Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise

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Dutton Children's Books, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
33 Reviews

It's a fabulous floating palace, and everybody on it is having the time of their life…until a mysterious and terrible odor begins to permeate the splendid ship.What can this awful odor be? All signs point to Walter, and so he is banished down below, with the stinky cheeses.Walter doesn't mind—at least he has something to snack on. But not even the cheese room can contain Walter's powerful farts. So they lower him onto a lifeboat, and he is forced to travel alone behind the ocean liner. Then catastrophe strikes! The liner loses its power. How long will the great cruise ship and its frightened passengers be marooned on the high seas? About as long as it takes Walter to digest that cheese….

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Illustrations are great too! - Goodreads
The plot is silly but with notes of sweet. - Goodreads
This book has a strong plot, and lots of funny parts. - Goodreads
He always looks intently at the pictures. - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book are not typical. - Goodreads

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

My son received this as a gift a long time ago. He`s clearing off his shelves and I thought I would read it before sending it to the thrift store. Honestly, I was not expecting much from this book ... Read full review

Review: Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise (Walter the Farting Dog #4)

User Review  - Gena - Goodreads

I'm sure David will have a love/hate relationship with this book. It's repulsive but with a childlike humor that you can't deny most kids will enjoy. Fart humor...hopefully kids grow out of it .... right? :p Read full review

About the author (2006)

William Kotzwinkle was born in 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Rider College and Pennsylvania State University.He worked as an editor and writer in the 1960s. William Kotzwinkle is an accomplished author who is best known for his book of the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, but who has produced a range of work for both adults and children that often transgresses genre boundaries and the distinction between serious and popular fiction. Beginning as a children's writer with The Fireman, he then published novels for adults such as Hermes 3000, The Fan Man, and Queen of Swords, which began to establish him as an original and distinctive novelist. But it was Doctor Rat that made his reputation as a powerful fantasy writer with a sharp satirical edge. The novel focuses upon laboratory rats whose spokesman, the Doctor Rat of the title, eventually escapes from the vast laboratory where experiments on his fellow-creatures are taking place, and whose adventures are interwoven with shorter tales told by animals of different kinds who finally try to form a whole that will make humans more peaceful and benign. But they are all killed. William Kotzwinkle is a novelist and poet, who is known for his broad range of style and subject. He is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He lives with his wife, author Elizabeth Gundy, in Maine. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977. He published The Million Dollar Bear in 1994.

Glenn Murray is a supervisor for educational technology in New Brunswick, Canada

Elizabeth Gundy is the author of such highly praised novels as Bliss, The Disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose, and Love, Infidelity and Drinking to Forget. She also co-authored the best-selling childrens series Walter the Farting Dog. She is married to the writer William Kotzwinkle.

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