Using the same minimalist retro graphic style he employed in Lauren Thompson's Polar Bear Night (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), Savage has created the wonderfully simple and wordless Where's Walrus?. A walrus sneaks out through the zoo gates, and in order to evade the zookeeper he disguises himself by donning the various hats of his fellow city inhabitants such as construction worker, fountain mermaid, plein air painter.... etc.
Don't underestimate the value of a good wordless picture book. There ends up being a lot of interaction between reader and listener. One of my sessions with the little guy went something like this:
"What hat is he wearing?"
"Yes, a construction worker hat."
With a wordless book, there is no hurry to get back to the text or turn the page until all discussion about the picture is finished.
This book is brand new to the shelves and you are sure to enjoy it.
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Watch the trailer below. It truly captures the spirit of the book.
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