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A postcard giveaway!

Posted on | May 4, 2011 | 108 Comments

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED



To celebrate the International Postcard Swap for Families (which you can still sign up for – all information is here) I have a couple of lovely giveaways lined up this month for you. Today you have the chance to win a copy of the newly published Where’s Wally? The Phenomenal Postcard Book.

Many hours have been spent pouring over Where’s Wally? (Where’s Waldo? in North America) books in our home. These books feature hugely detailed illustrations by Martin Handford typically full of people doing interesting things and the challenge is to find Wally on each page.

Thanks to the very generous folks at Walker Books I have two copies of the new postcard book of Where’s Wally illustrations to give away. Each “book” contains 30 beautifully produced postcards with scenes from seven Where’s Wally? books. You could use them to send to fellow book lovers, as part of the postcard swap, or simply to decorate a wall in your home.

Cathy at NurtureStore recently wrote about one way of encouraging writing in young kids – by providing them with lovely material for writing such as nice paper, easy to use pens and a special space. These Where’s Wally? postcards would make a perfect addition to such a creation station!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.

If you want extra chances to win this postcard set you can:

  • Tweet about this giveaway

  • Mention this giveaway on your blog

  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page

  • For any of the extra entries to count you must leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).

    This giveaway:

  • is open worldwide

  • is open until 6am (UK time) 11th May 2011

  • The winner will be selected randomly with the help of random.org, and announced here on Playing by the book sometime during the day on 11th May. Good Luck!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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    108 Responses to “A postcard giveaway!”

    1. Stacey
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:16 am

      What a fun book! Sounds great!
      Stacey recently posted..Love

    2. Leah
      May 4th, 2011 @ 3:19 am

      Now this is awesome – my son (7) is a HUGE fan of Where’s Wally and has the solid gold collection. He is very proud of it because he worked hard to earn every book in it. Even though he achieved that goal nearly two years ago now, he still mentions it often. Where’s Wally consequently has an affectionate place in our family’s hearts.

    3. sandhya
      May 4th, 2011 @ 4:15 am

      Oh, I’d love to get my hands on this book!

    4. Choxbox
      May 4th, 2011 @ 5:49 am

      How do you find these gems?!!

      Btw we recently found another awesome potscard collection – here it is: http://www.puffin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780141333373,00.html
      Choxbox recently posted..Am in A Grumpy Mood

    5. bhawna
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:13 am

      wow, great!

    6. Katherine A
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:16 am

      I would love to win this.

    7. Katherine A
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:17 am

      i shared this giveaway on my fb page.

    8. Jane Willis
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:34 am

      One of my friends is a HUGE fan of Where’s Wally, I’d love to be able to write to her on these postcards

    9. Jane Willis
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:35 am

      I have tweeted about the giveaway @janesgrapevine

    10. Geri Gibson
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:35 am

      Love Wally, thanks for the comp!

    11. Jane Willis
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:35 am

      I have shared on Facebook

    12. Geri Gibson
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:38 am

      Have Tweeted @morphic43

    13. se7en
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:42 am

      Oh Wow, this looks totally fabulous… They would get museum status in our house and I don’t think they would get posted anywhere!!! Such fun!!!

    14. Velislava
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:44 am

      This book looks really phenomenal :)
      We would like to try our luck.

    15. maggy, red ted art
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:04 am

      Oooooh how lovely!!!

      Thanks for another fab giveaway

      Tweeted!

      Maggy x

    16. Anne
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

      I have posted on FACEBOOK.

    17. sarah
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:15 am

      Gorgeous, we love Wally!
      sarah recently posted..Grey

    18. Karen S
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:30 am

      please can i enter x

    19. anita
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:43 am

      want! want! want! have fb shared it :) but i dont have a twitter acc :(
      anita recently posted..Art- within and without lines

    20. Hazel
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:52 am

      How unusual!

    21. Hazel
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:52 am

      I have tweeted as @beachrambler.

