Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie

by Elissa Haden Guest and Christine Davenier

Walter's favorite cousin Howie doesn't turn out to be so great after all in this poignant easy reader (Level 3) starring best friends Iris and Walter.  

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547850689
  • ISBN-10: 0547850689
  • Pages: 44
  • Publication Date: 10/09/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

"An easy-to-read story about friendship." 

                            -- School Library Journal


In this Level 3 chapter book for newly independent readers, Walter's favorite cousin, Howie, comes for a visit. Iris expected the three of them to have lots of fun fishing and learning magic tricks. Instead, Iris feels left out and worries she will lose her best friend. Like other Iris and Walter books in the Green Light Reader series, this story addresses common childhood situations with sensitivity and honesty. Storyline also creates opportunities to talk about bullying behaviors, and, ultimately, shows characters developing clever ways to resolve their troubles. 

About the author
Elissa Haden Guest

Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at

Christine Davenier

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.


Praise for books in the Iris and Walter series:

"Readers will delight in the youngsters' friendship, and bask in the reassuring love and support they receive from their families."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Iris and Walter will join Frog and Toad and Henry and Mudge in a prominent place on the easy-reading shelves."--The Bulletin