Please join the book launch story time for Walrus Song, a lyrical nonfiction picture book about this unique arctic mammal. Dive right in with children’s author Janet Lawler and artist Timothy Basil Ering as they introduce Walrus — who plays with puffins, lounges on ice, devours clams, and makes lots of noise!
Janet will read Walrus Song and share a bit about her inspiration and writing process. Timothy will talk about his process to create the stunning illustrations that complement her story. Kids (and adults!) may want to have pencils and blank paper handy for a fun drawing activity to close the book launch celebration.
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?
Award-winning author Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction picture books and early readers for children. Her work has been featured in Scholastic Book Clubs and the Children's Book of the Month Club and has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew.
Her more-than-thirty published titles include Fright School, Winter Cats, Mirabel's Missing Valentines, If Kisses Were Colors, and Kindergarten Hat. Her nonfiction work includes Walrus Song and National Geographic’s Rain Forest Colors and Ocean Counting.
Janet is fascinated by the natural world and enjoys finding humor and hope in everyday life. She loves how words make music, and she marvels at the way illustrators add depth and detail to her stories. Learn more about Janet and her books at JanetLawler.com.
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.