cover image The Great Waldo Search

The Great Waldo Search

Martin Handford, Author Little Brown and Company $14.95 (28p) ISBN 978-0-316-34282-7

Following Where's Waldo? and Find Waldo Now , the search for Waldo continues. Here, in 12 large, amazingly busy panels Waldo, in hallmark hat and red-striped sweater, travels through a diverse series of land- and seascapes. The reader is set the tasks of finding Waldo and helping him locate 12 scrolls. Over volcanic terrain, Waldo traipses past scores of battling monks; he visits ``the Castle of the Nasty Nasties'' populated by vampires and witches; and he meets deep-sea divers (wearing striped Waldo-colored trunks), and mermaids and monsters of the deep. In the final and most challenging panel, Waldo is in a land of Waldos--hundreds of them, and readers must identify the real Waldo. Checklists at the end offer hundreds of other things to look for in the book's minutely detailed drawings. Patient readers are guaranteed hours of enjoyment from this adventure book. All ages. (Nov.)