Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Where's Waldo?: Exciting Expeditions - Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

 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!

What did you do on vacation? Waldo’s latest travel-size collection features puzzles, searches, and prompts for writing about your own adventures.



Age Range: 5 - 9 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
Series: Where's Waldo?
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (February 12, 2019)


My Review:

If, by chance, you're not familiar with Waldo he is a male character who travels the world and blends in with crowds.  His trademark outfit includes blue pants, a red and white striped shirt and stocking hat, and glasses.  In the Where's Waldo? books, it's up to you to pick Waldo out from a crowded scene.  If you are familiar with Waldo, then you already know that it's not easy to spot Waldo among the backdrop.

Take your visual senses on a journey with Where's Waldo? Exciting Expeditions.  This book showcases Waldo on several adventures.  Not only is it up to you to find Waldo, it's also up to you to find many other objects within the settings.  For instance, you may be asked to search for a dog bone, a certain book, or a particular animal.  You can check off the box beside each item you find.  

Besides being on the hunt to find Waldo, other fun things within this travel-sized book are puzzles, games and activities.  You may be asked to spot ten differences between two pictures, write out an escape plan, or even write out what sea dwellers are thinking.  In addition, there's pages for someone to write out their own adventures by detailing where they went and what they saw there.  Cut-out cards hidden within the pockets at the front and back of the book create even more "find-it" fun.

This book will keep you busy for hours, and it definitely makes you use your noggin.  Because the book is smaller, the figures and pictures are on a more stunted scale.  It makes looking for specifics  more of a challenge.  But, otherwise, this is a book that will keep you entertained and engaged.

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37 comments:

Donna B. said...

One of my favorite places that I've traveled is definitely Disney World! My family had so much fun!

aperry said...

Hawaii was beautiful and relaxing.

mail4rosey said...

That's fun that it gives you space to write. We like Waldo books.

monique s said...

I travelled to china and that was my favorite trip

Lauryn R said...

I haven't been to that many exciting places. But I guess I would say living in Orlando Florida during my college days was the most exciting. I worked at Universal Studios City Walk too.

Maggie Armstrong said...

It's a toss up between Disney World and Gatlinburg. I honestly lean towards Gatlinburg just because our cabin was soooo secluded in the mountains, the weather was perfect and no crowds or lines. LOL!

Autumn said...

I went to San Francisco in middle school and loved it. It was the first time I visited a city that had so much history.

Renee said...

Savannah, GA, Hilton Head Island, SC, and Orlando, FL only because of Disney!

An Apel a Day said...

I really liked Mesa Verde. We ran over a bear there, but it was a cool spot. There were a bunch of motorcycles behind us, so we couldn't stop suddenly. Thankfully our vehicle was ok, but the poor bear was not. :( Very cool things to see there though!

bison61 said...

one of my favorite places to visit is Colorado

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wen budro said...

I enjoyed visiting Sweden. It's a beautiful country. I love the Where's Waldo? books.

Dawn Ballo said...

My favorite place to visit is Panama City Beach FL.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

My favorite trip was when I went with my high school choir to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall, it was an experience of a lifetime.

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite vacation was to Hawaii.

Laura B said...

Disney World is my favorite! We are going back in September. I also really love Chicago.

Sara R said...

I loved going on a cruise in Alaska!

nicolesender said...

I loved traveling to Michigan in the summertime. Had a great time swimming and fishing.

Karen said...

One of my favorite places I visited was a small island Batam.

Abigail said...

My favorite trip ever was a safari in South Africa - it was mind blowing!

Kristen said...

I really like the coast of Maine.

Tamra Phelps said...

I haven't traveled a lot, but as a kid, I went on family vacations to Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, every Summer. I loved it. It was a great place for kids with their pools, mazes, etc.

Jan Lee said...

One of my favorite places I've traveled to is Washington, D.C. :)

Sara said...

I loved visiting Ireland and getting to experience the fun of Irish pubs.

Edye Nicole said...

Going to Florida~

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mahnrafjtb said...

I haven't traveled much. It was fun to travel to Florida and go to Busch Gardens and Sea World. I would love to travel more. btjfarnham@yahoo.com

Nicole Martin said...

My favorite was when I went to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands... So beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Disney World since I don't live very far from it.

Katherine said...

I loved Maui and hope to go back someday

Aschein07 said...

New York was my favorite place I have visited so far.

Kelly Skibbe said...

Traveling all across Europe was my favorite

Sandra Preti said...

I loved New Zealand!

Leela said...

Italy was beautiful.

Lyn said...

We've been to Australia and loved it.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I went to Washington DC on my high school senior trip.

dlhaley said...

We went to The Smokey Mountains, North Carolina.

lkw1974 said...

Destin, Florida is my favorite place

starzine said...

Traveled to Saint Lucia.