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This gentle wisp of a book offers relief from the busy fretfulness of most comics. When Mr. Fooster leaves his home for a walk, he doesn't plan to save the world, just to appreciate its strangeness. Some of the oddities he ponders may seem too familiar to notice, such as the mechanical perfection of mandarin orange segments, but some might upset a person lacking Mr. Fooster's serene outlook. He's not startled, for example, when the soap bubble he's blowing turns into a green DeSoto sedan; he just drives it home and decides to sell it on eBay. Nor is he upset when his feet take root out in the woods so that he grows leaves and becomes indistinguishable from a tree until, several seasons later, a butterfly convinces him that he can think himself free. As the title says, Mr. Fooster likes to wander a lot, whimsically admiring the quirky world waiting for him, and the story invites readers to do the same. Corwin's text is suitably understated, especially in the most potentially thrilling or threatening episodes. Frazier's sepia-hued illustrations nicely complement the unexpectedly substantial message. Though this looks like a children's book, adults capable of childlike wonder will find it quietly delightful. (June)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.