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Where's Walrus?

Where's Walrus?

Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Stephen Savage
Illustrator: Stephen Savage
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 978-0-439-70049-8
Hardcover Price: $16.99

In a city zoo, a walrus plots his escape. Much to the frustration of the zookeeper, Walrus is pretty good at blending in with his surroundings to evade capture. In a fountain, he becomes a mermaid sculpture, and at a construction site, he’s just one of the guys in hardhats. Stephen Savage uses only illustrations to tell the story, making it an enjoyable book for pre-readers, as well as young English language learners or non-English speakers. Children must find Walrus in his disguise on each page, but as the playful book is geared toward very young children he’s never too hard to spot.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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