    22. Isil
      May 4th, 2011 @ 9:10 am

      Lovely giveaway! Count me in please :) I posted it on my FB page and tweeted it as @smilinglikesuns
      Thanks!
      Isil recently posted..The Gallery-April

    23. The MadHouse
      May 4th, 2011 @ 9:26 am

      I would love these for the boys. I have recently wrote about encouraging boys to write http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/2011/03/encouraging-boys-to-write/

    24. The MadHouse
      May 4th, 2011 @ 9:26 am

      I have also tweeted

    25. The MadHouse
      May 4th, 2011 @ 9:26 am

      OH and I have also linked to my facebook page too, see I really want to win!
      The MadHouse recently posted..Patriotic Rice Krispy Puffle Cakes

    26. Rachelle Maddison
      May 4th, 2011 @ 10:11 am

      I love Where’s Wally! Count me in, thanks!

    27. Tasha Goddard
      May 4th, 2011 @ 10:50 am

      Great giveaway. I love the Where’s Wally books, but haven’t introduced Rosemary to them yet. I’ll make sure to put a Where’s Wally or three on the next Amazon order.
      Tasha Goddard recently posted..Book Week- Summer

    28. Sarah Beaman
      May 4th, 2011 @ 11:27 am

      New Where’s Wally Postcard book – looks pretty cool & great way to encourage kids to write http://bit.ly/ijTGLp nice work @playbythe book

    29. Erica Price
      May 4th, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

      My son loves ‘Where’s Wally?’ – would love to win this.

    30. Erica Price
      May 4th, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

      Have tweeted @ericahughes
      Erica Price recently posted..Review- Fisher Price Imaginext Submarine

    31. Sandra
      May 4th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

      I do not want to miss this giveaway. We’ve nothing to lose by try. There’s no time to lose…
      “Where’s Wally?”, someday we will meet.

    32. Silvia
      May 4th, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

      I love postcards and these are no exception! Hope I win!

    33. jellyjo
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

      I love where’s wally! :)

    34. jellyjo
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

      tweeted about this comp @humanb3an

    35. jellyjo
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

      shared this great comp on FB (jellyjo bean)

    36. Even in Australia
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

      I’d love to use these in the postcard swap!

    37. Donna Bailey
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

      Have always been a fan of Wally and recently went out on a girl’s night out dressed as Wally!

      Have shared this on my facebook page too!

    38. annable
      May 4th, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

      I’d like to win please!

    39. Mickie
      May 4th, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

      I am wearing a Waldo striped shirt today! None of my patrons can find me, but they still try! :)

    40. Lulu
      May 4th, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

      Oh I love Where`s Wally! And so does my husband!
      Lulu recently posted..Tot School- Transport…

    41. Ewa Kamińska
      May 4th, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

      I would love to have a chance to win ;-) It would be a fantastic addition to our creative writing station. It would fit just right in our box called imagination project. Love from Poland
      Ewa
      Ewa Kamińska recently posted..Wiosenno-świąteczna zabawa dla dużych i małych

    42. Matt Black
      May 4th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

      Such a great prize! Good luck everybody! :)

    43. tai
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

      Tweeted! Your great, what fun!

    44. tai
      May 4th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

      FB peeps are now in the know about this and the postcard swap

      Excited!

    45. Beth
      May 4th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

      I always loved the Where’s Waldo books, very cool!

    46. Jo Smith
      May 4th, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

      We love Wally and particularly Odlaw. Addictive family studying. Retweeted. Ta.

    47. Vlad
      May 4th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

      What a fab giveaway, consider me in!

      Thanks a million.

    48. SHRUTI JAIN
      May 5th, 2011 @ 8:47 am

      I just love postcards and such beautiful pieces from ‘Wheres Wally’ would be a treasure to own!

