Most folks have heard of the “Where’s Waldo?” books where readers try to find Waldo in a picture; it’s kind of like of puzzle and my children enjoyed the books/concept. In the original book, “Waldo” travels to ordinary destinations like the beach, the ski slopes and the zoo. I’ve always enjoyed the zoo.
There are pictures of crowds of people and the object is to simply find Waldo in the crowd. It’s actually quite fun and can keep children occupied for long periods of time. Each of these destinations has a postcard to the reader from Waldo, who tells you what is going on and a little about his destination.
Waldo sets out on his journey with 12 items that are supposed to help him on his journey through the book and to various places. He carries a walking stick, kettle, mallet, cup, backpack, sleeping bag, binoculars, camera, snorkel, belt, bag and shovel. Waldo manages to lose these things everywhere he goes and he is continually asking you/the reader to help the things he leaves behind.