Watch Waldo Wander
- What: Where’s Waldo? books
- When: Ages 3 and up
- Why: Entertaining, classic, amazing detail
- Where: Amazon
Have you found Waldo(aka Wally depending on where you are)? He originally wandered into my life as a child at the height of his popularity, but my children have recently rediscovered the joys of finding him.
Much like other look and find books, Waldo encourages them to observe and search the increasingly details scenes. Waldo appears only once on each page, so the books require no counting skills. The varied scenes appeal to almost any age with their bright colors, though the pages can be torn with too much enthusiasm.
Seeing who can spot Waldo first will keep all three of my kids going page after page. They haven’t found the myriad of other characters lurking about on each spread, but once they lose a little interest, I can remind them to look. In addition to people, Waldo loses his stuff, and kids and adults alike can go back and start the search all over again at the beginning of the book for the missing items.
If you still need more searching, or you have more hours to kill while you wait, the back cover contains a list of items you can find in each scene. I’ve never made it through one list much less all of them, but the bang for the buck means I’m willing to travel with Waldo even with the large size.
At about the size of most picture books, Waldo comes in many different titles. Once your kids memorize his location everywhere in one book, you can move onto a new selection for more fun.