Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection Book review

Where's Waldo book reviewIs it hot and sticky and really stinkin’ HOT where you live? We feel like we’re all melting away here! This kind of weather calls for activities that require minimal movement! Bring in the books!

Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection
By Martin Handford

Everyone knows Waldo! They just need to find him, and they’ll have plenty of opportunity to do so in the newest edition that packs five past Where’s Waldo! favorites into one great little book.

From Press Release: Waldo seekers young and old won’t want to hit the road without this paperback compilation of his world-famous excursions, including:
– Where’s Waldo?
– Where’s Waldo Now?
– Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
– Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
– Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood

As tempted as I was to keep this book for myself I knew the kids would like it too. Super Genius and Pie always enjoy relaxing on the couch together with a good Where’s Waldo? book and this one has given them several hours of daughter/dad time already (they’re not done with it yet!) The Where’s Waldo? Ultimate Travel Guide keeps on giving because after you find Waldo in each picture, you still have to find Woof’s tail, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Odlaw along with their accessories. Wait! That’s not all! You also can search for hundreds of other things with the included checklists for each spread. How many hours will that take?!

Where's Waldo book review

The very convenient size of this book makes it so easy to stick in your purse or bag and tote along. Give it to your kids while you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, in line at the supermarket or stuck in traffic and they won’t even remember how bored they were :) The book has a nice thick binding and cover that should stand up nicely to all the use it will get. I’ve always loved Waldo and really get a laugh out of some of the mini scenes that are included in the spreads. I think the author must have a wonderful sense of humor and a very steady hand! A classic and timeless book that appeals to all ages!

“I love the idea of an exciting journey that never ends – one filled with color, energy, and people smiling. What could be better?”  ~ Quote from Martin Handford creator of Where’s Waldo?


You can @FindWaldo on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with Waldo news!

Buy It!  Show Off is available at Amazon.com, Candlewick.com and other online and offline book retailers.

Win It! Thanks to Candlewick Press one very lucky reader is going to win their own copy of Where’s Waldo! The Ultimate Travel Collection!

How to Enter: (mandatory) Visit FindWaldo.com then come back and leave me a comment telling something you learned about Waldo!

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Thanks to Candlewick Press, I was sent a free copy of the product described above to review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received for this post. Please see my full disclosure and giveaway info here.

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  1. Money Saving Maine-iac says

    Holy cow! We are such Waldo fans here & have been for years. I learned that you can play Where's Waldo online. We searched for him at the beach.

  2. I had NO idea Waldo was still alive and well, particularly to the extent that the a 2nd annual "Where’s Waldo in the Windy City?" took place July 4!

  3. "Miss" Anita says

    I learned that the series started in 1987… according to Waldo Wiki, where anyone can edit info about Where's Waldo. :)
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  7. I grew up with Waldo, what an awesome giveaway! I learned that they now have a WALDO IPHONE APP! I sooo need that!! LOL!! Thank you for the fun giveaway! :)

    ~Beeb
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  8. I follow!

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  9. I learned: The character's age is unknown and his height is described as "tallish" and weight as "lightish". Waldo has a happy-go-lucky attitude and is often seen with a smile on his face.

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  10. Where's Waldo? debuted in 1987 – he's 23 years old.

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  13. I follow you and candlewich on twitter as
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  14. I subscribe through e-mail

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  15. Shooting Stars Mag says

    there is a where's waldo app. how fun. i loved these books as a kid.

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  17. Anonymous says

    I did not know that Waldo was created by a British illustrator.

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  20. Christina Hidek says

    I learned that Waldo has an iphone app- neat!

  21. Christina Hidek says
  22. Christina Hidek says

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  23. "Miss" Anita says

    I blogged about this…
    http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/sensational-saturday-sweeps-2/

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  24. The series debuted in 1987.

  25. Follow with GFC!

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  27. Jennifer says

    There is a Waldo video game…who knew?!

  28. Jennifer says

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  29. Jennifer says

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  30. hollowsins says

    I learned there was a TV show
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  36. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/13…

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/18450516105

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  37. Denise S. says

    The 2nd annual "Where’s Waldo in the Windy City?" took place on July 4th.

  38. I learned that Where's Waldo was a TV series on CBS kids for one season from 1991-1992
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  42. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/14…

    https://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/18529219182

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    thanks!

  43. Waldo is the best! I have spent many, many hours poring over those books! I did not know that Waldo had a TV show.

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  44. I learned Waldo was created in 1987, the year my brother was born!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  45. Anonymous says

    I didn't know there was a Waldo video game!

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  46. I love that Waldo is patriotic!

  47. waldo is watched by a lot of fans mverno@roadrunner.com

  48. The Incredible Paper Chase came out in October of 2009

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  49. ossmcalc says

    I learned that one could make their own Waldo or Wenda! avatar and use it any place on the web. I am also going to have to check out the Where's Waldo Photo Contest.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  58. littlelatina says

    for my little man

  59. Homemaker Honey says

    Waldo has his own Wikipedia page!

    Deborah
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  60. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/15…

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/18626074301

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  61. Tethered Mommy says

    The Waldo series debuted in 1987.

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  68. Tethered Mommy says

    I’m following you both on Twitter as tetheredmommy and I tweeted:
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  69. I didn't know that Where's Waldo was a tv show too…

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  70. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/16…

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/18695376919

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  71. The series debuted in 1987 with the release of Where's Waldo?.

  72. I learned that you can even buy a Where's Waldo costume.
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  73. Birdie S. says

    I learned that Where's Waldo? was an animated television series, distributed by DiC Entertainment and Waldo Films. The series aired on CBS Kids for one season (1991–1992) and spawned 13 half-hour episodes plus four direct-to-video specials.

