Lottie and Walter

Lottie knows a secret — there’s a shark hiding in the pool where she takes swimming class and that’s why she’s beyond frightened to go in the water.  It doesn’t want to eat the other kids — just her.  One day, an enormous walrus named Walter emerges from a nearby puddle and follows her home.  Lottie confides in Walter about not wanting to go in the water next week even though a pool party is planned.  It turns out that Walter, in his quietly funny, slightly loopy, fish finger-eating ways, might just be what Lottie needs to realize that she does indeed have the courage to conquer her biggest fear.

Lottie and Walter was written and illustrated by Anna Walker and published by Clarion Books.  Out soon on May 7 and watch a stop-motion book trailer here!