Walruses have never looked more adorable. Lawler’s spare text and Ering’s vibrant illustrations, rendered in charcoal and acrylic paint on paper, effortlessly introduce the lovable mammal. . . . The lyrical and rhythmic narrative will engage readers, and the spreads on walrus songs will invite kids to imitate with gusto. . . the full package is begging to be read aloud.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
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.
[Lawler’s] clever, vivid poetry and Ering’s exuberant, oversize illustrations in charcoal and acrylic paint bring the walrus to vivid life.
—The Buffalo News
With rhyming text, Lawler provides an engaging and educational peek into the life of a walrus.
The chunky, bewhiskered walrus might not sound like the most debonair of sea creatures, but Janet Lawler’s cheerful verses do a great job capturing its charisma. . . . With Timothy Basil Ering’s expressive close-up illustrations and a collection of walrus facts at the end, Lawler’s picture book is an appealing and poetic ode to the ‘solid, massive’ creature.
—The Virginian Pilot