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- Wall Street Journal, Top Ten Book of the Year
- Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Book of the Year
- The Horn Book, Best Children's Books of the Year
- Kirkus Reviews, Best Children's Books of the Year
- New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon
Book Reviews: "The collagelike illustrations in this wordless book were created in Adobe Illustrator. They are large, clear, and simple; the colors are bright, although flat. Young children will take delight in their ability to spot the wandering walrus; older kids might see this book as a humorous Where's Waldo spoof." Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. School Library Journal. "Intelligently illustrated, the book leaves readers to wonder if Walrus' adventures were all mischievous spontaneity, or did he wittingly go astray? Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. (Picture book. 3-7)." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review). "The read-it-yourself wordlessness, visual humor, and sheer absurdity of a walrus' urban adventures will surely appeal to youngsters with a taste for the incongruously silly." DS -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. "It's a thrill of the chase for all." --Chicago Tribune. "It is an especially funny and stylishly retro-looking option for this nursery-school crowd. "- The Wall Street Journal. The graphically appealing scenes are easy to read, allowing even the youngest viewers an opportunity to interpret the action. The satisfyingly circular ending gives Where' Walrus? a flipper up on that guy in the striped shirt. - The Horn Book, starred review . "The visual gag of the walrus's blending into various lineups merely by adding an accessory (a plume on his head means the zookeeper can't find him amid the Rockettes, a hard hat is sufficient to disguise him in a line of bricklayers, and it's the removal of his diver's bathing cap that finally outs him to his pursuer) is an amusing one, cleverly conveyed- a giggle-worthy and creatively interpreted conceit. The trim illustrations are digitally created, with the smooth regularity and crisp clarity common to that medium, but there's a generous helping of Little Golden Book retro style that gives a period flavor to the escapade. The palette, carefully limited in each spread, sports muted shades of aqua and navy in addition to its predominant gray, but the creamy white of the matte pages ensures that the spreads stay bright and sunny. The shapes balance sturdy rectangles with the rounder shapes of people and Walrus, with Walrus' odd-critter-out status visually emphasized by the droll Fisher-Price sameness of the humans among whom he's attempting to secrete himself. The read-it-yourself wordlessness, visual humor, and sheer absurdity of a walrus' urban adventures will surely appeal to youngsters with a taste for the incongruously silly." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. "The walrus' delicately absurd mimicry provides plenty of point-and-giggle moments in this understated but considerably charming bit of irreverence." - Booklist.
When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun! In this sequel to the acclaimed WHERE'S WALRUS?, author Stephen Savage doubles the fun when Walrus escapes the zoo with his mischievous pal, Penguin. Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera performers? Hiding in plain sight, they elude the clueless zookeeper until a fly ball at a baseball game leads Walrus and Penguin to a chance encounter with surprising results!
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