Newest Review: ... at £8.99. If you were a fan of 'Where's Wally?' then you will be familiar with this kind of puzzle book it's the same as 'Where's Wally?' ... more
He's not in the dump!
Member Name: best_deal_hunter
Advantages: Good if you like Top Gear AND Where's Wally?
Disadvantages: Not so good if you don't like Top Gear AND Where's Wally?
This is one of those books which I suspect many people might buy as one of those jokey presents, and which I doubt many recipients would actually be that pleased with.
It takes the popular 'Where's Wally?' idea (where you have to look long and hard at a very complex picture to spot the Wally character) and replaces with Top Gear characters - so you need to search for Stig, Jeremy Clarkson et al. There are various other items to hunt for, including celebrities who have been guests on the show, and the pictures themselves are supposed to be funny (I confess Top Gear humour often passes me by!)
A word of warning - some pictures are somewhat unsuitable for children, so not one to buy for youngsters really.
I must confess that I hate these type of things myself - they send my eyes funny and I end up with a thumping headache if I'm not careful. However, my kids bought this for my husband, and it is fair to say that he has been delighted with it! He likes both Top Gear and Where's Wally?, and has had hours of fun peering at the pictures, spotting all the 'guest appearances'.
So, if someone in your life is a fan of Top Gear and enjoys studying pictures to spot intricate details, then this will probably be well-received. If they only like one of the above, I would be more wary. And if they like neither, then don't go there, it'll be one of those thank-you-through-gritted-teeth moments!
I'd definitely shop around - the Book People in particular are selling this way below RRP at the moment I noticed.
Overall, doesn't float my boat, but not my kind of thing anyway. I would recommend it for the right kind of person though - and you probably know who they are!!!
I'd give it 2 stars from me, because it is mildly amusing in places, and it's good for what it is. It'd probably get at least 4 from my husband though, so I'll split the difference and give it 3!
Summary: Some people will love it
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