Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Children’s classic book ‘Where’s Wally’ flying off shop shelves

Children’s classic book ‘Where’s Wally’ flying off shop shelves
Children’s classic book ‘Where’s Wally’ flying off shop shelves

An Islamic version of the children’s classic search-and-find book, ‘Where’s Wally?’ has been flying off of Islamic bookshop shelves.

Halal me to introduce…

‘Where’s Wally?’ features the mischievous character, Waaliyah who, like Wally, just loves to get lost in a crowd.

In the book, the cheeky Muslim teenager is shown blending seamlessly into the background in scenes including, ‘A trip to the zoo’, ‘A day at the beach’, ‘Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca’, and ‘Waaliyah visits SingsBury’s.

In keeping with Wally’s iconic red-striped jersey, bobble hat, and blue jeans, Waaliyah’s choice of costume is also somewhat incongruous for an individual wishing to hide in plain view. Her choice of hi-visibility burqa, replete with reflective silver bands, does little to preserve her inconspicuousness (the quality of being not easily seen’).

Where’s Wally with a twist

Despite her dazzling attire, prankish Waaliyah manages to keep children and adults alike guessing over her whereabouts for minutes at a time as they quickly leaf through her debut publication.

A book featuring Waaliyah’s boyfriend, Wahid is planned for the new year.

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