, The Simpsons and Friends; he’s appeared on the 1000th anniversary cover of Rolling Stone magazine and has even been found on Google Earth. Where’s Wally has also had his own TV show, been in numerous Where's Wally games (both video games and board games), has its own Where's Wally app, and was one of the World Book Day 2017 books. If you're looking for a World Book Day dressing up idea, it's very easy to put together a Where's Wally costume with just a red stripey t-shirt, a Where's Wally bobble hat and glasses!
     
    And finally, if you’re a real Where’s Wally fan, each year there’s an event where fans gather dressed up as Wally. There was even a World Record achieved in April 2009 when over 1000 people dressed up at Rutgers University in New Brunswick to raise money for local schools.

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

    Face the fiendish and fantastical Wally challenge in this classic mini-edition with free magnifying glass. Join Wally o... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Where's Wally Now?

    Now the second title in the classic Wally adventures gets the deluxe treatment! Travel back in time with Wally on a his... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Where's Wally? The Spectacular Poster Book

    A handy standard-sized edition for the international Where's Wally? series. Eight spectacular full art posters selected... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase

    A mini edition of the classic picture book with a board game, press-out pieces and a magnifying lens. An easily-portabl... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase

    The seventh classic title in the internationally famous Where's Wally? series. This seventh classic Where's Wally? adve... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

    The totally essential travel companion, now with postcards! Just what you've been waiting for... All the wondrous Wally... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Where's Wally? In Hollywood

    Lights, camera, action! Join the hunt for Wally in Hollywood in this mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Wall... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

    The fifth classic Wally adventure has received the deluxe treatment! Featuring all new bonus content, a poster and ever ... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Where's Wally? The Sticker Book!

    A funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! A crafty Where's Wally? book bursting with over 1,000 stickers. G... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Where's Wally? The Search for the Lost Things

    Wally and his friends invite you on an extraordinary journey to find their most precious possessions. Hours of mind-bend... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular

    A fabulously festive sticker activity book with hundreds of stickers and a "Create Your Own Where's Wally?" scene! This... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box

    A new look for the popular slipcase containing mini editions of the first five classic Where's Wally? titles. A new gen... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

    Get ready for Wally's bamboozling picture hunt In this classic activity book! Where's Wally? is a global phenomenon, an... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Where's Wally: The Official Annual

    Wizard Whitebeard's enchanted scroll is missing and it's up to you and Wally to find it! Make your way through Whitebea... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Where's Wally? The Colouring Book

    Get your pens and pencils at the ready and join Wally for the ultimate colouring challenge! Bring busy Where's Wally? s... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Where's Wally? Across Lands: Activity Book

    Wally is going on an amazing adventure across ancient lands. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil)! Have ... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Where's Wally? In Outer Space: Activity Book

    Wally is going on an incredible adventure in outer space. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil)! Have fun... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Where's Wally? Takes Flight: Activity Book

    Wally is going on an adventure up, up high in the skies. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil)! Have fun ... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Where's Wally? At Sea: Activity Book

    Wally is going on a splashing adventure out at sea. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil)! Have fun playi... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Where's Wally? The Colouring Collection

    A whole new Where's Wally? colouring book in a totally essential travel size! A transportable Where's Wally? colourin... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Where's Wally? the Fantastic Journey

    A special mini edition retailing for GBP1 to celebrate World Book Day 2017. Join Wally on his quest through magical and... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

    The totally essential travel companion, now with six postcards to colour in! Seven sensational classic Where's Wally? b... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Where's Wally? Wow! Slipcase

    Six classic Where's Wally? books and a jigsaw presented in a magnificent slipcase. Featuring the first six best-selling ... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Where's Wally? Destination: Everywhere!: 12 classic scenes as you've never seen them before!

    Celebrate the first 30 years of Where's Wally? with this exclusive anniversary album from Wally to his fans.Join Wally a... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular

    This sensational Santa-themed Wally activity book is bursting with hundreds of stickers. There are loads of wintry stic... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search

    Just when you thought you'd mastered the art of finding Wally, along comes a whole new twist. Can you find Wally in the ... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    Where's Wally? Exciting Expeditions: Search! Play! Create Your Own Stories!

    This terrific, travel-sized Where's Wally? book is full of searches, games and creative activities. Solve perplexing puz... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    Where's Wally?

    The Where's Wally? series has sold over 71.5 million copies worldwide. Start the search for Wally in this mini version ... More

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