Where's Waldo?
Special Edition
Publication Information
Author Martin Handford
Illustrator Martin Handford
Published October 6, 1997
Publisher Candlewick Press
Pages 32
ISBN 0763603104
Scenes In Town
On the Beach
Ski Slopes
Camp Site
The Train Station
Sports Stadium
At Sea
Safari Park
Department Store
Characters Waldo, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Odlaw and the Waldo Watchers
Objects Waldo's key, Wizard Whitebeard's scroll, Woof's bone, Wenda's camera, Odlaw's binoculars and each of Waldo's lost items(walking stick, kettle, mallet, cup, backpack, sleeping bag, binoculars, camera, snorkel, belt, bag and shovel).
Preceded by
Followed by
Special Edition Where's Waldo (1987)

Where's Waldo?, a re-release of the original Where's Waldo? book, was issued in 1997. The special edition relocated Waldo's position in each picture and added additional characters to find (Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, Wenda, Odlaw, and and others).

"The Railway Station" page was retitled "The Train Station" for the special edition. Another minor edit was censoring the topless sunbather from the original edition that got it banned from public schools. In each of the special edition books there is a "person who appears in every scene." In this book that person is a dark-skinned man with a white shirt and red tie.A similar happening occurs in "The Campsite" where children open a tent on a man while he is undressing. In the original, although his genitals are blocked from view by his hand, he is clearly naked. In the 1997 special release, however, he is wearing white briefs.

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