Where's Wally? The Colouring Book by Martin Handford

Where's Wally? The Colouring Book

Written by Martin Handford
Part of the Where's Wally? Series

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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 find Wally and his lost colouring pencils in every scene too (the hunt is even trickier in black and white!)?


Where's Wally? The Colouring Book by Martin Handford

Get your pens and pencils at the ready and join Wally for the ultimate colouring challenge!

When you reach the end of the book, read the checklists for even more things to flick back and find!

Wow! With specially design paper and sturdy front and back flaps, this book can be enjoyed by young and old artists alike!

Have more Where's Wally fun at www.whereswally.co.uk!


It's not unusual for books of this type to be described as 'giving hours of fun'. Well that doesn't apply here: there are weeks or even months of fun (or torture) to be had for a relatively modest cover price. The book has a soft back (but with flaps to keep your place) so isn't really going to work as a travelling colouring book, but the paper is of good quality and I tried them with felt tip markers and there was no bleed through on the reverse of the page. The Bookbag Subtitled The Ultimate Colouring Challenge, the book is jam packed with Where's Wally spreads - but with a difference! They are all in black-and-white. Keen and dextrous colourers will relish the challenge of creating their own pages for the book while also hunting for the elusive Wally who is even harder to find than ever with no distinctive coloured bobble hat to spot. The Guardian Online Try your hand at the ultimate creative challenge, a Where's Wally? colouring book. Each page includes wonderful scenes that are full of fantastic detail. As you colour them in, see if you can spot Wally and his lost pencils. This is the perfect book for eagle-eyed colouring champions. The Week Junior

About the Author

Martin Handford

Martin Handford published his first Where's Wally? book in 1987. 25 years later, his books have become a multi-million-selling, global success. Martin spent much of his childhood watching cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers which inspired him to draw scenes teeming with characters and action. At Art College he learned the craft of illustration developing a vibrantly colourful style which lost little when printed. As a freelance illustrator his witty, engaging images proved popular with numerous clients but his narrative strength came to the fore when Sebastian Walker offered him the opportunity to pour his imagination into a book. Now dedicated to Wally, Martin gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources including films; visiting museums and art galleries; reading comics and books; and collecting ephemera and trivia. He continues to be fascinated by crowds: their vibrancy, pattern, and range of detail and humour provide him with limitless source material: "I love their movement and energy." He is also constantly on the look-out for puns and wordplay to use in his pictures. Gradually, from all of this meticulous research, astonishing craft and patience his unique scenes are created. A picture takes Martin many months to draw, with Wally added "when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him," he explains.

Some Where's Wally? Facts:

Where’s Wally? is a publishing phenomenon! Over 56 million copies have been sold worldwide encompassing more than 30 languages in 38 countries.

Where’s Wally? held the record for the fastest selling children’s book of all time (until Harry Potter).

Where’s Wally? has been Number 1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List three times.

Across the globe, Wally has different names. In the United states Where’s Wally? is Where’s Waldo? and in France, Où Est Charlie?

5.6 million iPhone and iPad Where’s Wally? apps have been sold.

Wally has 3.9 million ‘Likes’ on Facebook.

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.

Fans love to dress up as Wally. The official Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Wally? was set by Street Performance World Championship in June 2011: 3,872 people took to the streets of Dublin, Ireland, in a sea of red and white stripes.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

17th March 2016




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