Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chalk

Chalk
by Bill Thomson
unpaged
wordless picture book
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2010

Three friends walking through the park during a rainstorm discover some magic chalk. Each child takes a turn with the chalk for some surprising results. This beautifully illustrated wordless picture book is amazing! The expressive faces of the children are incredibly realistic and captivating. The story is charming and clever. Wordless picture books are a great way for young children to create their own story and to follow sequential events. Chalk is a sure to be enjoyed by all ages as a gateway to the imagination. I know it's early, but I definitely hope to hear this book in the Caldecott buzz next year!

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