Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey: Mini Edition Hardcover – August 1, 2002

4.5 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

See all 15 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, August 1, 2002
$9.00 $0.01

The Secret Lives of (more) Pets
I Won a What?
My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class
Quackers
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

The hottest thing in children's books since glass slippers. Newsweek --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Martin Handford, the man behind the mind-boggling Waldo books, began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes. "I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Waldo has taken on a life of his own," he says. "I’d like to inspire children to open their minds to explore subjects more, to be aware of what’s going on around them. I’d like them to see wonder in places that may not have occurred to them." Martin Handford lives in England.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Series: Where's Waldo?
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Act Min edition (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763619221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763619220
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 6.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,113,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I used to love these books in elementary school, I actually remember spending all the time our class was supposed to be at the library trying to hog the waldo books.This is clearly the best of the waldo series. I recomend this to anyone who has children or is just young at heart
1 Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I grew up with the Where's Waldo books and loved them. So when my 1 1/2 year old took to them too, I thought I'd order him his own set to preserve my own first editions. From my research, I knew that the newer characters had been added to the original drawings, and I had no problem with that.
The problems I have with the book are that they moved Waldo and did a hack job of it. My son looks for "Lallo" where he used to be and finds some new background character. But where was Waldo moved to? Martin Handford got lazy and didn't erase an old, inconsequential background character and redraw Waldo in their place--he drew him behind a crowd of extras so that only his head is showing. The same for Wenda and Co. They're all just heads peeking out from behind something. It's inorganic to the artwork. AND that makes it impossible for my son to spot. That might make it more challenging for older readers, but that totally defeats my purpose for buying the books. So if that's your purpose, I wouldn't recommend these new editions.
Also, the paperback version loses a lot of the heft and searchability of the hardcover format. If you're going to buy them, buy the hardcover ones. Or even better--eBay the originals.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
While looking into this Waldo book I had read reviews that stated, yes indeed, it's small. However, I wasn't expecting it to be impossible to see. Even using the magnifying glass, along with my reading glasses didn't help at all. I'm fairly certain that the ONLY species who could actually see the tiny print, would be a hawk, or a giant squid since they have amazing eyesight. So unless you are one of those creatures, don't bother buying it unless you want to end up with permanent crossed-eyes, or glaucoma.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Shera on December 18, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I suppose I learned my lesson by not reading the one 1-star review before purchasing. Now I have to add my own poor review.

I ordered this book as Christmas gifts for my three-year-old as well as my four-year-old niece.

Though excited with how quickly the books arrived, my excitement quickly dissipated when the first page I opened to revealed a castle full of vampires drinking blood from straws, cups and other beings.

My husband cleverly advised we simply rip out those two pages. It would've been a perfect plan except two pages over was another scene of red, ferocious dwarves violently fighting. Several pages over from that were two other pages full of underground demon-looking dragons. Every page was filled with some sort of medieval violence. If we pulled out all the terrifying pages, we'd be left with only the front and back covers.

We will definitely be returning this item. A book that gives my child nightmares until the next Christmas isn't on my shopping list for this year.
2 Comments 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My nearly 60 year old mom was laid off recently and has been bored out of her mind. She started keeping herself busy by completing hidden picture puzzles so I thought that she might like a Waldo book too. I got her this book and she was happy with it. It kept her busy for a while. I will say that the pictures have small people in them so she needed her reading glasses but overall she seemed to enjoy searching for good old Waldo.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It made my 23-year-old roommate STFU and stop fighting with her boyfriend. They would sit in their sleeping bag and concentrate to find Waldo, Walda, Odlaw, the wizard and that stupid dog. They would follow Waldo's adventures, learn to share and excercize their minds. Excellent gift for a hobo who lives in a tent with two other people, and who just needs some peace and quiet. Instant silence. The book is fun and is a funny work of art as well. Would recommend to anyone young and young at heart.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My friend who is has his PHD and a university Vice President bought this book for my son who is now a high school principal, when my son was 9 years old. He loved this book and I ended up buying him every Waldo book. Years later, I bought this book as a gift for a child in my Sunday School class. He can't put it down. There are so many objects to find other than Waldo. Adults love this book also...hours and hours ....days and days....weeks and weeks of fun !!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
"Once upon a time, Waldo embarked upon a fantastic journey. First, among a throng of gobbling gluttons, he met Wizard Whitebeard, who commanded him to find a scroll and then to find another at every stage of his journey. For when he had found 2 scrolls, he would understand the truth about himself."

And so begins another great Where's Waldo? book. You can just look for Waldo (as always), but you can also check each scene for Odlaw, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda and Woof. What's not to like?!?
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews