Waltur Paints Himself Into a Corner and Other Stories

Overview

Waltur and his friends Matilda and Darwin are back in this collection of three stories that help beginning readers understand funny everyday sayings—like trying not to paint yourself into a corner (easier said than done!), putting the cart before the horse (how backwards can you get?), and letting sleeping dogs lie (not much good can come from waking up a cranky dog!).
What kind of trouble will Waltur get himself into this time? How much the ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $12.94   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.94
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(792)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book, May have some shelf wear. Prompt shipping, buy with confidence.

Ships from: Deer Park, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$65.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Waltur and his friends Matilda and Darwin are back in this collection of three stories that help beginning readers understand funny everyday sayings—like trying not to paint yourself into a corner (easier said than done!), putting the cart before the horse (how backwards can you get?), and letting sleeping dogs lie (not much good can come from waking up a cranky dog!).
What kind of trouble will Waltur get himself into this time? How much the wiser will he be for it?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Hilarious situations coupled with lively, quirky watercolor-filled pen-and-ink illustrations, make this a perfect, fun tool for teaching [idioms]." Kirkus 10/01/07 Kirkus Reviews

"Sorra's colorful, comical illustrations help make the connection between...phrases and characters' actions." SLJ 10/1/07 School Library Journal

"Gregorich creates some deliciously sticky, comical situations...[A]n appealing book that will call for repeated readings."—Booklist 12/1/07 Booklist, ALA

"[A] zany story." MBR December 2007 Midwest Book Review

Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
In this cheerful collection of easy-to-read adventures, a trio of friends (Waltur, Matilda, and Darwin) are back with three stories that help kids understand common, everyday sayings. In the first story, the folk wisdom, "don't put the cart before the house," is humorously illustrated by Waltur's decision to write his acceptance speech for a baking competition before his honey cake entry leaves the oven—as well as by his disastrous but funny wagon ride into town to the Summer Fair. Similarly, "don't paint yourself in a corner" is explained in messy-but-funny action as Waltur learns that you can also paint yourself into a circle if you are not careful. Waltur discovers in the last story how important it can be to "let sleeping dogs lie," especially ones with brand new puppies. In all the tales, Waltur's good friends Matilda and Darwin come to his aid just in the nick of time. Gregorich's humor hits the right notes for a beginning reader's sensibility, and Sorra's cheery illustrations of pen, ink and watercolor keep things bright on every page. This sturdily bound, hardcover collection of step-into-reading stories is a perfect choice for home, school or library bookshelves. Reviewer: Dianne Ochiltree
Kirkus Reviews
Gregorich returns to till the rich soil of idiomatic expressions she explored in Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke (2006). Cleverly combining the literal with the idiom, channeled through the likable oafish Waltur, she explains three idioms in ways even the most literal reader can begin to understand. When Waltur, in his race to give a thank-you speech for a contest that has yet to be judged, moves his horse behind his cart to speed the trip along, the familiar saying's meaning has never been clearer. Hilarious situations coupled with lively, quirky watercolor-filled pen-and-ink illustrations, make this a perfect, fun tool for teaching this literary construct. The final author's note traces the idioms' histories and a quick translation for any young reader who needs an explanation as clear as the nose on her face. Give Waltur another blue ribbon. (Picture book. 5-9)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618747962
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/22/2007
  • Series: Waltur Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Gregorich loves proverbs and folk wisdom, particularly about animals and especially about horses. She lives in Chicago with her husband.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)