Synopses & Reviews
Walter's' family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on their birthdays. But the clown has a dastardly plot: he will use Walter's gas to inflate balloons and then pop them to stun guards during bank robberies. Will Walter turn to the dark slide? Of course not He comes out a hero and is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.
Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe are enjoying their seaside vacation . . . until a certain dog blows away their umbrella with an enormous fart. Before long, Walter is banned from the beach. While stuck inside the beach house, Walter snacks on a sack of strange-looking tropical fruit labeled Cook Thoroughly.
Meanwhile, Betty and Billy hunt for treasure out on a sandbar. As soon as they find a nickel, Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe elbow their way in. All four get marooned during high tide. Will Walter hear their cries for help? And why did that tropical fruit have to be thoroughly cooked?
About the Author
William Kotzwinkle is the author of such enduring classics as The Fan Man, Fata Morgana,
and The Bear Went Over the Mountain.
His numerous childrens books include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
He has twice won the National Magazine Award for Fiction, as well as many other honors here and abroad, including the World Fantasy Award. His most recent novel is The Amphora Project.
Glenn Murray has worked in education for over twenty years, both in Canada and the Middle East. He has written radio dramas for the CBC and devotes a lot of time to promoting literacy. He has been pleased and privileged to see firsthand that the Walter books can be used to turn kids on to reading.
Elizabeth Gundy is best known for her novel Bliss. Among her other books are Cat on a Leash and the comic novel The Disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose. She is also co-creator of the first four Walter books.
Audrey Colman illustrated the four previous Walter the Farting Dog books and also wrote and illustrated a picture book entitled Francine, Francine, the Beach Party Queen!, which appeared on the New York Times bestseller list along with the Walter the Farting Dog series. Her digital painting” has been featured in magazines, posters, and multimedia projects. She lives in Oakland, California.