I Am the Walrus and YOU May Be a Winner

It’s give away time and in honor of SXSW, today’s prize hinges on your knowledge of music trivia.

Here’s the question: In what literary work did John Lennon find the inspiration for his song I Am the Walrus, recorded for the Beatles’ 1967 Magical Mystery Tour album?

The first person who posts the correct answer in the comments field below will receive, in addition to our applause, a signed copy of the wonderful new children’s picture book Where’s Walrus? by Stephen Savage.

Title page signed and doodled by Stephen Savage.

Where’s Walrus? is the delightful wordless story told entirely in charming retro illustrations of an adventurous walrus who escapes from the zoo and runs all over the big city disguising himself as a fireman, a high-stepping dancer, a businessman, and others (though never an Egg Man) in order to elude the zookeeper who tries to catch him. While “charming” and “delightful” are two words used to describe at least 75% of the picture books out there, this one really does fit the bill, particularly when the zookeeper does his exasperated little “he got away!” jumps.

Okay, Beatles fans, which literary work is it?  No Googling!  We’ll know.

7 thoughts on “I Am the Walrus and YOU May Be a Winner

  1. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner – Amy, you got it first. (I’m sorry, Carly, we can’t accept a second guess.) Thanks for participating! Amy, send your full name to online@bookpeople.com and we’ll hold the book for you up front.

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