Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Waldo!

Today marks the 25th Anniversary of Where's Waldo, that iconic, bespectacled guy in the red and white stripes who's been hiding in plain sight for a quarter of a century!

My kids LOVED the Where's Waldo books.  Well, actually, we all loved them and spent many happy hours searching for Waldo and his companions, Wenda, Odlaw, and the Wizard.  We even dressed up like them for Halloween one year!

There are all sorts of events and special honors to commemorate this milestone, so you can expect to see a lot of Waldo (if you can find him!) over the next few months.  Read about all the fun celebrations in this article, including the Empire State Building lighting up in red and white stripes today!

Or visit the official Where's Waldo website to play games, get travel tips, and buy all sorts of Waldo merchandise.

Have fun searching for Waldo with your favorite kid today!

Yes, that's me, as Wenda!


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh thats fun! Did you know Wheres Waldo is a banned book? You should talk about it during the banned book week next week!

Sue Jackson said...


Why on earth would anyone ban Waldo? He is so nicely dressed :) and such a nice guy.

Thanks, Sheila!