Walrus Song (Hardcover)

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By Janet Lawler, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
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Learn about how these captivating creatures flop and plop and call and play their way in and out of the icy waters they call home.

What’s the ruckus?
What’s that sound?
Walrus calls and songs astound—
Honk, honkkkk! HOOO, HOOOOT!

Diving, feasting, twirling—catch a glimpse of the joy found in a walrus’s icy home. Follow as it plays hide-and-seek with a friend, lounges on an ice floe, and demonstrates an impressive repertoire of sounds. Janet Lawler celebrates the many wonders of being a walrus in a story that’s brought to life through Timothy Basil Ering’s exuberant artwork. Readers curious to learn more will find a glossary at the end, along with some cool walrus facts: 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?

About the Author

Janet Lawler is the author of many books for children and is particularly inspired by the natural world. Her inspiration for this book came after listening to a YouTube recording of ten hours’ worth of walrus sounds, after which she wanted to learn more about these interesting creatures and share that knowledge with young readers. She had great fun creating words that reflect the weird noises walruses make! Janet Lawler lives with her family in Connecticut.

Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal winner The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo as well as Finn Throws a Fit! by David Elliott and Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson. He is also the author-illustrator of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling, and The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger. Timothy Basil Ering lives in Kingston, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

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.
—Kirkus Reviews

With rhyming text, Lawler provides an engaging and educational peek into the life of a walrus.

—WORLD Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536207552
ISBN-10: 1536207551
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English