Shop Local, Find Waldo

Waldo is coming to town! During the month of July, indie bookstores across Canada are participating in Find Waldo Local, a scavenger hunt designed to celebrate Waldo and local businesses.

Bookstores chose local businesses to display a small Waldo standee in their store, encouraging customers to go on their own Waldo search. Each customer will receive a “Find Waldo Local” stamp card and will get a stamp every time they find Waldo in the participating stores. People who fill up their stamp card will get a chance to win a set of Waldo books as well as other merchandise! And some indies are even celebrating with a Waldo-themed party at the end of the month.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out the list of participating bookstores and start looking for our stripey friend in your neighborhood!

Photo credit: Mill Street Books (Almonte)

Photo credit: Whodunit (Winnipeg)

Photo credit: McNally Robinson (Winnipeg)

Photo credit: Once Upon a Bookstore (Kelowna)

Shop the Waldo collection:

Where’s Waldo? Awesome Adventures
By Martin Handford
64 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Paperback
ISBN 9781536216875 | Candlewick
Going somewhere? Staycationing at home? Slip this awesome, travel-size Waldo compendium into a backpack for fun and games wherever you may be. Whether on the road or just hanging out, keep boredom at bay with a handy collection of Waldo adventures featuring puzzles, searches, mazes, games, and more – including complimentary game cards and a poster. Divided into five sections, each for a different character – Waldo, Wenda, Woof, Odlaw, and Wizard Whitebeard – this compact flexi-back volume can easily go anywhere you do, with a handy elasticized closure for wrapping things up when your day’s adventures are done.

Where’s Waldo? The Boredom Buster Book: 5-Minute Challenges
By Martin Handford
220 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9781536211450 | Candlewick
Waldo’s ultimate antidote to “there’s nothing to do” brims with searches, puzzles, and games of all stripes – plus a five-minute challenge on each page. Flying off on vacation or taking a long car ride? Stuck inside for hours on a rainy day? Fend off boredom with this hefty compendium of searches and activities featuring everyone’s favorite wanderer and his wily friends. You’ll find mazes, matching games, connect-the-dots, coloring pages, word searches, quizzes, and more, all guaranteed to occupy sharp-eyed fans.

Where’s Waldo? Double Trouble at the Museum
By Martin Handford
32 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Paperback
ISBN 9781536224405 | Candlewick
Maybe you’re good at spotting Waldo. But can you spot the difference? Head to the museum, where even the sharpest eyes are seeing double. Waldo is wandering through the museum, where there are some devilishly difficult differences to decipher. Finding Waldo and his buddies is hard enough, but who can spot the minutiae that separate one Egyptian tablet from another? The dastardly details that make two maritime scenes unalike? The itty-bitty discrepancies between the vintage books and scrolls? With more than five hundred differences to be delineated, this spin on the art of spotting Waldo – now available in paperback – will have fans of all ages lining up to take a look.

Where’s Waldo? Exciting Expeditions
By Martin Handford
72 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Paperback
ISBN 9781536206708 | Candlewick
What did you do on vacation? Waldo’s latest travel-size collection features puzzles, searches, and prompts for writing about your own adventures. On the road again? Planning a vacation? Be sure to pack this compact compendium full of things to spot, story games to play, and puzzles to create, featuring the elusive Waldo and his wily friends. Want a creative challenge to boot? Check out the writing prompts for making up your own stories, plus bonus journal pages inviting you to record your own travel escapades and a creative story game with twenty-four cards. Move over, Waldo – there’s more than one intrepid traveler in town!

Where’s Waldo? The Great Speed Search
By Martin Handford
24 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9781536228618 | Candlewick
Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate search-and-find champion? Are your eagle eyes in focus? Waldo summons you to a search-off! Just take a seat opposite a friend or family member and open up this book of adventures, designed to lie perfectly flat between you so each can search one side of the spread. Try racing against the clock or go head-to-head with your fellow Waldo-hunter, then turn the book around and start again. To keep things interesting, every spread has a different theme (Team Fruit versus Team Cake, anyone?), while extra games and checklist challenges keep the momentum going. So get ready, set . . . may the worthiest Waldo-watcher win!

Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
By Martin Handford
172 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Paperback
ISBN 9781536224399 | Candlewick
The travel companion that Waldo fans can’t get enough of – now with all the classic adventures! Waldo seekers on their own voyages will be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:
Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Waldo Now?
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood
Where’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!
Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase

Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Waldo Watcher Collection
By Martin Handford
216  Pages | Ages 5-9 | Paperback
ISBN 9781536215113 | Candlewick
A collection for only the most diligent of searchers! Complete the picture and find your favorite Where’s Waldo? adventures in one sensational slipcase. Ready yourself for hours of searching with this slipcase full of Waldo’s best-selling adventures. This cool collection features seven puzzling classics – each including a spread full of new games and searches, and redesigned with a cohesive new look. Line them all up and you may even find the titular wanderer along their spines! Inside you’ll find:
Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Waldo Now?
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood
Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
Where’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt
Where’s Waldo? The Great Paper Chase

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