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Martin Handford - Author

About the 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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Featured books by Martin Handford

Other books by Martin Handford

Where's Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book! Over 500 Differences to Spot!

Where's Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book! Over 500 Differences to Spot!

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The ultimate search-and-find book with a twist! Join Wally for a fun day at the museum. Search for Wally and his friends amongst the amazing artefacts and exciting exhibitions. And that's not all: this book contains over 500 challenging differences to spot! A totally essential test for eagle-eyed Wally-Watchers!

Where's Wally? Exciting Expeditions Search! Play! Create Your Own Stories!

Where's Wally? Exciting Expeditions Search! Play! Create Your Own Stories!

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

This terrific, travel-sized Where's Wally? book is full of searches, games and creative activities. Solve perplexing puzzles, personalise your travel checklist, design your own time machine and more. Plus, keep track of your own journeys with fun prompts, facts and challenges. And don't forget to search for Wally - he's hiding in every scene! This search-and-find book also comes with a bonus sensational story card game! Fourth in a series of travel-sized Wally titles - look out for The Totally Essential Travel Collection, The Colouring Collection and Games on the Go! on your adventures!

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The fifth classic Wally adventure has received the deluxe treatment! Featuring all new bonus content, a poster and ever more things to search for! This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? The Wonder Book includes even more searches! Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander around the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous wonderlands! Search for Wally and his friends in every intricately-detailed scene. This special deluxe edition includes a striking new jacketed cover; an original poster of Odlaw on the underside of the jacket; a spot-the-difference game on the self-cover; a gatefold with a new visual of the checklist on every spread; a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread; and new things to search for! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search

Where's Wally? The Spectacular Spotlight Search

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Just when you thought you'd mastered the art of finding Wally, along comes a whole new twist. Can you find Wally in the dark? It's Wally like you've never seen him before! Use the paper spotlight searcher as a magic torch to illuminate the six classic scenes. The trick is to carefully move the magic slider around until the right spot is revealed. Each spectacular scene contains Wally and his friends, along with bonus hidden content and additional games on every page. The ultimate search-and-find book, with a night-time twist! All light-up magic is designed from paper, and extra spotlight searchers are available to print from online. No batteries necessary. The Where's Wally? series has sold over 71.5 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular

Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

This sensational Santa-themed Wally activity book is bursting with hundreds of stickers. There are loads of wintry sticker-based activities including spot the differences, games, mazes, searches and much more... including a fold-out back cover that you can use to create you very own Where's Wally? scene. Perfect for Christmas gifting, this book is hours of festive fun!

Where's Wally? Destination: Everywhere! 12 classic scenes as you've never seen them before!

Where's Wally? Destination: Everywhere! 12 classic scenes as you've never seen them before!

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Celebrate the first 30 years of Where's Wally? with this exclusive anniversary album from Wally to his fans. Join Wally as he handpicks his top ten journeys of all time, with lots of terrific twists! Fantastic scenes are revisited in Wally's very own scrapbook bursting with art, new things to search for and additional eye-boggling games to play. An amazing gift for the ultimate fan of the bespectacled red-and-white striped traveller in his 30th anniversary year! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million copies worldwide.

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Now the fourth title in the classic Wally adventures gets the deluxe treatment! This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? In Hollywood includes even more searches! Lights, camera, action! Wally visits the land where dreams are made in this classic activity book! He meets directors and actors, walks through the crowds of extras, and sees behind the scenes. Search for the speccy, bobble-hatted one and his friends in every intricately-detailed scene. A favourite title rebranded for a new generation of Wally fans! Included: a striking new jacketed cover; an original poster of Wenda on the underside of the jacket; a spot-the-difference game on the self-cover; a gatefold with a new visual of the checklist on every spread; a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread; new things to search for! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? At Sea Activity Book

Where's Wally? At Sea Activity Book

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Wally is going on a splashing adventure out at sea. Join him (and don't forget to pack a pen or pencil)! Have fun playing puzzling puzzles and amazing activities with Wally and friends in this beach, boat and sea based book! Untangle fishing lines; solve a boat race riddle; match seaside silhouettes; track down pirate treasure on a map; join up words in a message in a bottle; colour and doodle an underwater scene; pair up fishing net sets and much, much more! Can you also discover the location of Wally's lost shell? There are over 100 tremendous stickers and lots of extra things to find and do!

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Author: Martin Handford Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Now the third title in the classic Wally adventures gets the deluxe treatment! This deluxe edition of Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey includes even more searches! Wizard Whitebeard has set Wally a challenge: to find twelve scrolls scattered throughout magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Only once Wally has found the scrolls will he discover a truth about himself. Join Wally on his quest, searching among the watery world of the deep-sea divers, the castle of the nasty nasties, the playing fields of the great ball-game players and many, many more! A favourite title rebranded for a new generation of Wally fans! Included: a striking new jacketed cover; an original poster of Wizard Whitebeard on the underside of the jacket; a spot-the-difference game on the self-cover; a gatefold with a new visual of the checklist on every spread; a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread; new things to search for!

