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Walter the Farting Dog: Banned from the Beach Paperback – June 25, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Series: Walter the Farting Dog
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (June 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142413941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142413944
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 0.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William Kotzwinkle and Elizabeth Gundy live in Maine.

Glenn Murray lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Audrey Colman lives in Berkeley, California.

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Customer Reviews

Too funny...I love this book!!
oreo799
I shall read him this book and we will laugh together.
Shnan
My 6 yr old grandson loved this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Besser on April 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book, one of a series, is absolutely wonderful for four to six- year-olds. They are all at the bodily functions stage of self-interest, and this book is howlingly funny.
Also, whilst they are giggling, the stories teach them moral values, ethics and the importance of good behaviour.
Our little girl, five years old, never wearies of being read, and reading her Walter books, and of squeezing her fleecy Walter the Farting Dog !
HIGHLY recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Shnan on May 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
When I first saw the title of this book, I was intrigued and perhaps just a wee bit offended. After all, I AM somebody's grandmother. However, after reading and howling with delight I loosened up and chilled out. Walter's odious eructations are a natural bodily function, and in this story they saved the day! In the end (pun intended) even this uptight granny, who has a degree in early childhood and elementary education, had to admit that this lesson of self acceptance, even as one recognizes one's own flaws, has value. My four year old grandson will adore it, I am certain. I shall read him this book and we will laugh together. Everybody farts and everybody cries. And everybody laughs too!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy on July 29, 2007
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If you have a problem coaxing your kids to read - Walter comes to the rescue. While being funny (all kids think the subject matter is funny) it is also a book that teaches kids a lesson about acceptance of those with minor flaws.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Campbell on August 11, 2009
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Just OK. I thought it would be more clever. 4-year old enjoyed it a little more since she had just gotten the plush Walter for her birthday.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cbear6889 on December 9, 2011
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I ordered this book for my niece due to the similarities to the stories my husband's grandpa told them when they were little. It's a cute little stocking stuffer. If you're looking for the meaning of life inside this little book, remind yourself that it's a children's book. It's very simply written with great visuals. I find it to be more of a funny story about a dog farting than about acceptance, so I won't go too far into making it seem like an after-school special about tolerance. If you don't find humor in farts and farting animals, then I would pass right by, but I don't see why you would be drawn to this book anyways, the title and the cover art state clearly what the book is about.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. W. Manuel on February 17, 2012
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I have to say that walter the farting dog and his other books are ok for me but seem to incite a lot of giggling from my daughter. She really gets a kick out of the books in this series. Can't say they are favorites for me but i like that she enjoys reading and being read aloud to. And thankfully they have not spawned conversation about gas anymore than usual for a 4 year old. in fact quite the opposite she feels compassion for walter and his inability to control his gassy behavior.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R S Cobblestone VINE VOICE on August 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
You have to start with a certain level of acceptance when you pick up a kids' book titled Walter The Farting Dog: Banned From the Beach. I suspect those without that level of acceptance won't pick it up in the first place.

Walter has a gas problem. The same gas that gets him in trouble at the beach ends up... well, that's the story! However, "the point" here is weak. No matter what planet you're from, the theme of the story is... what? You are weird if you are irritated by dogs behaving badly on the beach or elsewhere? Society should accept everything? How about, dog owners are okay even if they are not responsible. Or, don't worry, be happy? I realize that stories for kids are allowed to be... just fun. I'd put this one in that category. But I've heard that there ARE themes here: don't rush to judgment, be accepting, defend the defenseless, and so on. These themes weren't here for me.

But the artwork! Superb work, indeed. The book certainly didn't need a "scratch'n sniff" strip to make you aware of Walter's little problem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NASABA on May 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Probably not a fan of farting books in general, though kids seem to like them; still, not sure this book gets it right, even within the genre.
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