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Martin Handford

A specialist in the Wimmelbilderbuch style of drawing, Martin Handford was born in London on 27 September, 1956, and is known for being the illustrator of the hugely successful Where's Wally? (known as Where's Waldo? In the United States) search-and-find books. With a love of drawing from a very early age, Martin studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and his crowd illustrations made him very popular. When an editor tasked him with creating a character with peculiar features to give his artwork a focal point, he came up with Wally, the time-travelling, world explorer.

Since publishing the first book in 1986, Martin has illustrated another six 'classic' books and Wally has been spotted in video games, a cartoon and on barious other merchandise. A worldwide phenomenon, 56 million Wally books have been sold in 30 languages across 38 countries. With artwork inspired by real experiences and real-life crowds, Where's Wally was actially the fastest selling children's book of all time (before Harry Potter). Martin says he adds Wally into his scenes when he feels it is appropriate.



Martin Handford Books

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    This special anniversary edition celebrates 30 years of searching and finding Wally!

    Martin Handford's ingenious Where's Wally? book wins him lots of parent approval because of the amount of time the average young reader will spend glued to each page.

    With tons of interesting goings-on in every inch of space, this book is fun and intriguing. Where's Wally? is a great book to develop the attention span of readers aged five and above and it will cultivate scanning and spotting skills, too.
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    Lights, camera, action! Join the hunt for Wally in Hollywood! Wally visits the land where dreams are made in this classic activity book!

    He meets directors and actors, walks through the crowds of extras, and sees behind the scenes. Search for the speccy, bobble-hatted one and his friends in every intricately-detailed scene. There's are lots of eye-boggling extras too in this fourth bestselling Wally book! Amazing!
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    This is a mini edition of the classic picture book with a board game, press-out pieces and a magnifying lens. The search for Wally, his friends and their lost things continues! As Wally travels through more amazing worlds he drops a tiny piece of paper for you to find in every scene. Find them and hundreds more things using the magnifying lens attached to the inside cover. It features a fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game, with press out counters and tongue-twister forfeit cards, and a press-out circus for Wally fans to put on their very own show. "Where's Wally?" celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012 and has become a global phenomenon. 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.
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    This is a new novelty format for the "Where's Wally?" series. The search for Wally and his friends continues with this new phenomenal postcard book in the "Where's Wally?" series. Each scene has been carefully selected from all seven classic titles to provide a sending opportunity for all occasions. Send to other Wally Watchers or keep the postcards for yourself! Either way, join the search and create your very own "Where's Wally?" paper chase. This title features 30 postcards (165X120mm). Wally has reached celebrity status! He has appeared in the 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.
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    The search-and-find books of a generation, Where's Wally? books have been entertaining readers for over 25 years and with our Book People exclusive Where's Wally? Collection, readers (or seekers) can search for Wally through the scenes of Martin Handford's first five Where's Wally? titles.

    With each book containing 12 busy, double-page scenes, this fun-filled collection makes the perfect gift for all ages - from young children who are yet to be introduced to the wonderful world of Wally, to adults who wish to revisit best-loved characters of their childhood.

    From the ski slopes to the sports stadium and outer space, our Where's Wally? Collection makes for an amazing keepsake for all Where's Wally? fans!

