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Where's Waldo?
     

Where's Waldo?

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by Martin Handford
 

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Welcome, Waldo-watchers! Waldo is setting out on two more completely crazy and really remarkable journeys. Pack a pencil and sharpen your wits as you follow him through the pages of his two newest activity books, from jungles to traffic jams and all the zany places in between.

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Welcome, Waldo-watchers! Waldo is setting out on two more completely crazy and really remarkable journeys. Pack a pencil and sharpen your wits as you follow him through the pages of his two newest activity books, from jungles to traffic jams and all the zany places in between.

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bn.com
Martin Handford's bespectacled star goes on a world-sized hiding adventure in this huge Where's Waldo? book! As Waldo hikes to different parts of the globe, readers can look for him on a sunny beach, at a packed campground, in a bustling airport, and more. Of course it's always a blast to look for Waldo, and in this "special large edition," which comes in at a colossal 16-1/2" tall by over 13" wide, kids will be absorbed like never before. Each scene challenges Waldo watchers to spot him amid the impostors, and there's even a checklist in back with hundreds of other items to spot. A fabulous companion to Where's Waldo? In Hollywood, this "eye-boggling" book raises Waldo hunting to amazing new heights.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An oversized picture book with hoards of people milling around on each page amidst this humanity readers must try to spot Waldo, identifiable by his clothing and hiking paraphernalia, in a game of concentration. It's difficult to find him in the middle of a crowd because he does not stick out head and shoulders above the teeming masses of pedestrians, beach-goers or vacationers. He's hiking his way across the world, and sees mermaids in canals, cows escaping from train cars, a helicopter chopping down flagpoles, a mummy's baby in a museum, a capsized desert island, a hat-eating giraffe and a glove attacking a man; he tells all in postcards, considerately short and friendly. Toward the end, Waldo has lost everything but his hat, and readers are expected to find those objects, too, in this amusing game of concentration amidst a sea of distractions. Waldo cuts through a maze of people and participates in numerous activities, but, unlike readers, seems to know where he is going. The pictures are astonishing in variety, detail and humor, and the pages are filled with so many people that readers will marvel at the artist's patience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763634988
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
04/10/2007
Series:
Where's Waldo? Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
51,670
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.44(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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All Rivers Flow to the Sea


By Alison McGhee

Candlewick

Copyright © 2007 Alison McGhee
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0763633720

Here is the school bus. Here is the school bus door, chuffing open with its familiar wheeze. Here are the school bus steps. Put your right foot on the bottom one. Haul your left leg up to the next. Here is mean Katie the bus driver, scowling out the big bus window. Here is your backpack, heavy and hurting your shoulders. Where is your sister Ivy who should be behind you, shoving you to hurry up? Ivy is not here. You and your sister had an accident. Now you are on the bus. Walk down the aisle. There's an empty seat. Sit down. Now everyone is on the bus. Now Katie shuts the door and shoves the big black gear stick.

Your first day back is over. The bell that is not a bell has blared, and the school day is over.

Jimmy Wilson is next to you on the old green vinyl seat. Jimmy Wilson, who has been silently in love with you since kindergarten. The bus jolts and bumps and groans and finds its way around the curves of Sterns Gorge. You are back on the bus.

Your sister Ivy and you had an accident.

The world should have stopped, but it didn't.

One month has passed since that day of the accident, the accident that you and your sister were in. One month has passed since that day at the end of March when time plucked you up and set you down again, here in this new place. In that month, Katie the bus driver stopped wearing her Dairylea windbreaker and Jimmy Wilson stopped wearing thefur hat that his uncle brought back from Russia. No more winter boots. No more mittens and scarves. Brown grass is now green. Every class has marched on: Goodbye Romeo and Juliet; hello Hamlet. Goodbye World War II; hello Korea. Goodbye, rudiments of sting theory, and hello chaos complexity.

Your sister Ivy and you had an accident. The world should have stopped, but it didn't. The world kept on going.

_________

ALL RIVERS FLOW TO SEA by Alison McGhee. Copyright (c) 2005 by Alison McGhee. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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Meet the Author

Martin Handford began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. The turning point came when he was asked to create a book showcasing his singular talent, and the character Waldo was born. "I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Waldo has taken on a life of his own," says the man behind the Waldo books. "I’d like to inspire children - to open their minds, to explore more subjects, and to just be aware of what’s going on around them. I’d like them to see wonder in places that might not have occurred to them."

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Where's Waldo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Day93 More than 1 year ago
Ok i love waldo books but i have a nook color and well there is not an app for this, yet itunes has one. So when is barnes and nobles going to have one?
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This is just a great book for anyone of all ages to read.I'm 11 and my 3 year old brother and my mom loves this book,and so do I.I had this book for like,3 years now and there's still new things I'm discovering each time I look at it.If you buy it I guarantee it that you will not regret it,by the way this will make a great present for anybody,even the ones who hates to read,because this book is mostly pictures,there's barely any words.And I mean this literally.Enjoy your Waldo book!
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Diane51 More than 1 year ago
I was visiting my family in Florida, and wanted to pick up a small gift for an 8-year-old boy. Since Mikey plays computer games, Wii, and XBox 360 every spare minute, I was at a loss. He doesn't like to read. I picked up the Waldo book, and when he got he, he dropped everything to find Waldo. The bonus and difference from the Waldo books I used to by for my children years ago, was that there were other characters to find, charts to fill out and other activities to keep him interested. He read and scoured the book for 2 hours before taking a break. I will be getting him more from this series when we visit again next year.