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Publisher Comments:

A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic.

Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Will a yellow hardhat point to a new life as a construction worker? Or will a red swimming cap reveal his true talents? Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book.

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"Not to be confused with a certain lanky tourist in a striped red shirt, the blubbery namesake of this wordless escapade is on the lam from the zoo. As other animals and a zookeeper nap, the mischievous walrus lunges out the main gate. In the following spreads, readers see a city fountain with a sculpture of a mermaid opposite a familiar gray tusker who mimics her pose; a shop window with twin mannequins beside a curvaceous, gray third; and a row of five firefighters, only four of whom wear rubber coats and boots. In each spread, the mustached zookeeper — wearing a Keystone Kops — style blue uniform and toting a pathetically tiny net — scans the scene for evidence of his quarry. Savage (Polar Bear Night) composes pared-down digital illustrations with high-contrast hues and saturated color, reminiscent of Richard McGuire's art. Younger children will giggle at his visual gags, which depend on repeated shapes next to the walrus, who disrupts each pattern while hiding in plain sight. This silent chase, which ends amenably for both pursuer and escapee, pairs well with Peggy Rathmann's perennial favorite Goodnight, Gorilla. Ages 3 — 6. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself, in this delightful wordless picture book. Full color.

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About the Author

Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the highly acclaimed and award-winning picture book POLAR BEAR NIGHT, written by Lauren Thompson, as well as the creator of WHERE'S WALRUS? He creates illustrations for a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439700498
Author:
Savage, Stephen
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 32 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780439700498 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Not to be confused with a certain lanky tourist in a striped red shirt, the blubbery namesake of this wordless escapade is on the lam from the zoo. As other animals and a zookeeper nap, the mischievous walrus lunges out the main gate. In the following spreads, readers see a city fountain with a sculpture of a mermaid opposite a familiar gray tusker who mimics her pose; a shop window with twin mannequins beside a curvaceous, gray third; and a row of five firefighters, only four of whom wear rubber coats and boots. In each spread, the mustached zookeeper — wearing a Keystone Kops — style blue uniform and toting a pathetically tiny net — scans the scene for evidence of his quarry. Savage (Polar Bear Night) composes pared-down digital illustrations with high-contrast hues and saturated color, reminiscent of Richard McGuire's art. Younger children will giggle at his visual gags, which depend on repeated shapes next to the walrus, who disrupts each pattern while hiding in plain sight. This silent chase, which ends amenably for both pursuer and escapee, pairs well with Peggy Rathmann's perennial favorite Goodnight, Gorilla. Ages 3 — 6. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself, in this delightful wordless picture book. Full color.
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