During the Summer, the girls were constantly asking me for things to do. And since they can only clean their rooms so many times I decided to look for activity books and workbooks to help keep them occupied. However, one of the coolest activity books was actually one that we reviewed from Candlewick Press called Where’s Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things by Martin Handford.
It’s a crazy compendium of puzzles! Hands-on games and teasers keep readers busy while Waldo and friends hunt for their own missing things.
Courtesy of Candlewick Press
This book is divided into 5 chapters all containing puzzles, games, mazes, doodles, and other fun challenges. When you get to the end of each chapter, you’re sent back to find a list of random items. And that’s not all. When you get to the end of the book, you’re sent back once again to see how many golden seals you can find amongst the pages.
We found that this is no ordinary activity book. I liked that pages were thicker than normal and filled with brightly colored images. Of course, there’s the usual “Where’s Waldo” puzzles but there’s also dot-to-dot, memory games, word puzzles, mazes, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, number puzzles, and more.
And on most of these pages, once you’ve completed the activity you also have to find hidden objects within the page. Very cool!
In addition to entertaining the kids while on Summer break, this would also be a great book to take along on a trip to keep the kids occupied. So far, it’s the best activity book we’ve seen!
Purchase your copy of Where’s Waldo? The Search for the Lost Things at Amazon.com for $10.39.
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This post was written for Candlewick Press who provided the complimentary copy in exchange for our honest review.
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