Raise your hand if you like Waldo! I remember liking him when I was little. I only remember looking for him a couple of times and I have a vague recollection that my searching was done in a newspaper. Was there a weekly or monthly cartoon in some newspapers way back when (you know – like way back to the 80’s?!) Well, well, I like Waldo and I wondered what my son would do with him. My two year old will stare at picture puzzles for awhile. He LOVES the I Spy books and so I thought we’d give Waldo a whirl. Insta-success. He pours over the pages looking for waldo. I mentioned before that he got really excited when he found Waldo before mommy did. Oh, the day! Fabulous, fabulous.
I was stoked (yes, I did just use that word) to discover that Candlewick Press is home to Waldo. I was happy about that because I love Candlewick Press and a marriage of one of my favorite children’s book publishers to one of my favorite puzzle characters seemed like a match made in heaven. Better yet, they’ve combined “Five Fantastic Adventures” into one easy travel book of a decent size in Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection.
Your eyes will not be strained and your fingers will not grow weary as you find Waldo in this combined book featuring Waldo puzzles from Where’s Waldo?, Where’s Waldo Now?, Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey, Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood, and Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book. At the beginning and end of each adventure there are also fold-out pages that include a check list of additional things that you can be looking for within the pages. HOURS of fun. For anyone who has ever loved Waldo, this is the book to pick up.
I got it just in time for our long plane trip to Texas. Instead of the “Are We There Yet?” question, I’d much rather be asked, “Where’s Waldo?” Wish us luck! And go find this book!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
We have one copy of Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection to offer to one U.S. resident as part of our Summer Fun Giveaway.
Just leave a comment on this post to win. We will announce all the winners on June 11.
Ali Hammons says
This sounds like a perfect book for my son. He would love this on car rides!
gloria mckellar says
This would be wonderful for our vacation to Texas.
Thanks for the entry!
I have a 4 year old son with a great eye for details and finding little things that I can’t! He would love this!
Pamela S says
My son loves Waldo and I Spy books, so this would be perfect for him. Thanks.
Candis Hansen says
We love Waldo!
How cute! My nephew would love this!
I love Waldo..so much fun!
Justine Pierson says
Where’s Waldo? Such a fun set of books for kids!
Terra Heck says
My kids would enjoy trying to find Waldo. Please count me in to win.
Thanks for another great giveaway! -ChantelleSabino at mac dot com
Bekki Lindner says
We LOVE Waldo!!
Onolee R says
How cool I haven’t seen Where’s Waldo books in a long time.
All three of my girls would have a lot of fun finding Waldo. I always did. Thank you!
I loved Waldo as a kid, and Im sure my boys would too. Thanks 🙂
Jennifer C. says
I always thought Where’s Waldo were cool books when I was a kid.
Laura G says
what a great review! I’d love to win for my nephew who loves puzzles.
Oh my I love wheres waldo it has been a long time since I seen one of these books.
Monalisa C. says
I remember the books with my son. He always wanted me or his father to help him even though he knew where most of them were. Thank you for the memory!
Jennifer Hedden says
Colleen Yamamoto says
Thanks for the chance!
My grandson and I found one of my son’s Where’s Waldo books recently and we’ve done every puzzle and every picture until we’ve memorized the entire book. We love Waldo! This would be a great gift for my grandson, who would get years of enjoyment with this.
This looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
This book looks like alot of fun!
Thanks for the chance!
My kids would love this.. Please enter me 🙂
Mollie G. says
My ten year old is relatively high-functioning autistic, and VERY visual… HE’s the one who keeps turning on the “Closed Captioning” on the wide-screen TV attached to the cablebox, and we honestly don’t mind because he LEARNS much better that way — part of his neurological challenge appears to be a longer gap time than most people have, in hearing sounds (i.e., consonants happen too quickly) AND in some visual tasks (supposedly that’s why many autistic children LOVE Thomas the Tank Engine, because his facial expressions “freeze” between transitions, so they can SEE what he’s expressing).
It’s late, I’m babbling. He would LOVE this book!
Michelle H. says
My kids love “I Spy” books and would love this prize.
My kids love Waldo! This travel Waldo book would be the perfect thing to take on summer vacation!
Where’s Waldo books are so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway. Reminded me of playing with these books years ago.
Rachel Robertson says
Where’s Waldo was such fun books and I know my sons would love them.
Steve M. says
In for Waldo!
This would be fun for all of us!
Sheila H says
Thanks for the chance!
Veronica Garrett says
My granddaughter would love these books. They would be perfect for traveling on our vacation.
Leslie S. says
My 6 yr old son loves books like this.He is struggleing to read but has great eyes when it comes to hidden pictures.Thanks!
kathy pease says
Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in 🙂
Oh my! What fun! My kids love the books where you have to hunt for hidden objects.
Brittany Rebello says
Aww I love Waldo!
Jennifer M says
My daughter is just the right age to discover the Waldo books, please enter me!
I love where’s waldo!
Lori Walker says
Please enter me, this looks fun
this will be great since i have yet to read about one of his adventures
Lily Kwan says
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
Ed Nemmers says
We heart Waldo!
My Moms class would LOVE these books and help them during the summer to imagine different places. She teaches OI kids in Long Beach, CA and we all know schools don’t have a lot of money so new books for her class would be AMAZING!