Waldo Is Turning 30 (& There Are New Books to Celebrate!)

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Believe it or not, that wandering wayfarer you’ve come to love is turning 30! To mark the momentous occasion (and distract you from feeling a wee bit old) creator Martin Handford and publisher Candlewick Press have released four new books so you can introduce your kiddos to Waldo all over again. Read on to find out where to spot Waldo, wandering wizards, Wanda and all the characters you’ve come to love over the years.

Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere

The newest edition to the Waldo collection, this one is a compilation of Waldo’s favorite adventures from all of the books! Revisit some of the most memorable travels and see if you can actually find Waldo plus play new games with this beautiful, hardcover tribute to the very best of Waldo. $19.99. Ages: 5-9.

Releases September 26. Preorder here.

Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection

Heading out on your own travels? Take along this compact version of the Waldo classics with seven adventures from some of the best of Waldo’s journeys, along with postcards you can cover. Perfect for a plane ride or long car trip, or even a wait in the doctor’s office!
$14.99. Ages: 5-9. Shop it here.

Where’s Waldo? The Coloring Collection

You might want to join in the fun on this incredibly detailed coloring book that not only offers find-and-seek adventures but also hours of coloring pleasure. Also contains activities. Grab your favorite markers or pencils and get going!
$12.99. Ages: 5-9. Buy it now.

Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition

The classic never gets old but especially when the author has recreated it. This special anniversary edition of Waldo’s very first adventure includes a letter from Waldo (in which he reflects on his three decades wandering) and an entirely new scene based on the very first Waldo scene in the book. $7.99. Ages:5-9. Get your copy here.

What’s your favorite Waldo book? 

—Amber Guetebier

all images courtesy Candlewick Press

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