    49. SHRUTI JAIN
      May 5th, 2011 @ 8:49 am

      i have shared this great giveaway link on my FB page- Shruti J. Bhiwaniwala @ facebook.com

    50. huana
      May 5th, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      Oh,this takes me in my childhood! In my country Wally was Jura :-)I would love to have this book to show it to my daughter.
      huana recently posted..Hana Istraživačica – Hana The Explorer

    51. huana
      May 5th, 2011 @ 9:49 am

      Tweeted @huana
      huana recently posted..Hana Istraživačica – Hana The Explorer

    52. huana
      May 5th, 2011 @ 9:50 am

      Shared on FB
      huana recently posted..Hana Istraživačica – Hana The Explorer

    53. Donna McDine
      May 5th, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

      I remember spending countless hours with my siblings looking for Wally or in some cases Waldo.

    54. Dana Beaton
      May 5th, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

      Ooh, I’d love to enter. Me, please :) This book looks awesome! Haha.

    55. Clair
      May 5th, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

      I totally need to get me these- for my friend who is now a Whalley, oh the joke never gets old. She owns several stripy jumpers!
      Clair recently posted..Fabulous at 50

    56. sharon
      May 5th, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

      ooh fantastic postcards – maybe he wills end me one to let me know where he is…

    57. ikkinlala
      May 5th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      What fun postcards!

    58. vicky
      May 6th, 2011 @ 10:45 am

      Great giveaway thanks :)
      My boys love wheres wally hope i win :)

    59. Rosalyn Forsey
      May 6th, 2011 @ 10:57 am

      Please enter me. Have tweeted @CorkyP1g and liked on facebook.
      Thanks !

    60. Jane Morfett
      May 6th, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

      would be fun prize to win great postcards!

    61. Jane Morfett
      May 6th, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

      I have also tweeted
      @sophiejanem

    62. Jane Morfett
      May 6th, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

      Have also posted on facebook!

    63. Jayne K
      May 6th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

      Lovely prize

    64. Angela M
      May 7th, 2011 @ 11:32 am

      I didn’t realise Where Wally was still going – fabulous!

      @daisyangel1

    65. Angela M
      May 7th, 2011 @ 11:36 am

      I have also tweeted. Thanks

      @daisyangel1

    66. Emma Davis
      May 7th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

      We love Where’s Wally, the whole family. My husband isn’t a very confident reader at all so rarely reads to our two children (aged 7 and 8) but Where’s Wally is something he can share with them without having to read out loud.
      For those of you who haven’t discovered the wonderful ‘Chaffy’ books, check them out too. Similar to the Wally books but may be suitable for younger children as not quite so tricky. We love them too! Good luck to everyone :-)

    67. sarah allcoat
      May 7th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

      Hello, thanks for the lovely giveaway.
      Please include me the draw :)

      @medsdemon

    68. sarah allcoat
      May 7th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

      I have tweeted your giveaway xx

      @medsdemon

    69. sarah allcoat
      May 7th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

      I have posted a link on my FB page ( Sarah Allcoat on FB)

      @medsdemon

    70. melissa cannon
      May 7th, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

      My girls love where’s wally … I must admit I find myself trying to hunt him down too !! Wonderful quirky prize, please include us !! x

    71. Tracy Higgs
      May 7th, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

      I think Where’s Wally is great. I would love to win this fantastic competition.

    72. emily breaux
      May 8th, 2011 @ 2:53 am

      I would love to win these postcards! and i am signing up for the postcard swap!
      emily

    73. Debbie
      May 8th, 2011 @ 7:31 am

      My little boys are much better than me at finding Wally! They would love these pictures.

    74. gali
      May 8th, 2011 @ 7:58 am

      an amazing treasure !
      hope to win it..

    75. Fiona
      May 8th, 2011 @ 8:05 am

      Very cool!

    76. Sue McLachlan
      May 8th, 2011 @ 8:18 am

      This is such an amazing idea – it is the first time I have heard of it, and in Christchurch, New Zealand, we need a bit of cheering up, so thank you!

    77. Sue McLachlan
      May 8th, 2011 @ 8:18 am

      I have shared this on Facebook!

    78. Tanja
      May 8th, 2011 @ 8:57 am

      Great book! We’re in the swap for the first time, so quite excited about postcards

    79. Christie P.
      May 8th, 2011 @ 9:24 am

      Where’s Wally ROCKS!! :-) (We’d LOVE to have the postcards!)

