MP received her first Where’s Waldo book from Grammy and Poppy this Valentine’s Day, and it’s been a HYUGE hit. Once in bed, this book keeps her so occupied, looking for any one of six characters and various objects, she falls asleep in no time.
That is, once the shouting from room to room stops…
“Mommy, I found Wizard Whitebeard!!”
“Great Honey – quiet time now.”
“Mom, I found Odlaw!!” (Which she pronounces “Allah.” Which just sounds weird.)
“Good … close your eyes.”
“MOM! I found a Waldo Watcher!!”
“MP, GO. TO. SLEEP!”
She had the book a few days before we sat down to read it together. I have to admit, it was the first time I’d taken more than a quick look. Turns out it, has a history theme, featuring a time-traveling Waldo as he visits memorable periods of history.
First we learned about the ancient Romans.
Then, we learned a bit more about our Norse ancestors.
And what would a history lesson be without covering the Crusades?
Ever see Apocalypto? I know, it’s about the Mayans and not the Aztecs, but c’mon … if you’ve seen one human sacrifice, you’ve seen ’em all, right?
I found Waldo! See him peeking out from behind that nice Samurai soldier?
Maybe the book is meant for older kids? Maybe depictions of the Christians being thrown to the lions is more suitable for … mmm, I don’t know … eight year olds? My bad. Silly woman.
I have to admit, the book is pretty entertaining. Once you get past the whole bloodyviolentbattlescene theme thing, of course.