Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Saleby William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, Audrey Coleman
Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly 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
Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly 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 is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.
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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+the same gross humor as the previous book and even more inventive illustrations, a mix of collage and computer-generated art. (ALA Booklist)
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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