Aug 2, 2011

Where's Walrus?

Where's Walrus?

Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage

     Where's Walrus? is a wordless picture book.  The walrus has had enough of living inside a tiny circular pool at the zoo.  He has escaped and the zookeeper is trying to track him down all over Manhattan.  The walrus camouflages himself as a fountain, a business man at the dinner counter, a mannequin, a construction worker, a firemen, a can-can dancer, and even painter in Central Park.  When the zookeeper finally finds him, the walrus is participating on a diving competition in which it steals the show and scores perfect 10s, winning first place.  Realizing that the walrus has a special talent for diving, the zookeeper takes it back to the zoo where the walrus enjoys a new super-sized pool with a diving board.
     My son loved Where's Walrus?  He laughed hysterically every time he would find the walrus in a new setting.  Another reason why we enjoy sharing wordless books together is because, as a 4 year old, he feels like he can "read" the book to me.  Wordless books are also a great tool in the classroom, where students can create their own text and dialogue to go with the images.   Where's Walrus? is fun and definitely stylish.

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