When I was a kid, I really loved the Where’s Waldo? books because not only did they keep me busy for a long time, but it was fun to make up stories for the craziness that went on inside.
To this day, I still enjoy looking at them. I marvel at Martin Handford’s talent to create a world full of characters.
All these characters are busy in the pictures. They’re working, goofing around, getting into mischief, trying to save themselves from calamity, schmoozing, etc.
Despite all the busy shenanigans going on, the reader is asked to seek out Waldo and his travelling companions and not to get distracted in this quest.
I think this is a good message in life. Every single day, we meet tons of people – on the bus, in the store, in a line-up, at the bank, and other places.
Many remain strangers, but we choose with who to build long-lasting relationships.
Even when life feels like an ant farm filled with people who can sometimes appear cold and heartless, it’s important to find and surround yourself with the right company. This is our fantastic journey.
I thought this would be fun to share especially since Hallowe’en is quickly approaching. You’ll see vampires, witches, mummies, and skeletons!
Below are some photos I took from 2 pages in Where’s Waldo?: The Fantastic Journey by Martin Handford.
Can you find Odlaw, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Woof, and Waldo?
A good (wo)man is hard to find! I’m thankful that I have met so many wonderful people through blogging! (And I’m relieved that none of you have fangs or thirst for blood…well, that I know of. )
My favourite part? The two cats in love even though their owners clearly disapprove. True love conquers all!
What was your favourite part? Do you still have your Where’s Waldo books?