Where's Waldo? In Hollywood

Overview

Hey, Waldo-whizzes! Are you ready for the great big Waldo challenge?

This special big edition of Where's Waldo? in Hollywood contains all of the fun of the original book but with lots of eye-boggling extras! Find Waldo, then pore over all the details -- now bigger than ever! As well as the excitement of finding Waldo again, you can now look for Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebard, Odlaw, loads of Waldo-watchers, and much more! Wow! Amazing!

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Overview

Hey, Waldo-whizzes! Are you ready for the great big Waldo challenge?

This special big edition of Where's Waldo? in Hollywood contains all of the fun of the original book but with lots of eye-boggling extras! Find Waldo, then pore over all the details -- now bigger than ever! As well as the excitement of finding Waldo again, you can now look for Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebard, Odlaw, loads of Waldo-watchers, and much more! Wow! Amazing!

The reader is invited to find Waldo in the detailed illustrations of several crowded Hollywood movie sets.

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Editorial Reviews

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That elusive, red-and-white-hatted character hides his way through Tinsel Town in a whopping, oversize book sure keep kids guessing! Measuring 16-1/2" tall by over 13" wide, this enormous Waldo adventure challenges fans to spot him in various Hollywood movie sets, including a black-and-white silent movie, a gladiator epic, and a wild western. Of course, there are plenty of look-alikes to throw off the search, and the book provides a key to the impostors, along with more items to search for and movie poster scenes to study. Making its grand finale with an unbelievable "Where's Waldo? The Musical" spread -- which includes hundreds of almost-Waldo extras -- and a back-of-the-book, by-the-scene checklist, this star-studded spectacular gets the award for most fabulous Waldo book ever.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
He's back--and as enticingly elusive as ever. Here the bespectacled wanderer travels to Tinseltown to hide out on 12 actor- and crew-packed movie sets. Among the epic productions he witnesses are a reenactment of a battle between the Trojans and the Greeks; the tale of Ali Baba and the 40-plus thieves; the adventures of the (many more than three) musketeers; and a grand skirmish between Robin Hood's myriad merry men and the soldiers of Nottingham Castle. In addition to Waldo (who is usually visible only from the neck up), Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard, bad-guy Odlaw and Woof (``Remember, all you can see is his tail!'') are also artfully camouflaged on each riotous spread--as are a minuscule scroll, bone, key and can of film. Handford outdoes himself in the oversize volume's final scene, depicting the filming of ``Where's Waldo? The Musical,'' which entails a stageful of one genuine--and countless impostors of--Waldo and each of his colleagues. Filled with witty puns and plays on Hollywood cliches, Handford's trademark checklists of ``lots more things for Waldo-watchers to look for'' conclude this clever book. Allegedly three years in the making, this production was worth waiting for. Ages 5-up. (Nov.)
Children's Literature
Following the format of the larger "Where's Waldo?" series, this special new mini-edition is challenging just for its mere size. Barely 5 inches by 61/2 inches in size, this tiny book comes with its own mini magnifier. New eye-bobbling extras make this book appealing to Waldo-Watchers. Each page depicts a cast of a thousand on the set of twelve different classic movies. Waldo is even smaller and harder to find, with an added challenge of searching for his dog, Woof, his companions Wendy and Wizard Whitebeard and even the bad guy, Odlaw. The inside covers are a challenge in themselves. The front contains row upon row of Waldo trophies, looking strangely like an Oscar. There is a checklist of over two hundred more characters to look for. Even the sprocket holes on the films have tiny character within them. This book will keep kids and grown-ups busy for hours searching for Waldo and his friends. 2002 (orig.1993), Candlewick Press,
— Ann Sanger
School Library Journal
K Up-Waldo travels to movie sets in this latest adventure, and each one (e.g., The Wild, Wild West and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) is cleverly illustrated-the silent movie is in black and white, but the stagehands and areas not being filmed appear in color. For the Nottingham Castle scene in Robin Hood's Merry Mess-Up, there are enough striped shirts and tents and banners to make readers dizzy. And the Where's Waldo-the Musical set will result in astigmatism for anyone looking for longer than a minute. Guaranteed to please Waldo's fans and a clever production all around.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763619190
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Where's Waldo? Series
  • Edition description: BK&ACCES
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 337,808
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Handford, the man behind the mind-boggling Waldo books, began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes. "I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Waldo has taken on a life of his own," he says. "I’d like to inspire children to open their minds to explore subjects more, to be aware of what’s going on around them. I’d like them to see wonder in places that may not have occurred to them." Martin Handford lives in England.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    description is wrong!

    this is not the giant paperback- what arrives is a tiny hardcover version- so small it comes with a magnifying glass!- kind of clever concept, but definitely not what was ordered.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    Size is misrepresented!

    Description says "super sized" but this book is tiny - smaller than a toddler board book. It is approx 5x7 inches. Barnes and Noble - I hope you change the description. All other Waldo books we have are giant paperbacks approx 12x16 inches. What happened here? Disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    WHERE is Waldo?

    The book is great and all, but it is really small.. And it really should say it's measurements in the description.

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