Where's Waldo? In Hollywood

Where's Waldo? In Hollywood

by Martin Handford
     
 

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Hey, Waldo fans! Sharpen your eyes and your wits, because Waldo is taking you on a whole new star-studded adventure. That's right, you're going to Hollywood! Follow Waldo—if you can find him—through a cast of thousands on the bustling streets of the great movie classics. Is he there in the chorus line of that musical in production, or up on the ramparts of

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Hey, Waldo fans! Sharpen your eyes and your wits, because Waldo is taking you on a whole new star-studded adventure. That's right, you're going to Hollywood! Follow Waldo—if you can find him—through a cast of thousands on the bustling streets of the great movie classics. Is he there in the chorus line of that musical in production, or up on the ramparts of that epic war film? Or is our elusive, bespectacled hero right in the middle of the swashbuckling escapades of the Three Musketeers? Waldo and all his lost objects are harder to find than ever in this hilarious new challenge for eager Waldo-hunters everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763635015
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/10/2007
Series:
Where's Waldo? Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
198,275
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.44(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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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