With an intriguing cover illustration showing a small boy in pjs, along with a bulgy balloon-type being, this story starts with the delivery of a new bed for the boy Flynn, by Wally and Russ Beds. Come bedtime, Flynn goes to tell his parents that there is a walrus in his bed, which, of course, they do not believe. Flynn tries to squeeze into the bed, but the walrus is either hungry, catching a cold, thirsty… or just plain has an unreachable itch? Flynn does all he can think of to relieve walrus’s problems preventing them going to sleep. The single response he gets from the beast is ‘HARRUMPH!’ whilst his parents go along with his story with disbelief. The illustrations show how much discomfort all four characters suffer, in a muted colour palette, on thick paper. Flynn thinks he has cracked the going to sleep problem when he decides what walrus needs is a cuddle! The surprising resolution shows walrus tucked up in mum and dad’s bed, with the parents horrified by the vision of a walrus overflowing in their own bed. The first end paper shows Wally and Russ delivering the child’s new bed, and the last…Whaley Big Baths are delivering a new bath, their van logo showing… Lots of room for imaginative talk about this story line, familiar in homes all around the world!
http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/bfklogo.png 0 0 Angie Hill http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/bfklogo.png Angie Hill2017-05-05 11:51:002021-06-19 10:52:47There’s a Walrus in My Bed!