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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.


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Martin Handford Books

  • Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATCEQ
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATBRP
    Paperback
    (1)
    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!
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  • Where's Wally?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AAJJC
    Paperback
    (1)

    The first book in the fantastic Where?s Wally? series, this addictive hide-and-seek book features a number of scenes in which the red and white striped hero is fiendishly hidden away. Hours of fun can be had searching for Wally and his friends in Martin Handford?s superbly detailed scenes ? making this the perfect gift for children to take anywhere, particularly on long journeys.

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  • Where's Wally? in Outer Space

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATCBB
    Paperback
    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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  • Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AHAPF
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally? In Hollywood

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AIPAD
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally? In Hollywood

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATBZZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    (1)
    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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  • Where's Wally? At Sea

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AUOQN
    Paperback
    Have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities with Wally and friends in this beach, boat and sea based book! Untangle fishing lines; solve a boat race riddle; match seaside silhouettes; track down pirate treasure on a map; join up words in a message in a bottle; colour and doodle an underwater scene; pair up fishing net sets and much, much more! Can you also discover the location of Wally's lost shell? There are over 100 tremendous stickers and lots of extra things to find and do!
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  • Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATCDL
    Paperback
    Face the fiendish and fantastical Wally challenge in this classic mini-edition with free magnifying glass. 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 in a fiendish mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.
  • Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BCVDU
    Paperback
    The totally essential travel companion, now with six postcards to colour in! Seven sensational classic Where's Wally? books packed into a handy travel-sized edition. All the wondrous Wally worlds in one, with gold foiled stripes on the cover, an elastic close and six postcards to colour in and send to your friends. Wherever you're going, however you're travelling - join the spectacular search for Wally. Wow! Have YOU found Wally yet?
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  • Where's Wally Now?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AAJIZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AAJKF
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally? Across Lands

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ATCGQ
    Paperback
    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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  • Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box - 5 Books & Magnifying Glass

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ALHTO
    Paperback
    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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  • Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AAJJD
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BTIZL
    Hardback
    The fifth classic Wally adventure has received the deluxe treatment! Featuring all new bonus content, a poster and ever more things to search for! This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? The Wonder Book includes even more searches! Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander around the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous wonderlands! Search for Wally and his friends in every intricately-detailed scene. This special deluxe edition includes a striking new jacketed cover; an original poster of Odlaw on the underside of the jacket; a spot-the-difference game on the self-cover; a gatefold with a new visual of the checklist on every spread; a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread; and new things to search for!
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  • Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BRYAL
    Hardback
    Hey! Who turned out the lights? It's Wally like you've never seen him before... turn the pages and search six spectacular darkened scenes! Use the paper spotlight searcher inside as a magic torch by sliding it across the page to reveal Wally and his friends. Each scene contains all five classic characters plus bonus hidden content. With additional games and challenges on every page, and bundles of Wally's signature charm, Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search is a must-have for new and experienced Wally-Watchers everywhere! All light-up magic is designed from paper, and extra spotlight searchers are available to print from online, no batteries necessary.
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  • Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BQYYU
    Paperback
    This sensational Santa-themed Wally activity book is bursting with hundreds of stickers. There are loads of wintry sticker-based activities including spot the differences, games, mazes, searches and much more... including a fold-out back cover that you can use to create you very own Where's Wally? scene. Perfect for Christmas gifting, this book is hours of festive fun!
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  • Where's Wally? Destination: Everywhere!

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: BKGXO
    Hardback
    Celebrate the first 30 years of Where's Wally? with this exclusive anniversary album from Wally to his fans.Join Wally as he handpicks his top ten journeys of all time, with lots of terrific twists! Fantastic scenes are revisited in Wally's very own scrapbook bursting with art, new things to search for and additional eye-boggling games to play. An amazing gift for the ultimate fan of the bespectacled red-and-white striped traveller in his 30th anniversary year!
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  • Where's Wally? The Colouring Collection

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AZNOM
    Paperback
    A whole new Where's Wally? colouring book in a totally essential travel size! A transportable Where's Wally? colouring book to take with you on every adventure! There are pages upon pages of busy black and white pictures to enjoy using crayons, pens or pencils and small splashes of colour printed on the pages to give you inspiration. With a sturdy notebook binding and an elastic close, your creativity can journey with you wherever you wander to. Search for Wally and his lost colouring paint pots in every scene! Can you also find all of the things in the checklists at the end of the book? There's even an extra large fold-out dinosaur poster to colour in with friends. Wow! Have YOU found Wally yet?
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  • Where's Wally? Takes Flight

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AUOQM
    Paperback
    Have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities with Wally and friends as you soar through the pages of this book! Work your way out of a busy airport runway maze; match up dragons to their race day medals; solve birdy wordsearches and visual snap; colour in a nighttime dragon scene; apply rules to crazy clowns in hot air balloons; complete a luggage loop game; spot-the-differences and much, much more! Can you also track down Wally's lost feather? There are over 100 fantastic stickers and lots of extra things to find and do!
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  • Where's Wally Now?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AKVGA
    Hardback 3 years +
    Now the second title in the classic Wally adventures gets the deluxe treatment! Travel back in time with Wally on a historical journey of the world, spotting a multitude of fun things along the way! Visit the Stone Age and find charging woolly rhinos, sail with the Vikings and spot a helmet of smoke, before zooming into the future to search for aliens! A favourite title rebranded for a new generation of Wally fans - and educational too! Included: a striking new jacketed cover; an original poster of Woof on the underside of the jacket; a spot-the-difference game on the self-cover; a gatefold with a new visual of the checklist on every spread; a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread; new things to search for! It has a fresh new look for classic Wally hardcover! The Where's Wally? series has sold 60 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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  • Where's Wally?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: AEBUN
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Where's Wally?

    Martin Handford

    Product Code: ACGTO
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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