Ryan got me the Where’s Waldo? collection for my birthday! I have the best brother.
The first thing I did when these books arrived in the mail was go to the first book and find the beach scene to look for the topless woman. In elementary school we would get this book out just to find that lady and laugh. Well, she isn’t there anymore! It was edited out! Of course I had to search the internet to find out where Topless Mary had gone. I found this: Picture Book Legends Reveled
"In 1993, people found a little bit more than just Waldo when they went looking into the book - they found some controversy!
In the first Where’s Waldo? book, there is a scene that takes place at a beach.
Well, one of characters is a woman who is sunbathing topless while laying on her stomach. No problem, right? Not even the biggest prude in the world would have a problem with someone topless laying on her stomach, right?
However, as part of the gag, a little kid drops his ice cream cone on her back, and as a result, the woman jumps up a bit and you basically see her left breast…
It’s practically microscopic, but it IS there, and a Long Island woman found it and had her local school pull the book from their library.
And that is why the book is ranked #88 on the most frequently challenged books list.
When the book wad re-issued recently, they actually corrected it - the woman now wears a bikini top”
Parents are LAME! What fun will kids today have if they can’t discover a rogue cartoon breast while searching for Waldo?