Banned from the Beach

Banned from the Beach

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Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe are enjoying their seaside vacation . . . until a certain dog blows away their umbrella with an enormous fart. Before long, Walter is banned from the beach. While stuck inside the beach house, Walter snacks on a sack of strange-looking tropical fruit labeled "Cook Thoroughly." Meanwhile, Betty and Billy hunt for treasure out on a sandbar. As soon as they find a nickel, Mr. and Mrs. Crabbe elbow their way in. All four get marooned during high tide. Will Walter hear their cries for help? And why did that tropical fruit have to be thoroughly cooked?show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 248.92 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525478124
  • 9780525478126
  • 430,268

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"Kids will find it hysterical. The dialogue is clever, and the art is quite ingenious. Seemingly computer-conceived characters--including Walter, complete with a permanently abashed expression--are unique efforts, as are the smoothly colored backgrounds. All in all, it's a gas."show more

About William Kotzwinkle

William Kotzwinkle is the author of such enduring classics as "The Fan Man, " "Fata Morgana, " and "The Bear Went Over the Mountain." His numerous children s books include "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." He has twice won the National Magazine Award for Fiction, as well as many other honors here and abroad, including the World Fantasy Award. His most recent novel is "The Amphora Project." Glenn Murray has worked in education for over twenty years, both in Canada and the Middle East. He has written radio dramas for the CBC and devotes a lot of time to promoting literacy. He has been pleased and privileged to see firsthand that the Walter books can be used to turn kids on to reading. Elizabeth Gundy is best known for her novel "Bliss." Among her other books are "Cat on a Leash" and the comic novel "The Disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose." She is also co-creator of the first four Walter books. Audrey Colman illustrated the four previous Walter the Farting Dog books and also wrote and illustrated a picture book entitled "Francine, Francine, the Beach Party Queen!, " which appeared on the "New York Times" bestseller list along with the Walter the Farting Dog series. Her digital painting has been featured in magazines, posters, and multimedia projects. She lives in Oakland, California."show more

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308 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 39% (119)
4 31% (96)
3 20% (63)
2 7% (21)
1 3% (9)
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