Walter the Farting Dog

Walter the Farting Dog

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583940532
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Walter the Farting Dog Series , #1
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 30,987
Product dimensions: 10.06(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

William Kotzwinkle is the author of eighteen children's books, including The World is Big and I'm So Small, Tales from the Empty Notebook, The Nap Master, E.T. The Extraterrestrial and E.T. The Book of the Green Planet. His books for adults include The Bear Went Over the Mountain, The Fan Man, Fata Morgana, and Doctor Rat. He is the two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Fiction and the World Fantasy Award. His books are published all over the world.


Glen Murray is a supervisor for educational technology in New Brunswick, Canada. He spends a lot of time in schools where he often mixes business with pleasure by reading to elementary classes. He has written radio dramas for the CBC, as well as articles on Canadian history and technology. He recently worked with the Lung Association on their Flight for Life project, raising awareness from coast to coast about air quality and the environment.


Audrey Colman is an artist and designer living in Berkeley, California. Her art has been featured in a variety of products from magazines, posters, and other print work to multi-media projects. This is her first children's book. She is also the author and illustrator of Francine, Francine the Beach Party Queen! Visit her art at www.goodartstudio.com.

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[OUTSIDE THE HOME]Betty and Billy brought Walter home from the dog pound. “Nobody wanted him,” said Billy.“But we love him,” said Betty.“Well, he smells awful,” said their mother. “I think you’d better give him a bath.”[IN THE BATHROOM]Mother walked in and said, “He still smells awful.” And that’s when they got the first clue. The tell-tale bubbles in the water.“He’s probably just a little nervous,” said Mother, hopefully. “His stomach must be upset.”But Walter’s stomach wasn’t upset. Walter’s stomach was fine. He felt perfectly normal. He just farted a lot.

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Walter the Farting Dog 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
psj More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister is 8 and im 12 and we all luv this book!!! Never can out grow it! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so stupid it was funny! Come all you tight-up parents, it's just a little fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is my fav book sence i was a kid
SkipperGirl More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
DireWeevil on LibraryThing 7 months ago
What a magnificant book! Filled with laughs and tremendous pictures that simply cause the reader to laugh uncontrollably. A better farting book, I know not of one.
bplma on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Poor Walter! He can't help it if all his favorite foods make him fart--loudly and stinkily. Mom and Dad -- to the dismay of their 2 kids--have issued an ultimatum...either Walter stops farting or he goes! In the end Walter's talent for stinky farts foils some thieves who break in while the family is out, and Walter the farting dog is not only safe, he's a hero!A fun to read-a-loud picture book sure to please every crowd. Colman's colorful, fantastic illustrations have a playful quality that adds to the fun.03/07
EnriqueFreeque on LibraryThing 7 months ago
What kind of horrible message does a book like Walter the Farting Dog send to our precious children? That it's okay to fart? That farting is somehow...funny? Or that breaking wind repeatedly at an opportune time might make you the family hero someday when burglars try to rob your house?For too long our children have been brought up believing that flatulence, be it canine or Homo sapien in origin, is hysterical, something to joke about. But it's not hysterical; it's not something to joke about, and this book did not make me laugh. I swear by God it didn't.Even my three-year old knows better when it comes to excretory etiquette. When one of his older sisters toots (never me), he immediately goes all wide eyed, and declares, "ewwwww, that's dis-gus-tus!"And it is disgustus isn't it, especially when you turn every page of Walter the Farting Dog, a supposed children's book for crying out loud, only to see a big 'ol smoke cloud-illustration being rudely ejected from Walter's behind, and then wafting away like some chemical weapon of gass destruction straight into the olfactory centers of Walter's nose-plugging human companions. Thank goodness this book is not a scratch 'n sniff!When Billy and Betty's father threatens to send Walter back to the pound where, I believe, he rightfully belongs, they boo-hoo something awful as kids are prone to do, not caring, apparently, that their dear dog has turned their parent's home into a veritable fart factory! I hinted at this book's ending in the beginning so I won't spoil it here. Suffice to say, I personally prefer The Cat in the Hat to Walter the Farting Dog. A) Because The Cat in the Hat is about a cat and not about a dog; and, B) because The Cat in the Hat does not pass gas.Books about cats are just plain classier than books about dogs, anyway, because cats are classier than dogs period, particularly classier than problematically flatulent dogs like Walter. And were a cat ever to fart, which I don't think they do, but if they did, I'm just saying, they'd know to saunter off somewhere and do their business politely, in private, like a woman.All in all, some kids might like this book (I don't know why) - maybe if you make fart noises with your lips or armpits while you're reading it to them, they might like it - but I think, whatever it's worth, that Walter the Farting Dog stinks.
JeroenBerndsen on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I picked this up in the states on vacation for my brother and we found it hilarious, especially the illustrations! I think any kid would totally love this book. And perhaps not just kids.... Too bad the follow-ups are so hard to come by in europe...
Brooke28 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a very funny book in which Walter, the dog, can't stop farting. If the farting problem isn't solved, he will have to be given away. The family works hard at trying to solve this smelly dilemma.
jyasinchuk on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The second installment of the Walter the Farting Dog by Canadian heavyweight author Bill Kotzwinkle. This time our hero, Walter the Farting Dog, stinks his way into trouble as the unsuspecting accomplice to a bank robber. But, once again his penchant for flatulence saves the day! Audrey Colman's distinctive computer-generated artwork highlights bravely complements the hilarity. Truly a gas! Recommended for anyone wishing to laugh along with nature's favourite smelly 'trademark'. Check out the original "Walter the Farting Dog".
perihan on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Walter is a happy dog but he farts constantly. One day his owners are having a yard sale. The father dislikes Walter¿s habit of farting and while his children are away buying an ice cream, he sells Walter for ten dollars to a clown. Walter feels bad for leaving his family. The clown hooks Walter to a machine to inflate the balloons with gas. He takes balloons to a bank, pops them to stun the guards and robs the bank. When Walter understands how he was used by the clown, he decides to help police capture him. He becomes a hero and returns to his family.
Leshauck on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Grades 1-8. Walter is at it again with his farts saving the day. The book was great about teaching kids to treat everybody the same even if somebody is a little bit different
LibrarysCat on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This book is the kinda funny the kid's parents sometimes won't like until they are alone and can giggle freely. My husband and I are buying the Spanish translation since we both speak Spanish. Can't wait to get it and read it to the grandkids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was the worst sample ever! Three pages, i mean i didn't even get to read part of it. All thoe i only read the sample. Hope fully the full book is better. By the reviews i think it will be good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was younger I used to love this book and still do now. This book is great for kids (Ecspecialy boys) and will most likely bring laughs to the family. Dom't even get me started on the wonderful illustrations!
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It is freaking awsome!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to get these books all the time from the library. Walter is so funny. Genius author.