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Author: Christine Gormican Hierl and Michelle Gormican Thompson

Illustrator: Janet M. Thompson

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Publisher: Cedar Shamrock Publishing,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Wyatt Walker talks a lot about random things. Mostly, he asks silly questions about the world around him.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8

Age of Child: Read to 3-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son loved the part where Wyatt Walker drives the train. He wanted to read this one again.

Adult Reader Reaction: The pictures are cute and fun, but overall, this is Okay. There is not much of a story but the illustrations are depict fun, colorful, and interesting objects. It has a mid-western wholesomeness to it.

Pros: Colorful fun illustrations carry this book. What starts out with lots of activity winds down into a bedtime-quiet story.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It's a book to borrow from the library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE TRAIN TO TIMBUCTOO (Golden Books Family Story Time, Number 4)   SILLY CAT SILLY CAT   WILD ABOUT BOOKS

Educational Themes: This is a book to be shared for fun. Some of Wyatt's questions might be fun for the upper edge of this target audience to explore (like why do sweaty socks stink). First-grade readers will find this good reading practice, aided by the rhyme.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 1.8

Literary Categories: fiction - picture book, trains, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2008

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