Awards and Honors
ILF (Indiana Library Federation) Young Hoosier Award Book, 2018
If Wendell Had a Walrus
Written by Lori Mortensen
Illustrated by Matt Phelan
Published by Henry Holt, April 2018
In this heartwarming story about friendship and imagination, a boy named Wendell dreams of getting a pet walrus. Together, they'd ride bikes, tell jokes, and have a stupendiferous, cosmically colossal time. If only he could find one! But looking for a walrus turns out to be its own adventure, with an unexpected result.
Acclaimed author, Lori Mortensen and New York Times bestselling illustrator, Matt Phelan, have created a sweet, playful, memorable book that kids are sure to request again and again.
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