Written and illustrated by Stephen Savage; Scholastic Press, 2011.32 pages; $16.99 (hardback); ages 2-5.
The gates to the zoo are open but, alas, there are no visitors. While the zookeepersnoozes, walrus sneaks away. In wordless two-page spreads, walrus eludes thezookeeper (belatedly awake) by donning various hats and blending in with a statue ona fountain, some workmen, some painters in the park… The zookeeper is flummoxedbut “readers” will take great delight in helping him out. The happy conclusion findsa hatless walrus winning a medal and crowds thronging to the zoo. Simple, blockillustrations with primary colors popping out of neutral backgrounds will keep alert youngeyes focused. Great fun!
Where’s Walrus? was recently purchased at The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore by Connie