Where’s Wally?, the world’s favourite children’s book character in striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting eight different local businesses in Port Erin.
The campaign launches at the beginning of tomorrow (Saturday) and lasts till August 2. Those who find him can win prizes, including stickers and books.
From Shore Road to Church Road, from Station Road to the Upper Promenade, Wally can be found at eight shops and businesses in Port Erin.
Anyone who wishes to take part can pick up a ‘Find Wally!’ search list from Bridge Bookshop, Shore Road, with the names of all the businesses, and collect an ‘I found Wally’ card when they spot Wally.
Collecting cards and handing them in at Bridge Bookshop will win Wally stickers and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Where’s Wally? party on Saturday, August 2, at Bridge Bookshop.
The grand prize includes a copy of Where’s Wally? The Search for Lost Things and a copy of Where’s Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book Two presented in a limited edition Where’s Wally? bag.
Wally is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Wally? books have held a favourite spot on bookstore shelves the world over. Published by Walker Books, 60 million copies have been sold worldwide in over 38 countries and 30 languages, including Egyptian, Korean and Hebrew. An entire generation has grown up searching for Wally and his friends Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Odlaw.
In celebration of Wally’s longevity and popularity, Walker Books is teaming up with the Booksellers Association’s IndieBound ‘Get Local’ campaign and 100 independent bookshops across Britain, including Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to take part, and the game lasts until August 2.