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July 2013: Find Waldo!

1 Jul 2013
31 Jul 2013

Hey everyone! Whether you've collected one stamp or all twenty-two, you're invited to our huge Waldo Celebration on Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm. This is one party you don't want to miss: we'll have Waldo and Wenda themselves, face painters, pizza from Hello Pizza, live music from Mary DuShane & Nick Jordan, and of course, tons of prizes that will be raffled off to Waldo searchers who have found fifteen or more Waldos.

Prizes include: 1 Waldo boxset, 6 Waldo Postcard books, Giftcards from Heartfelt, Hello Pizza, Pizzeria Lola, Creative Kidstuff, and Wild Rumpus, T-Shirts from Hello Pizza, Pizzeria Lola, and Wild Rumpus, and much more!

Where's Waldo? In Minneapolis, of course.  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-two different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more. From Linden Hils to Uptown to Edina, Waldo figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

Starting July 1, anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Minneapolis!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at eight or more sites can bring their passports back to Wild Rumpus to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at fifteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books, plus many more fantastic prizes from participating businesses. 

And now, announcing our fantastic local participating businesses (we love you guys!!!):

France 44 Cheese Shop

Great Harvest

Linden Hill Co-op

Clancey's Meat & Cheese

Settergren Linden Hills

Linden Hills Library


Creative Kidstuff


Sunnyside Gardens

Coffee & Tea

Pizzeria Lola

Paperback Exchange

Patisserie 46


Bread & Pickle

Bryant Lake Bowl

All Paws Animal Hospital

Calhoun Cycle

Hello Pizza

Sebastian Joe's Linden Hills

And your host...Wild Rumpus Books


Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.

In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including Wild Rumpus, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.  There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.

Book List
ISBN-13: 9780763645250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 9/2011
Looking for Waldo's twenty-fifth anniversary? Search no more. the time has come and we’ re celebrating our favorite wanderer in style!

For a quarter of a century, the bespectacled Waldo has held a place as a beloved cultural icon. Now, in honor of his anniversary, Candlewick is reissuing the classic Waldo adventure with special features worthy of a stalwart hero. This new Where's Waldo? edition boasts:

— a striking new jacketed cover

— an original poster on the underside of the jacket

— a spot-the-difference game between the jacket and self-cover designs

— a gatefold with a new visual checklist on every spread

— a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread

— new things to search for!

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