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Five Books in Five Days – Day 2: Where’s Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box…

November 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments

Welcome to our second day of The Picture Book Party: Five Books in Five Days, running in conjunction with PanMacmillan South Africa and Walker Books UK…

Day 2: Where’s Wally? The Magnificent Mini Book Box

While some books require sitting around and munching on hot chocolate desserts, other books require action… and Where’s Wally books tend to inspire us to action and lots of it… so we made some Magnificient Magnifying Glasses to help us find our friend Where’s Wally all over the place…

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But First A Bit About Wally

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This is a collection of five fantastic Where’s Wally books and luckily they come with a magnifying glass… because they are tiny. And I may not have mentioned this before… but once you start staring at a Where’s Wally page you just can’t stop… you have to find him and all his friends… HAVE TO!!!


We love Where’s Wally so much that we have taken him of a tour of our city before… In fact, I will tell you a secret… though we are a couple of years apart, Where’s Wally and I share a birthday…


If you have some time and you are looking for details… then happy hunting. the details are very detailed and it requires a certain amount of perseverance to keep on hunting…


But eventually you will find him… and turn the page and carry on…


These books generate hours of silence and the fact that you have to read the mini-books with a magnifying glass, just adds to the fun.

How to Make A Magnificent Magnifying Glass for Finding Where’s Wally in Se7en+1 Steps…

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Let’s Meet the Players:

  • Strong Cardboard
  • Paints
  • Contact Paper
  • A Tiny Picture of Where’s Wally, we had a couple of stickers…

Let’s Play the Game:

  1. Trim your cardboard into the shape of a magnifying glass…
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  3. Grab your paints and get painting, we used acrylics because we love the brightness.
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  5. While your paint is drying… pour over a Where’s Wally Book…
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  7. Now cut out two sheets of contact paper, one for the front and one for the back of your magnifying glass. Just cut your contact paper around the edges of your magnifying glass and don’t cut out the middles of the contact paper, because that is going to be your magnificent lens.
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  9. Stick the one piece of contact paper on the back of your magnifying glass… so the sticky side is facing you through the magnifying glass.
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  11. Then we stuck some tiny Where’s Wally stickers onto our magnifying glass…
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  13. And finally place the last piece of contact paper onto the front face of your magnifying glass and you are good to go…
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  15. Happy hunting…
  16. We found Wally on the rocks…

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    In the Duplo…

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    In the Bay tree…

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    And amongst the dragons…..

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As you can see, you just never can tell where you are going to find our friend Wally next…


And that is Book #2, in our Picture Book Party… Join us for the rest of the week. We will be blogging about books, books and more books… we would love you to join us.

We are planning to end the week with a post of recommendations by our readers, so we really want to hear from you. Today’s book was a Where in the World is Wally Collection. If you could visit any landmark in the world to find Where’s Wally, where would that be… Leave a comment and let us know.

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Day 1: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

We were given a copy of this book for review by PanMacmillan South Africa, we were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed were as usual, entirely our own. If you want to know more about the Picture Book Party, click the image, it will take you there!!!

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cat@jugglingact // Nov 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    We love the Wally books!
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  • 2 lemontree // Nov 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    In Canada, he’s called Waldo… Love those books… Especially when being used by my kids in backseat while I’m driving

  • 3 Marcia (123 blog) // Nov 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    oh you guys are TOO CUTE! LOVE the magnifying glasses 🙂
    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..Let’s talk about five-year-olds

  • 4 se7en // Nov 7, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Hay Cat, there is everything to love about Where’s Wally books… everything!!! It doesn’t seem to matter how old you are, they appear to have universal appeal and an ability to keep everyone engaged for hours!!! Hope you have had a great week – your post is coming, eventually!!!

  • 5 se7en // Nov 7, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Hay Lemontree, so good to hear from you… I have heard he is called Waldo in the far side of the world, isn’t that interesting!!! Hope you have had a great week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Nov 7, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Oh Marcia, Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed these…. they had a lot of fun creating them!!! Hope you have had a fabulous week!!!

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