By Stephen Savage
Scholastic, $16.99, ages 3-6
As we move from page to page, seeking a runaway walrus pursued by his zookeeper, there can be two sorts of pleasure on each page. The number of people amongst whom the walrus seeks to blend is never too great, nothing like the crowd on a "Where's Waldo" beach scene, for example, so young readers can have success in answering the title question. Older readers, adults especially, can enjoy the allusions to other iconic images, from art (as when the walrus sits at a diner counter, just as in Edward Hopper's famous painting) or life (the walrus's high-dive performance is rated by judges holding up point cards). It's a thrill of the chase for all.
"Where's Walrus?" by Stephen Savage
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