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Where's Wally? : Where's Wally Series : Book 1 - Martin Handford

Where's Wally?

Where's Wally Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: June 2007
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Book Description

Get ready for the original Wally challenge! The first title in the amazing Wally phenomenon. Join Wally on his worldwide hike! He's hidden in every scene - along with lots of friends!

  • Perfect entertainment for rainy days and school holidays.
  • The eye-boggling Where’s Wally? series has sold over 43 million copies in 33 countries around the world.
  • "Just the thing to keep kids enthralled for hours. But Beware! Grown-ups might find they get just as hooked." Wheels.
About The Author

Martin Handford began his career as a freelance illustrator specialising in drawing crowd scenes. The turning point came when he was asked to create a book showcasing his impressive talent. From this the character Wally was born -- originally to provide a link between each scene. The "Where's Wally?" books have gone on to become a global success. Each Wally picture takes Martin at least eight weeks to draw.

"Obsessively Irrestistible." Julla Eccleshare, The Bookseller"

ISBN: 9781406305890
ISBN-10: 1406305898
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 31.5 x 25.3  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.23

Martin Handford

Martin Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and his earliest influences were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. At art college he continued to draw what he calls "busy and militarily correct battle scenes" which led to his job as a freelance illustrator specialising in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. Martin now gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources; films, visiting museums and art galleries, reading comics and books, and collecting ephemera and trivia. He is fascinated by crowds, and is attracted to their vibes, patterns and details - especially humour; "I love their movement and energy." He is also constantly on the look out for puns and wordplay that can be used in his pictures. Gradually, from all this meticulous research, the inspiration for a picture emerges, which Martin embellishes with his own ideas to create astonishing scenes. Each picture takes Martin months to draw. "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," he explains.

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