Genre: Family / Humor / Potty Humor / Animals / Pets
Year Published: 2001
Year Read: 2009
Publisher: Frog in Well
Series: Walter the Farting Dog #1
“Walter the Farting Dog” is an extremely unique book created by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray along with illustrations by Audrey Colman. This book is about how an innocent dog-named Walter has some serious gas problems to the chagrin of his new family. “Walter the Farting Dog” will have the entire family rolling around laughing for many years.
William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray’s story about a farting dog is truly unique since there has never been a children’s book that focused solely on farting and the book is even heartwarming to read as Walter tries so hard to stop farting in order to stay with his new family that he loves. Audrey Colman’s illustrations are highly creative as she plasters realistic looking faces onto the characters surreal looking bodies and the images are extremely colorful making this book extremely lively to read.
Parents should know that this book is about a dog who farts a lot and that might disgust some children who do not enjoy potty humor. Parents should tell their children that while it is natural for people to pass gas, it is not polite to do so abruptly for the fun of it since it would be extremely rude to other people.
“Walter the Farting Dog” is a great book for the entire family that will have them rolling around laughing at Walter’s predicament for a long time. I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since smaller children might try to imitate the potty humor displayed in this book.