Where's Waldo?by Martin Handford
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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All Rivers Flow to the Sea
By Alison McGhee
CandlewickCopyright © 2007 Alison McGhee
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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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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?
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!
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.