If Wendell Had a Walrus

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This story follows Wendell’s imagination on his journey to find a walrus.

Wendell saw a cloud shaped like a walrus and his imagination roamed. He imagined it was real. He gave it a name, told it jokes, and tried to play his favorite games with it, although he soon learned a walrus wasn’t so good at climbing trees. Wendel imagined he’d have “the most stupendiferous, cosmically colossal best time of their lives.” When Wendell accepted he didn’t have a walrus, he decided to get one, and a new journey began.

If Wendell Had a Walrus easily moves from one idea to another, just like an active, young boy’s imagination does. It’s a delight to read and re-read. The words and playful illustrations work so well together, readers will feel like they have their own walrus! It’s the kind of book that inspires a child to imagine their own dreams. A great adventure for young readers.

Chris Hayden

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Author Lori Mortensen • Matt Phelan, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Publish Date 2018-Apr-17
ISBN 9781627796026
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Issue May 2018
Category Children's


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