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2011

Get ready for Wally's bamboozling mini book picture hunt! An easily-portable mini edition of this Where's Wally? classic, which includes a magnifying lens! Join the art 'tastic adventure and search for the speccy, bobble-hatted one among the puzzling portraits and all the extremely epic exhibitions - and there are lots of other things to find too. Let the great picture hunt begin! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book

Where's Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

A novelty format for the Where's Wally? series - a brilliant selection of postcards for every occasion. This phenomenal Where's Wally? postcard book contains 30 fabulous postcards of scenes selected from the 7 classic Wally books. Have hours of fun searching for Wally and his friends on the postcards, or send them to fellow Wally Watchers - you'll find there's an appropriate postcard for any occasion!

Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase

Where's Wally? The Incredible Paper Chase

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2010

The seventh classic title in the internationally famous Where's Wally? series. This seventh classic Where's Wally? adventure is full of interactive fun! As Wally travels through more amazing worlds, he drops a tiny piece of paper in each scene - can you find it? There are lots of other things to find too. Also included is a fabulous fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game, and a press-out circus so Wally fans can put on their very own show! Wow! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Hey, Wally watchers! Join the hunt in this wonderful mini edition with free magnifying glass. Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous Wonderlands! Wally and friends are hiding in every detailed scene. Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this fifth classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally Now?

Where's Wally Now?

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Start searching for Wally as he travels through time in this classic mini-edition with free magnifying lens. An easily portable mini edition of this Where's Wally? classic. Use the handy magnifying lens to search for Wally and his friends as they travel to the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt and the Vikings, right through to a future world in space! There are all sorts of other things to look for too, ensuring endless hours of fun! Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Lights, camera, action! Join the hunt for Wally in Hollywood in this mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Wally and his friends are in the land where dreams are made, and they're hidden in every intricately-detailed scene. So let the hunt begin! Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this fourth classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally?

Where's Wally?

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million copies worldwide. Start the search for Wally in this mini version of the original eye-boggling classic! An easily portable mini-edition of the classic book that launched the global phenomenon, Where's Wally! With a handy magnifying lens, there's hours of fun to be had searching for Wally and his friends - and much more - in all the intricately detailed scenes as they travel all over the world.

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Face the fiendish and fantastical Wally challenge in this classic mini-edition with free magnifying glass. Join Wally on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands. Hidden in every intricately-detailed scene are Wally and his friends - so let the hunt begin! Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this third classic Wally adventure comes in a fiendish mini edition with free magnifying glass. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Get ready for Wally's bamboozling picture hunt In this classic activity book! Where's Wally? is a global phenomenon, and this stupendous adventure is nothing short of a masterpiece! Find Wally and his friends in each of the intricately-designed scenes as they go on a real Art Adventure. There are lots of other things to search for too, as well as a host of extra puzzles and activities. The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Where's Wally? The Great Picture Hunt

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

'Where's Wally?' for the Tate Modern generation, this work contains a whole host of extra puzzles and activities, and special stickers to complete the game.

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Where's Wally? In Hollywood

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Lights, camera, action! Join the hunt for Wally in Hollywood! Wally visits the land where dreams are made in this classic activity book! He meets directors and actors, walks through the crowds of extras, and sees behind the scenes. Search for the speccy, bobble-hatted one and his friends in every intricately-detailed scene. There's are lots of eye-boggling extras too in this fourth bestselling Wally book! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally Now?

Where's Wally Now?

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Search for Wally as he travels through time in this classic Wally activity book! Wally and his friends travel through time in this second best-selling classic adventure. Search for them as they visit the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, the Vikings ... right through to the space world of the future. There are all sorts of other things to look for, too. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Wow! Another fiendish and fantastical challenge in Wally's third classic activity book! Join Wally on his quest through magical and bizarre fantasy lands in his third best-selling classic adventure. Hidden in every intricately-detailed scene are Wally and his friends - so let the hunt begin! Search for them in the land of the unfriendly giants, the watery world of the deep-sea divers, the castle of the nasty nasties, the playing fields of the great ball-game players ... Full of eye-boggling extras, there's hours of fun to be had! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

Where's Wally?

Where's Wally?

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million copies worldwide. Start the search for Wally in the original eye-boggling classic activity book! The original book which kick-started the worldwide Wally phenomenon! Search for Wally and his friends as they hike round the world - on the beach, at the train station, at sea ... They're fiendishly hidden in every intricately-detailed scene - and there are lots of other things to look for too. Hours of fun and games await.

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book

Author: Martin Handford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2007

Hey Wally watchers! Join the hunt for Wally in his fifth wonderful adventure! Wally is now a global phenomenon, and this book is truly Wonder-full! Take the Wally challenge and go up and down the Corridors of Time, wander around the Fantastic Flower Garden, witness the Mighty Fruit Fight, visit Clown Town and see many other wondrous Wonderlands! Wally and friends are hiding in every detailed scene. Full of eye-boggling extras and hours of fun, this is the fifth classic Wally adventure. Wow! Amazing! The Where's Wally? series has sold over 72 million books worldwide.

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