Search for Wally in this 25th anniversary reissue of the original eye-boggling classic!
Wally, along with his friends, is fiendishly hidden in every intricately-detailed scene. Hours of fun and games await in this classic activity book which kick-started a worldwide phenomenon. And the celebration starts here! This super special deluxe edition of "Where's Wally?" is packed with new fantastic extras such as a spectacular jacketed cover, great gatefolds revealing never-seen-before artwork in each scene and an additional visual checklist to extend the entertainment of all happy hunters. It's absolutely amazing! "The Where's Wally?" series has sold 50 million copies worldwide in 30 languages. Wally has reached celebrity status! He has appeared in the primetime American TV shows "Frasier", "The Simpsons and Friends"; on the 1000th anniversary cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years; and, on Google Earth.
About the Author
Martin Handford is the creator of the hugely popular Where's Wally? series. Beginning in 1987, the books have become a multi-million-selling global success. 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.
Obsessively irresistible. -- Julia Eccleshare * The Bookseller *
Series: Where's Wally?
For Ages: 5+ years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 6th October 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 32.5 x 26.3 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 25