    Slipcase/folder not included.
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    A new generation of Where's Wally? fans can join in the hunt for our well-loved spectacled friend. Finding Wally is never easy, but the challenge has been made even greater with these mini paperbacks. Luckily the accompanying Wally magnifier (with striped handle) will help in the search for Wally and the hundreds of other things to spot. Five adventures are featured: Where's Wally?, Where's Wally Now?, Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey, Where's Wally? In Hollywood, Where's Wally? The Wonder Book. So grab a magnifying glass - the super-hard search is on!
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    Wally and his friends invite you on an extraordinary journey to find their most precious possessions. Hours of fun and things to do! Sensational! Help Wally find his misplaced key, Wenda find her camera, Woof dig up his bone, Wizard Whitebeard locate his scroll and Odlaw hunt for his binoculars, completing all the activities on the way. This stupendous compendium features over a hundred pages of searches, puzzles, spot-the-differences, mazes, word games, doodles, riddles, matching games and much more. Wow! "Where's Wally?" celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012 and has become a global phenomenon. The series has sold over 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.
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    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.
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    Wow! Face the most fiendish and fantastical Wally challenge yet! Join Wally on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Hidden in every intricately-detailed scene are Wally and his friends - so let the hunt begin! Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this third classic Wally adventure comes with a striking new cover. Amazing!
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    Lost for thousands of years. Hidden among thousands of people. Let the search for Wally begin...again! Wally-Watchers, get ready to dive into the past - and maybe the future - on your search for the mischevious Wally and friends. Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this second classic Wally adventure comes with a striking new cover. Wow! Amazing!
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    Hey Wally watchers! Join the hunt for Wally in this wonderful adventure! Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous Wonderlands! Wally and friends are hiding in every detailed scene. Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this fifth classic Wally adventure comes with a striking new cover. Wow! Amazing!
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    This is the seventh classic title in the internationally famous "Where's Wally?" series, featuring a side-splittingly hilarious fold-out game - with press-out counters and tongue-twister forfeit cards - and a press-out circus to put on your very own show. Plus, even more astounding scenes where the search for Wally and his friends continues. It's an uproar! Have you found Wally yet? "The Where's Wally?" books are a worldwide phenomenon, selling more than 47 million copies worldwide in over 30 countries and 25 languages, including Egyptian, Korean and Hebrew. Wally has reached celebrity status; such is his popularity that he has appeared in the primetime American TV shows Frasier, "The Simpsons and Friends", as well as on the 1000th anniversary cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years.
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    Wally's stupendous new adventure is nothing short of a masterpiece. A Where's Wally? for the Tate Modern generation, the book is filled with a host of extra puzzles and activities to complete the game. This is a triumphant return for the speccy, bobble-hatted one.
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    A crafty Wally book bursting with over 1,000 stickers. Get ready for some stupendous fun with this neat little Wally book filled to the brim with stickers ready to be stuck here, there and everywhere! The sticker sheets echo themes of the classic Wally scenes from the original books, such as The Airport and The Riddle of the Pyramids, while at the start of each new sticker section, Wally and each of his friends introduce the reader to creative ideas that they can do with the stickers: make mini crowd scenes, scribe sensational stories, and even build a board game! But the fun doesn't stop there! Wally fans will also be inspired to have their own Where's Wally? hunt with the character-based stickers that can be hidden in all manner of places, encouraging Wally-watchers to invite their own friends to join in the search! There are even "I found Wally!" stickers! How fun-tastic!
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    Join Wally and his friends in this sensational Santa themed sticker activity book. A new format for the Where's Wally? programme, with 24 pages of wintry sticker-based activities (spot the differences, games, mazes, searches and much more) and six sticker sheets bursting with hundreds of stickers to complete them. Full of new art from Martin Handford throughout and a gatefold page on the inside back cover featuring a fantastic "Create Your Own Where's Wally?" scene. Hours of festive fun!
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    Bring busy Where's Wally? scenes to life by colouring them in and search for hundreds of things as you go. What colours will you choose? Can you find Wally and his lost colouring pencils in every scene too (the hunt is even trickier in black and white!)? When you reach the end of the book, read the checklists for even more things to flick back and find! Wow! With good quality art paper and sturdy front and back flaps, this book can be enjoyed by young and old artists alike!
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    An easily-portable mini edition of this Where's Wally? classic, which includes a magnifying lens! Join the art 'tastic adventure and search for the speccy, bobble-hatted one among the puzzling portraits and all the extremely epic exhibitions - and there are lots of other things to find too. Let the great picture hunt begin!
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    An easily portable mini edition of this Where's Wally? classic. Use the handy magnifying lens to search for Wally and his friends as they travel to the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt and the Vikings, right through to a future world in space! There are all sorts of other things to look for too, ensuring endless hours of fun! Wow! Amazing!
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    Wow! Wally and his friends are in the land where dreams are made. This book lets you hunt for Wally and his friends, who are hidden in intricately-detailed scenes. It also includes a magnifying glass.
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    Have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities as you wander through the pages of this book with Wally and friends! Scale castle walls and ancient Aztec temples as you complete games, crack written riddles, get creative by drawing your own Egyptian city and doodling inside speech bubbles, make animal tangrams, find silhouettes in busy picture puzzles and much, much more! Can you also unearth Wally's precious gem? There are over 100 incredible stickers and lots of extra things to find and do!
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    Join Wally is on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands. This book lets you hunt for Wally and his friends who are hidden in intricately-detailed scenes. It also includes a magnifying glass.
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    Have fun solving crazy conundrums and amazing activities that are out of this world with Wally and friends! Play tangle line teasers, find your way out of a space race maze, unscramble muddled up words, crack alien codes, match and spot the differences in busy picture puzzles, get creative by colouring in, complete a planet hop game and much, much more! Can you also find Wally's super special star? There are over 100 crazy cosmic stickers and lots of extra things to find and do!
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    Although he's always been hard to find, it's clear to see that Wally of Where's Wally? fame is one of the most popular children's characters around.

    This sticker and activity book allows children to join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof as they enjoy some out-of-this world adventures.

    The gang are on the hunt for treasure and there are hundreds of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles to complete. This is a must for children who love Wally and who love being creative.
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    Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous Wonderlands! Wally and friends are hiding in every detailed scene. Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this fifth classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Amazing!