  74. Birdie S. says

    I follow U on GFC birdson@roadrunner.com

  75. Birdie S. says
  76. collegesuitcase says

    I learned that there were Waldo video games – crazy!
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  77. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/19…

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/18920150649

    thanks!
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  78. B. Wilson says

    I love that Waldo has his own wiki.

    –Brandy
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  79. i learned that the wheres waldo series debuted in 1987
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  80. i voted for you (good luck!)
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  81. i voted for you
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  82. i am a google friend connect follower
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  83. i am a facebook fan of candlewick press and i let them know you sent me
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  84. i am a facebook fan of yours
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  85. i am a networked blogs follower
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  86. i am an email and rss subscriber
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  87. I learned that Waldo is on twitter?!?
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  88. I learned that he has a dog named Woof.

  89. I've always loved Where's Waldo! This would be a great addition to my book collection. I learned that Waldo's girlfriend Wenda has a twin sister named Wilma.

  90. I voted for your Trampoline entry too!

  91. I learned there's a phone app!! One more reason for me to get that phone!

  92. I learned that Waldo comes from the Land of Waldos, which is a land filled with Waldos just like him.

  93. Emily Taylor says

    I've learned that Waldo apparently travels to places like the MTV movie awards.

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  94. Emily Taylor says

    I follow GFC.

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  95. Janice Crespo says

    The Creativity Kit will let my daughter make her own – so cool – she is going to love this! Definitely saved the site – thanks!
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  96. Janice Crespo says
  97. Janice Crespo says

    your facebook
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  98. Janice Crespo says

    your google friend
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  99. Janice Crespo says

    your networked blogs
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  100. allisonsbj3 says

    The series started in 1987.

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  101. allisonsbj3 says

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  105. crazyred61@yahoo.com
    I learned there is a wheres waldo app

  106. I love Waldo! I learned that Where's Waldo is a successful media franchise created by British illustrator Martin Handford.

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  107. paula michele says

    I found out that Waldo was created by British illustrator Martin Handford.

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  110. Melissa B. says

    I learned that the Waldo Wii game will be available Sept. 22.

  111. I learned that Waldo debuted in 1987!
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  112. I'm a GFC follower!
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  113. I voted for your Trampoline entry! #1
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  114. I voted for your Trampoline entry! #2
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  115. sweetpea18 says

    apparently, waldo was in montreal on july 7 of this year
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  116. Nickolay says

    I learned Waldo had 13 TV episodes of his own show

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  117. Nickolay says

    I voted for your trampoline entry

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  118. Nickolay says

    I voted for your trampoline entry #2

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  119. Nickolay says

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  120. Nickolay says

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  121. Nickolay says

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  122. Nickolay says

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  123. Nickolay says

    Twitter follower – parkerozgood

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  124. Nickolay says

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  125. I learned that Waldo has a website. I also learned that you can play online.
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  126. Christine Jensen says

    The original Where's Waldo book was released in 1987 (I totally remember having it back then too!)

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  127. Anonymous says

    !987 was the year that the Waldo series debuted!

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  129. fun fact:
    Where's Waldo? is a sucessful media franchise created by British illustrator Martin Handford.

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  136. Bebemiqui says

    I found out it started in 1987…just in time to play a big part in my childhood.
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  137. kimbo1970 says

    I learned thast waldo debuted in 1987.

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  138. Sarah B. says

    I learned that there is a Where's Waldo App.

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  139. I learned that Waldo has a Facebook page!

  140. ShesAnAngel says

    I checked out their site and I learned that:

    1. There is a Waldo site lol!
    2. There are Waldo apps!
    3. Waldo will soon be available for consoles like the Wii!

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  141. ShesAnAngel says

    I'm following you via google connect

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  142. ShesAnAngel says

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  143. ShesAnAngel says

    I'm following you via networked blogs

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  144. ShesAnAngel says

    I subscribe via email

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  145. ShesAnAngel says

    I'm following both of you via twitter and I tweeted

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  146. susan1215 says

    I learned there is a Where's Waldo phone app

  147. susan1215 says

    I voted #1

  148. susan1215 says

    I voted #2

  149. amy16323 says

    Waldo was created by British illustrator Martin Handford.
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  150. I learned Wheres Waldo has an iphone app :)

  151. "Miss" Anita says

    tweet for 7/24…

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/19438715349

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  152. I learned I can play with waldo online. I can't wait to try it.

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  153. I learned that Waldo debuted in 1987 with the release of Where's Waldo?.

  154. Tracysweetangl says

    I learned that Waldo debuted in 1987.

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  155. Tracysweetangl says

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  156. throuthehaze says

    I learned Waldo debuted in 1987
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  157. throuthehaze says

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  158. throuthehaze says

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  159. Stephanie says

    Well, I learned there's a Waldo Wii game!!?!! Cool! That would be FUN!

    Waldo brings back high school memories. My friend and I would search for Waldo on long bus trips!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  160. wheres waldo is online,did not know that!
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  161. The first Waldo book was released in 1987

  162. I follow you with GFC

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  164. I like you on FB

  165. I subscribe with email

  166. Jennifer T. says

    I learned that Where's Waldo? debuted in 1987 with the release of Where's Waldo? created by British illustrator Martin Handford.

  167. Jennifer T. says

    I follow via Google Friend Connect.

  168. Jennifer T. says

    I voted for your Trampoline entry on facebook under username Jennie Tilson. #1

  169. Jennifer T. says

    I voted for your Trampoline entry on facebook under username Jennie Tilson. #2

  170. Jennifer T. says

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  174. I learned Waldo began in 1987. garrettsambo@aol.com

  175. They have a WHEREopedia.

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