Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Phenomenal Postcard Book






Seeing as how Waldo is the consummate traveler, what could be more perfect than a book of postcards from him? This little, I mean phenomenal, book contains 30 scenes taken from the seven previously published titles by Martin Handford. The iconic traveler is hidden on each and every one.

You might think it would be easier to locate the traveler on the smaller postcard sized pages, but I still found the task to be a challenge. Waldo is excellent at blending into the scenes. In addition to the main character, on the back of each card is a small checklist with three more items to find.   


This is the perfect sized book to toss into your suitcase for a trip. Better yet, pack it in the car and let the kids amuse themselves on the way there. Filling out postcards for their friends is the ideal activity to have on hand while on vacation; just remember to affix an post office approved stamp over the Waldo illustrated one. Remember how great it was to get your own mail as a kid? It's fun to be able to pass that on to the next generation, especially at a time when snail mail is being overtaken by email and social media.         

Review copy provided by Candlewick Press. 
 

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