Walter Was Worriedby Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Opposite the simple declarative sentence, "Walter was worried" is a portrait of a very worried Walter. But wait! The letters that spell out his feelings form his facial characteristics, as well as his expression. Gradually a simple story unfolds: the sky grows dark, the fog rolls in, lightning lights the sky, and thunder shakes the trees; Priscilla was puzzled, Shirley was shocked, Frederick was frightened... and eventually (when the sun came out) Henry was hopeful, and Elliot ecstatic.
Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
“Innovative ... Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here.” Kirkus Reviews
“Typesetters will be tickled and printers pleased by Seeger's emotive imagery.” Publishers Weekly
“There is surprising depth in this wonderful collaboration of art and story.” School Library Journal
“A smart, alphabet-based game.” Best Book of 2005 Award, Child magazine
“With colorful illustrations, Seeger takes young readers on an educational journey through the imagination.” Children's Literature
Meet the Author
Laura Vaccaro Seeger has been called "the queen of the concept book by The Horn Book and is the winner of many awards including two Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. studiolvs.com
Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business.
Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.
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