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A smellerific story!

  • Jul 4, 2010
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Take a dog, give him gas, and sell him at a yard sale. The results?? A laugh out loud story even adults can enjoy.
Poor Walter. He has gas. His owners love him and hate him. When an old man comes to the family yard sale and sees Walter he has to have him. After looking around to make sure his children aren't around, the father decides to rid the family of Walter and his odiferous personality. The old man buys Walter and brings him home, but doesn't want him for a pet. He wants to use Walter's odorous ability.
He begins by hooking Walter up to a fart machine. He feeds Walter can after can of beans so Walter will fill up balloons to use. The man dresses like a clown and takes the balloons with him. Is he going to a party?? No it's a bank robbery!! One by one the man pops the noxious balloons in the bank to make off with the money!
After returning back to his Apartment, the man feeds Walter more and more beans. Walter can't take much more and the fart machine explodes!! Walter escapes and leads everyone back to the Apartment and the Police arrest the man. Walter and his gas save the day!
Although it may not seems an appropriate story for young children my daughter LOVES this book. What three year old child DOESN'T think farts are funny?? A good read for children of any age, in my opinion!
A smellerific story!

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Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Bought this for my nephew--along with the farting dog toy--for Xmas a few years ago. Too funny!
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Here's a companion to Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops, albeit with less educational value. Walter, a fat gray dog with an apologetic look on his face, comes home from the pound with two children. He has incurable gas, and his family decides to take him back. The night before he is to go, Walter sadly devours "the 25-pound bag of low-fart dog biscuits the vet had prescribed for him, which had made him fart more.... A gigantic gas bubble began to build inside him." Wouldn't you know, two burglars break in, and Walter's liability becomes his asset. Predictable stuff, but Kotzwinkle (Trouble in Bugland) and education writer Murray know their audience. Their simple strategy just keep saying "fart" should have children rolling in the aisles during read-aloud. Newcomer Colman likewise fixates on one visual gag, Walter with steam blasting out his backside. Unlike Babette Cole, whose Dr. Dog takes a mock-scientific approach to digestion, Colman specializes in reaction shots; in her surreal collages of photos and patterns, people hold their noses and a cat glances at the culprit. Yes, this lowbrow endeavor could be a crowd-pleaser but, like its topic, its disruptive effects will tend to linger. Ages 4-8.

Product Details
  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frog Children's Books; illustrated edition edition (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583940537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583940532
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ISBN-10: 1583940537
ISBN-13: 978-1583940532
Author: William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray
Publisher: Frog Children's Books; illustrated edition edition
Date Published: November 1, 2001
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