Dive right in with Walrus in this lyrical nonfiction picture book. Walrus plays with a puffin, lounges on ice, dives for clams, and makes lots of noise! Honk, honkkkk! HOOO, HOOOOT! Squee! Squee, SQWEEE! Toot, TOOT! Did you know that a walrus can eat more than four thousand clams in a feeding frenzy and that some walruses weigh more than a car?
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A Connecticut Book Award 2022 Winner – Nonfiction Picture Book
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Walruses have never looked more adorable. Lawler’s spare text and Ering’s vibrant illustrations, rendered in charcoal and acrylic paint on paper, effortlessly introduce the lovable mammal. . . . The lyrical and rhythmic narrative will engage readers, and the spreads on walrus songs will invite kids to imitate with gusto. . . the full package is begging to be read aloud… Back matter consists of detailed explanations of walrus behavior
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Appended with walrus facts that reference specific spreads, this will please a range of audiences, from squirmy toddlers enticed by the rhymes to would-be marine biologists.
Lawler keeps the tone light and fun while imparting a great deal of information. . . . Ering’s brilliant, luminous, lifelike paintings capture their subject close-up and in great detail. . . will entrance little readers and their grown-ups.