Find Momo: A Photography Book by Andrew Knapp


Replace Waldo with an adorable border collie. 


About Find Momo: A Photography Book by Andrew Knapp: Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day, and now you can, too. Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp have traveled all over—through fields, down country roads, across cities, and into yards, neighborhoods, and surreal spaces of all sorts. The result is a book of spectacular photography that’s also a game you can play anytime. Lose yourself in page after page of Andrew’s beautiful, serene, dreamlike images, and sooner or later you’ll find Momo’s sweet, eager face looking back at you. (Can’t find him? Don’t worry…the answers are in the back.)

My two cents

I love everything about this book ... the Where's Waldo concept, the beautiful photography, and Momo! It's a winning combination and brought smiles to entire my family, plus extended family too!

When this came in the mail, I couldn't help but start flipping through it, trying to find Momo with his little red bandanna and that adorable "hey, I'm right here" look. It's easier said than done finding him in some images—from streetscapes, to natural landscapes, to indoors—all across the US and Canada. Soon enough, the daughter saw me poring over its pages and couldn't help herself either; we found ourselves immersed in this little book, with some fast favourites, and some to-come-back to because were stumped! Then of course, the hubby saw us and was intrigued. Talk about family time!

Then the other day, we had some family over. Can you guess what happened when the daughter showed them the book ...? :)

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Andrew Knapp certainly has an eye for the interesting, his photography appeals to one's sense of travel and adventure. Check out some photos below that I grabbed from his website. Now imagine an entire book filled with glorious photos like these!

Find Momo with Neptune
(image from Find Momo)
Find Momo in the dirty south
(Image from Find Momo)
Find Momo in a magic forest.
(Image from Find Momo)

While I'm not much of an animal person, Momo melted my heart right away. While the book is mainly the Find Momo photos on full-page and full-spread bleeds, there are some snippets about Momo, Andrew Knapp and some of the places they visited. For example, Momo's favourite place to sleep is at Andrew's feet (naturally!). Or Andrew's recollection of Momo's first swim "He swam as soon as he got to the lake, as if it was a trick he's learned at birth." This pair easily worm themselves into your heart.

P.S. If you just can't find Momo, no worries, there is a key at the back of the book.

Verdict: An utterly adorable, absorbing, and entertaining coffeetable book featuring the winning combination of an adorable border collie, beautiful photography and travel, all rolled into a Where's Waldo concept.  Go! Go Find Momo!

Highly recommended for everybody! One of my favourites for the year.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher Quirk Books in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Eric!


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6 comments:

  1. Ha! My first question was is there an answer sheet? I couldn't find Momo in any of the pictures. Then I followed the link; when I came back I found him each time. I think this would be perfect for my granddaughter! She loves dogs and puzzles.

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    1. Yeah, some of these were tough! Happy bonding with you granddaughter .. this book would be perfect :)

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  2. Oooo fun and tough! I love that you included snippets.

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  3. I love coffee table books, I too am not overly much of an animal person (we have cats, it's almost like they're just snotty teenagers) but this looks fun AND attractive.

    Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!

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  4. This looks so cute! I love photography and I think the adorable dog plus the fun aspect of trying to find could make this an especially fun book. I just popped over from the April Book's I Loved link-up and I'm glad I did :) Great review!

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