Explore the world of a young walrus pup as he overcomes the obstacle of his natural inability to fly. Share this award-winning story with your children about curiosity, perseverance and the power of imagination. The Independent Publisher Book Awards has awarded Every Walrus Can Fly in the Best Children's Illustrated eBook category.
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About the Author
Brian oversees creative strategy, design and artist development at The Basement. As a child, he was told his attention span was about the length of this paragraph. But after laborious years of watching Liquid Television and daydreaming, he now leads one of the Midwest's premiere digital design studios. He has held adjunct faculty positions at IUPUI and Ball State and he frequently lectures for industry organizations around the nation. His speaking credits include the 2011 SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, AAF Louisville, Visionfest, Heartland Film Institute, AIGA and the Digital Non-Conference in Cincinnati. In 2010, Brian founded the MG Collective, a professional organization for animators and motion graphic artists, in an effort to cultivate Indiana’s growing animation industry. Brian lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two young children.
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Every Walrus Can Fly based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite “Every Walrus can Fly” by Brian Phillips is a lesson in open-minded thinking, cleverly disguised as an attractive, vividly illustrated book for the entertainment of children. This story begins by asking a question: “Would you believe me if I said every walrus can fly? And elephants could too, if they were willing to try?” The natural response to these questions will be to turn the page, to find out how it is possible that every walrus and elephant can fly, because on the surface those two comments are patently absurd. Our hero is a 3 year old walrus, Royce, who dreams of one day being able to fly like a bird, soaring high above the earth. All he needs are wings, he believes. But he questions whether a walrus – even one with wings – would be able to stay in the sky. He wisely goes to his father for advice, but his father simply hands him a coin and tells him to save it. Over time, Royce finds additional coins, until he has so many that he stacks them up and climbs to the top. But he realizes, even though he is closer to the clouds than he was, he is still not flying. By creative thinking, he eventually discovers an alternative that will enable him to fly, and he is very excited when he is able to implement his plan. This story is certain to entertain young, and not-so-young, children with its colorful illustrations, clever rhymes, and rather unusual subject. But what is more important than entertaining the children is that this book will teach them something about critical thinking skills, which are so vital for living a successful life. Brian Phillips has skillfully taken a college-level concept, and put it into a setting young children can understand and learn from. Phillips demonstrates an impressive talent for story-telling, while simultaneously teaching children a valuable life lesson. This book is definitely recommended for anyone who knows a child, and would like to help that child learn to succeed in life.
Royce is a three-year-old walrus who wants to fly. The story of how Royce tries to achieve this impossible goal is shown through colorful eye-catching pictures. This story is appropriate for showing children that there is more than one way to accomplish a goal. It can be used to teach respect for each other's opinions.