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Martin Handford - Author

Martin Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and his earliest influences were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. At art college he continued to draw what he calls "busy and militarily correct battle scenes" which led to his job as a freelance illustrator specialising in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. Martin now gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources; films, visiting museums and art galleries, reading comics and books, and collecting ephemera and trivia. He is fascinated by crowds, and is attracted to their vibes, patterns and details – especially humour; "I love their movement and energy." Gradually, from all this meticulous research, the inspiration for a picture emerges, which Martin embellishes with his own ideas to create astonishing scenes. Each picture takes Martin months to draw. "As I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him," he explains. Read more about the author here.

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Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
Martin Handford
Small enough to slip into a rucksack or carry-on case, this compact volume includes all seven Where's Wally books in one; in other words, there are over 100 Wally scenes, teeming with people, creatures, visual jokes and strange things to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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Where's Wally? The Colouring Collection
Martin Handford
The colouring book of colouring books for kids and adults too! 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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Where's Wally?
Martin Handford
This is the 30th anniversary edition of the original classic picture book which kick-started the worldwide Where's Wally? phenomenon. It's a picture book that lets you search for Wally and his friends fiendishly hidden in every intricately-detailed scene. You can...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2017
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Where's Wally? Takes Flight Activity Book
Martin Handford
Join Wally and the gang as they take to the skies in this Where's Wally? Takes Flight Activity Book. Wally is going on an adventure up, up high in the skies. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Where's Wally? in Outer Space
Martin Handford
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Where's Wally? Across Lands
Martin Handford
Wally is going on an amazing adventure across ancient lands. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil) and have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities as you wander through the pages of this book with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Where's Wally? The Colouring Book
Martin Handford
The colouring book of colouring books for kids and adults too! 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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/03/2016
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Where's Wally? the Sticker Book!
Martin Handford
This funky Wally sticker book - for young and old alike! - is one of the best value and almost certainly the most fun sticker books ever published. Not only are there over 1000 stickers based on themes from famous...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Where's Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box - 5 Books & Magnifying Glass
Martin Handford
Best-selling Wally is lost on every spread of each of these five classic Where's Wally? titles. The mini library is beautifully presented in a sturdy box and comes with a vital magnifying glass to help find the missing hero in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Where's Wally Now?
Martin Handford
Best-selling Where's Wally? is back in a sumptuous new format. In addition to the familiar spreads, this edition has the addition of flaps which open to reveal all kinds of hidden surprises which have never been seen before including some...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase
Martin Handford
The search for Wally, his friends and their lost things continues! In this title, as Wally travels through more amazing worlds he drops a tiny piece of paper for you to find in every scene. It lets you find them...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/03/2013
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Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular - Sticker Book
Martin Handford
This Santa themed sticker activity book features 24 pages of wintry sticker-based activities (spot the differences, jigsaws, games, mazes, searches and more) and six sticker sheets bursting with hundreds of stickers to complete them. With new art from Martin Handford...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Where's Wally?
Martin Handford
This is the 25th anniversary edition of the original classic picture book which kick-started the worldwide Where's Wally? phenomenon. It's a picture book that lets you search for Wally and his friends fiendishly hidden in every intricately-detailed scene. You can...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Where's Wally? The Search for the Lost Things
Martin Handford
April 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling Wally celebrates 25 years of searching! Now he is back in a wonderful new book. This time it's not Wally who has to be found. He and his friends need help to track down...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Where's Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book Two
Martin Handford
Following the popularity of the Where's Wally? Phenomenal Postcard Book, this second postcard book contains 30 extraordinary scenes in which to search for Wally and his friends. It's a new selection compiled from each of the seven classic titles so...
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Format: Postcard book or pack | Released 01/03/2012
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