Where's Wallace

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9780060231705: Where's Wallace

Everyone flocks to see that outrageous orangutan. But all he wants to see is the world beyond the zoo. So whenever his keeper, Mr. Frumbee, leaves his cage open the tiniest bit, Wallace takes off on an adventure -- to the department store, the museum, or even the beach.

So it's up to Mr. Frumbee -- with a little help from you -- to find that errant ape within the nine action-packed, full-color panoramas. (And while you're at it, Wallace has six friends who tag along on each of those adventures. Can you figure out who they are and find them in each spread? Here's a hint: Check out the totem pole in the Nature Museum.)

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That wily Wallace! Where has he gone this time? The funny little orange-furred orangutan is always surrounded by friends at the zoo. But time after time Wallace's wanderlust drives him to escape from his comfortable day-to-day existence with his friend the zookeeper--to a department store, to the circus, to a baseball game, to the beach. The zookeeper is not as disturbed as you might imagine by Wallace's repeated breakouts. In fact, one might almost think he plants the ideas in Wallace's head himself... After all, every time Wallace disappears, it's up to the zookeeper to find him, even if that means spending an hour or two at an amusement park or the nature museum.

For over 35 years, readers of all ages have gleefully searched these pages for the mischievous ape. Hilary Knight, well-loved illustrator of the Eloise series, among many other picture books, created a classic with Where's Wallace?. Each of nine intricately detailed panoramic pictures is packed with lively, humorous activity, making the search for Wallace a delightful challenge. For those who pride themselves on having found the orange fellow on every spread, the book ups the ante. See if you can find the six additional characters accompanying Wallace on every adventure, including a cello player, a jogger, and an old woman who manages to keep knitting in the most unusual places! (Ages 4 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Hilary Knight is one of America's most beloved illustrators of books for children. Mr. Knight started his career collaborating with Kay Thompson on the best-selling Eloise books, Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime, and Eloise in Moscow. Since that time, Mr. Knight has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Side by Side and Happy Birthday, both with Lee Bennett Hopkins. He has worked for Vanity Fair and now lives and works in New York City. Mr. Knight is an aficionado of zoos worldwide, but it was an orangutan in the Central Park Zoo who inspired the hero of Where's Wallace?

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