Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble At the Yard Sale

Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble At the Yard Sale

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by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, Audrey Coleman
     
 

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Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, fartingcontentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on

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Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, fartingcontentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on their birthdays. But the clown has a dastardly plot: he will use Walter's gas to inflate balloons and then pop them to stun guards during bank robberies. Will Walter turn to the dark side? Of course not! He comes out a hero and is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.

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Walter, the rootin'-tootin' pooch of bestselling fame, becomes an unwitting accomplice to a bank robber in this hilariously malodorous misadventure.

Walter's family is having a yard sale; but when nobody shows up, Father begins slashing prices. Then a kooky-looking gentleman offers to buy their gassy dog, and Father is only too happy to give him a good deal. Unfortunately, no one knows that this mysterious dog lover is actually a crook who intends to use Walter as a secret weapon for securing ill-gotten gains: He plans to fill balloons with Walter's foul air, then pop them to knock out security guards and bank customers! However, Walter catches "wind" of his new owner's foul plans, and after a cigar-meets-fart explosion, Walter makes his break and brings the police straight to the robber's hideout.

Featuring more of Audrey Colman's zany artwork, this sublimely smelly sequel definitely cuts the cheese -- er, mustard. Young readers will howl at scenes of wide-eyed Walter hooked up to the fart catcher and cross-eyed bank customers keeling over from the burst balloons. Walter's many fans will be holding their breath (and their noses) for more adventures featuring their flatulent friend. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142406267
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/04/2006
Series:
Walter the Farting Dog Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
55,009
Product dimensions:
10.81(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

William Kotzwinkle is the author of several children's books, including Walter the Farting Dog; The World is Big and I'm So Small; and E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial. His many adult books include The Bear Went Over the Mountain; The Fan Man; Fata Morgana; and Doctor Rat. A celebrated satirist, he is a two-time winner of both the National Magazine Award for Fiction and the World Fantasy Award.

Glenn Murray, co-author of Walter the Farting Dog, is a supervisor for educational technology in New Brunswick, Canada. He recently spent a year in Jordan, serving as an advisor to the Ministry of Education in Amman and setting up computers in classrooms. He has written radio dramas for the CBC and spends a lot of time doing public readings in elementary schools.

Audrey Colman illustrated and designed Walter the Farting Dog, her first picture book. More recently she wrote and illustrated Francine. Her artwork has been featured in magazines, posters, and multimedia projects.

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Walter the Farting Dog 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 125 reviews.
psj More than 1 year ago
My four year old and I read this in the store and it was hilarious. After we left the store it was all he talked about. So I bought it and we read it all the time. It is a sweet and funny story about a farting dog. The kids love him, but no matter what he eats he farts. The dad tells them to get rid of the dog. But then burglars come into the house and his farts run them off - he is a hero! Great story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming from someone with some serious gastric problems... I found this book to be a real eye opener. It made me feel like I'm not the only person with stomach 'issues', and that is OK! Growing up, I only dreamed I had a dog like Walter. Someone who understood me. Who could stand to be around me. So don't insult this book. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who will be inspired from this book...nay, who NEED this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister is 8 and im 12 and we all luv this book!!! Never can out grow it! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so stupid it was funny! Come all you tight-up parents, it's just a little fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is my fav book sence i was a kid
SkipperGirl More than 1 year ago
This one is laugh-out-loud funny. Kids and grown-ups will enjoy this story over and over again. Readers will love Walter and his special talent that helps to save the family's valuables. Walter is a hero!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, I have no problem with the topic of this book being about farts. My problem is that the story seems to just drag on, the illustrated characters are completely creepy -especially the burglars who break into the house in the middle of the night! I'm suppose to read this to my child at bed time so that he can have nightmares about men coming through our windows at night!?! I really cannot stand this book and I don't think it is appropriate at all for small children! Not funny and not entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave these books to my little grandson because he is so thrilled with 'the body electric'. Everything about his body makes him laugh. When someone sneezes he laughs and sneezes along, and a hiccup sends him into gales of laughter that brings tears. Celebrate the magic of the body, including the wonder of passing gas. What a piece of work is man! This can also be the first step to teaching the social manners surrounding body function, while still accepting the body as a wonder. Not talking about farting certainly does not eliminate it from happening.
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It is freaking awsome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My nephews LOVE this book!!! People need to lighten up. Every kid loves farts and such. It is only a big deal when adults make it a big deal. Need to get the whole series for my boys. (Being the one that reads the book to the boys, it does tend to drag a little, but they like it and that is what matters)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to get these books all the time from the library. Walter is so funny. Genius author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is a fart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sharted. o.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can see ur pic. I am a wizard. The pic is hilarious. Shutup about there being no such thing as hogwarts cuz i am livin proof
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo funny. Good story book.: D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best story ever for children!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FUNNIEST BOOK EVER IN THE WHOLE WINDE WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its a funny book with are hero walter the farting dog!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so stupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only complaint I have is more relevant to the NOOK version of the book than the book itself. It looks like the physical book was simply scanned in to make electronic version. In one sense, it was good to be able to get the book in the format I, as the consumer, wanted; however, the quality was disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this when I was a little kid! Hilarious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago