Where’s Walrus? and Penguin?
Stephen Savage. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-545-40295-8
Savage’s Walrus has escaped the zoo once again, and this time he has an accomplice—a small black penguin. Together, the two adopt an array of disguises designed to throw a pursuing zookeeper off their trail. In one of several silently hilarious scenes, the zookeeper peers into a subway car. At left, a woman in a bulky overcoat and kerchief smiles at her swaddled baby; at right, bulky, kerchief-wearing Walrus exchanges glances with a similarly swaddled Penguin. Full of sly visual jokes and smart use of repetition, this wordless rollick draws smiles on every page. Ages 3–6. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015