Walter Was Worried

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author

Roaring Brook Press

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Opposite the simple declarative sentence, "Walter was worried" is a portrait of a very worried Walter. But wait! The letters that spell out his feelings form his facial characteristics, as well as his expression. Gradually a simple story unfolds: the sky grows dark, the fog rolls in, lightning lights the sky, and thunder shakes the trees; Priscilla was puzzled, Shirley was shocked, Frederick was frightened... and eventually (when the sun came out) Henry was hopeful, and Elliot ecstatic.

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Praise for Walter Was Worried

"Innovative ... Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Typesetters will be tickled and printers pleased by Seeger's emotive imagery.
--Publishers Weekly

"There is surprising depth in this wonderful collaboration of art and story."
--School Library Journal

"A smart, alphabet-based game."
-- Best Book of 2005 Award, Child magazine

"With colorful illustrations, Seeger takes young readers on an educational journey through the imagination."
--Children's Literature


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Children's Review: Walter Was Worried by Laura Vaccaro Seeger / Author, Laura Vaccaro Seeger / Illustrator . Roaring Brook/ Porter $15.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-59643-068-6

Seeger, who played with letterforms in The Hidden Alphabet , gives new meaning to the word "typeface" here. In this diverting book, oversize adjectives de
- Publishers Weekly

WALTER WAS WORRIED by Laura Vaccaro Seeger | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of WALTER WAS WORRIED . Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both.
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By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for both 2009 and 2008, a 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and the 2007 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her books include First the Egg, The Hidden Alphabet, and Dog and Bear,among others.  Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and  then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business. Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.

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Walter Was Worried
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illustrated by the author

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
September 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596430686
ISBN10: 1596430680
Picture Book
8 x 8 1/2 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
August 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596431966
ISBN10: 1596431962
Picture Book
8 x 8 1/2 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$7.99
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