Lika many parents, I spent hours poring over "Where's Waldo" books with my kids, but I was amazed to hear that the series is marking its 25th anniversary beginning today. How time flies.
The geeky guy with the red-striped shirt and goofy cap has become a cultural icon, and millions of kids have enjoyed searching for him in the elaborately illustrated books. Each one combines the joys of a game of hide-and-seek with the reading experience, so it's easy to see why they've become so popular.
To highlight the anniversary, there are plenty of events planned, including a red-and-white lighting of the Empire State Building Friday. The Los Angeles Times notes that fashion will be a part of the celebration, too, as Comme des Garcons boutiques offer $245 short-sleeved T-shirts and Zatchels, a British bag maker, is selling a themed tote bag for about $177.