    80. Maria Lourdes Ladrido
      May 8th, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

      I wish I could win the book! If I win, would you send the book to me in the Philippines? I hope so.

    81. Janet Dobrich
      May 8th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

      My son just recently got a chance to look at a Waldo book. He loved it. I’m looking forward to winning this card book, wink, wink, fingers crossed. We don’t have any Waldo books, but I can’t wait to buy a couple. Don’t tweet or blog, but will post this swap on office bulletin board. Great idea though.

      Thanks,

      Janet

    82. Janet Dobrich
      May 8th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

      My son just recently got a chance to look at a Waldo book. He loved it. I’m looking forward to winning this card book, wink, wink, fingers crossed. We don’t have any Waldo books, but I can’t wait to buy a couple. Don’t tweet or blog, but will post this swap on office bulletin board. Great idea though. First time swap.

      Thanks,

      Janet

    83. Kosharem Scherschel
      May 8th, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

      We would love to win this!!

    84. Kosharem Scherschel
      May 8th, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      I have posted a link on my Facebook page!!

    85. LaDonna
      May 8th, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

      I’d love to win this book!
      LaDonna recently posted..Some accomplishments this week

    86. Shelley
      May 8th, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

      What a fun book.

    87. LaDonna
      May 8th, 2011 @ 3:21 pm
    88. LaDonna
      May 8th, 2011 @ 3:25 pm
    89. Kalika
      May 8th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

      Hi, would love to have the postcards!
      Have tweeted it @kalikabali, and also posted it on FB

    90. Alcheme
      May 8th, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

      I really love Wally. Great giveaway!

    91. Marlene K
      May 8th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

      I would love to win Where’s Wally Postcards! They are so colorful and busy!

    92. Marlene K
      May 8th, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

      I am sharing this giveaway on FB, too.

    93. Nic
      May 8th, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

      Oooh that looks great! Yes please ;)

    94. Nic
      May 8th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

      I’ve just tweeted too!

    95. achan
      May 9th, 2011 @ 1:54 am

      My kids have just entered the world of Where’s Wally? It would be great to have these postcard size pics in my handbag for when the kids need 15mins of enertainment-like at the doctors!

    96. Pınar
      May 9th, 2011 @ 5:45 am

      I’ld like to have this so much:)

    97. Àfrica
      May 9th, 2011 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks a lot! We’d love Wally!
      Àfrica recently posted..Estats de la matèria I

    98. ne-knopka
      May 9th, 2011 @ 9:38 am

      Great giveaway!

    99. ne-knopka
      May 9th, 2011 @ 9:38 am

      tweet-http://twitter.com/AnnaKul/status/67508780350443520

    100. Anika S.
      May 9th, 2011 @ 9:43 am

      Oh my! I’m such a big follower of Where’s Wally! I remember watching it on the telly when I was a kid! Good memories!

      :)

      anikasablan[at]gmail[dot]com

    101. kerry
      May 9th, 2011 @ 9:55 am

      i love wally! this is a great comp!

    102. Kobita
      May 9th, 2011 @ 11:25 am

      This is a wonderful idea! I have not come across such a book in India so far.

    103. Pauline Milner
      May 9th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

      Thanks for offering this unique giveaway. With our Son, we have enjoyed hours of fun with the Waldo books. These would look great on our games room wall.

    104. YulyaShenka
      May 10th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

      count me in!

    105. YulyaShenka
      May 10th, 2011 @ 10:40 am
    106. YulyaShenka
      May 10th, 2011 @ 10:40 am
    107. sunnyvale422
      May 11th, 2011 @ 2:16 am

      How awesome! This book looks great! Perhaps I will be lucky enough to win it :)
      sunnyvale422 recently posted..An Edible Experiment

    108. Mayra
      May 11th, 2011 @ 2:49 am

      Hope I am a lucky winner. This book looks great!!!!

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