Where's Wally? : the totally essential travel collection by Martin Handford

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Walker Books, 2017. ISBN 9781406375718
(Age: 5+) Highly recommended. Picture puzzles. Where's Wally? : the totally essential travel collection collects together all seven of the Where's Wally books : Where's Wally, Where's Wally now?, Where's Wally? 3 : the fantastic journey, Where's Wally in Hollywood, Where's Wally the Wonder Book, Where's Wally the great picture hunt and Where's Wally the incredible paper chase. As well there are six postcards to colour in.
Fans of the Where's Wally books will be delighted to see all seven book collected together and travellers young and old will love spending time trying to find Wally as he goes on many adventures. Before the start of each of Wally's adventures, there is a checklist of other things to find, as well as searching out Wally in the pages, so hours could be spent just going through any one of the stories.
I thoroughly enjoyed just opening the pages at random and trying to find Wally - one real challenge was 'Where's Wally the musical', where there are literally hundreds of Wally look alikes in the chorus lines. And then there's the 'Land of Woofs', where Woof has to be found among a myriad of dogs in striped coats. He is the only one with five red stripes on his tail!
As the title suggests this would be a fabulous book to give as a present to anybody embarking on a long trip.
Pat Pledger