Trouble at the Yard Sale

Trouble at the Yard Sale

By William Kotzwinkle; Glenn Murray; Audrey Colman (Illustrator)

Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525472179, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2004

Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on their birthdays. But the clown has a dastardly plot: he will use Walter's gas to inflate balloons and then pop them to stun guards during bank robberies. Will Walter turn to the dark side? Of course not He comes out a hero is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.

About the Author
William Kotzwinkle (born November 22, 1943) is an American novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton,Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977, and has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction. Kotzwinkle wrote the novelization of the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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

Artist Audrey Colman grew up in Montreal, Canada, and currently lives in Berkeley, California. Her work has been featured in magazines, posters, and a wide range of projects. She previously illustrated the runaway success "Walter the Farting Dog," Francine is the first book that Audrey has written as well as illustrated. Her art can be viewed at

Praise For Trouble at the Yard Sale

+the same gross humor as the previous book and even more inventive illustra