Author(s): Martin Handford
This is a fabulously festive sticker activity book with hundreds of stickers and a "Create Your Own Where's Wally?" scene. Join Wally and his friends in this sensational Santa themed sticker activity book. A new format for the "Where's Wally?" programme, with 24 pages of wintry sticker-based activities (spot the differences, jigsaws, games, mazes, searches and much more) and six sticker sheets bursting with hundreds of stickers to complete them. Full of new art from Martin Handford throughout and a gatefold page on the inside back cover featuring a fantastic "Create Your Own Where's Wally?" scene. Hours of festive fun! 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of "Where's Wally?" Wally has reached celebrity status! He has appeared in the primetime American TV shows "Frasier", "The Simpsons" and "Friends"; on the 1000th anniversary cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years; and on Google Earth.
Martin Handford spent most of his childhood drawing. "My earliest influences," he says, "were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. I attempted to recapture the excitement in my drawings, which started out as crowds of crude stick figures." He spent three years at art college and continued to draw "what were always busy and militarily correct battle scenes". After college, Martin worked as a freelance illustrator specialising in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. Each Wally picture takes Martin over eight weeks to draw. "As I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him," he explains.