FICTION

Where's Walrus? and Penguin?

Where's Walrus? and Penguin? illus. by Stephen Savage. 32p. Scholastic. Sept. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780545402958.
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RedReviewStarPreS-Gr 2—One drizzly day, adventuresome Walrus escapes from the zoo—as he did in Where's Walrus?? (Scholastic, 2011)—but this time, he's accompanied by his new pal, Penguin. The two seem to be one step ahead of the blue-uniformed and mustachioed zookeeper who has difficulty spotting the runaways, though young children will readily point them out in the clean-lined, digitally created, colorful illustrations. The two make their way through the wordless pages, trying their hands at a variety of occupations, including newspaper hawker, opera star, and baseball player until an accident leads them in an unexpected direction. Gentle humor is displayed throughout the tale of the enterprising pair as they wear a variety of hats that depict their occupation of the moment and render them, at times, unrecognizable to the baffled but relentless zookeeper.
VERDICT This charming book stands on its own and will be welcomed by readers new to Walrus as well as fans of the original.—Maryann H. Owen, Children's Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI
, Jun 01, 2015

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