Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble At the Yard Sale

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

After being sold at the family's yard sale, Walter is put to use blowing up balloons for a clown who is bent on robbing banks, but he escapes and becomes a hero.

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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

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This sequel to the bestselling Walter the Farting Dog will please its fans, as the pooch continues to leave an acrid trail, and a clown with a dark side plans to put Walter's talent to use. Ages 5-up. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This is the second book about the dog with a major gas problem. It will probably equally delight some of the kids and offend the more sensitive just as the first did. While at a yard sale, Walter is stolen by a crook who makes him fill balloons with his potent gastric product. Then, dressed as a clown, the robber invades a bank, pops the gas-filled balloons, and makes off with a bag full of bills as the guard and others in the bank struggle from the effects of the freshly released gas. Walter escapes captivity, however, and there is a happy ending, as Walter's family welcomes him back, problem and all. The apparently computer-generated full and double-page scenes are crowded with an odd assortment of objects and equally odd-looking people in all sorts of styles and combinations, with Walter the most realistic-looking of all. The visual fun may be more attractive than the gross point of the zany plot. 2004, Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this second far-fetched tale about Walter, neighbors have been avoiding the yard-sale table where Walter has been sitting all day. Unbelievably, Father wonders why! Yet he doesn't hesitate to sell the pup to the first man who stops by to inquire. The new owner, a clown, intends to use Walter for a bank heist by fastening him to a "fart-catcher" in order to inflate balloons with his obnoxious-smelling gas. As the clown pops the balloons in the bank, customers and bank tellers are overcome with the stench. When the perp arrives home with the sack of money, he lights a cigar and is launched across the room because of a gas leak. Walter runs out the door toward his former home, and the police follow the trail of $100 bills fluttering behind him. As they try to arrest Walter, he leads them back to the real culprit. Pages are busy with digital illustrations that give an olive green pallor to the human skin tone and a garish look to the clown. For those who appreciated the lowbrow, tasteless humor of the first book, this one provides much more of the same.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142406267
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 5/4/2006
  • Series: Walter the Farting Dog Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 167,196
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Hilarious

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2010

    Annoying Book

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    It stinks!!!!!!!!!

    It might just be me but who wants to read about a farting dog?

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Awesome

    It is my fav book sence i was a kid

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2006

    Coming from someone with some serious gastric problems...

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Funny story

    Once upon a time there was a fat old lady who couldnt stop farting. She farted in Walmart in the middle of a crowd of people. They all passed out. She farted in her bed next to her old man husband. He never tossed and turned trying to go to sleep again that night. She farted in the zoo. The animals died and the people fainted. She farted in a stall at Walmart. The people in the other stalls fainted and accidentally dunked their heads in the toilet. The peiple at the sinks got a germy hair wash. In her own bathroom all was peaceful until she let loose a big one and the tower of pisa toppled over. She killed every person animal and plant. Then she died too. The end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    To i want mindcraft

    Its minEcraft. Minecraft, not mindcraft.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    The farting dog

    This book was so stupid it was funny! Come all you tight-up parents, it's just a little fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Ghost

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Tiona

    This is so stupid

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    BAD read!

    Don't teach your children such bad things!!!Stupid book!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Great kids book!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    children find their natural body functions interesting

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    Sorry

    I ment:shut up people that don't like this book:so that is what I mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Cool

    It is freaking awsome!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    My nephews LOVE this book!!! People need to lighten up. Every

    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)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Love it

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Elizabeth

    I LOVE FARTING DOGS! In other words, this sounds REALLY Good!!!:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Laura

    I used to get these books all the time from the library. Walter is so funny. Genius author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    3<==3

    Is a fart

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