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A Piece of Chalk by Jennifer A. Ericsson

A Piece of Chalk

by Jennifer A. Ericsson

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"Piece of Chalk" is a light-hearted story about art, imagination, and positive outlooks. When rain washes away her picture, a little girl learns the importance of looking on the bright side of things. Instead of being sad about the rain, she gets to be happy about the fact she gets to draw another picture. This sweet tale about a girl who loves drawing with sidewalk chalk is cheery and fun. ( )
  tmoore3 | May 3, 2016 |
This is a nice little story about the world a little girl is able to create using chalk in her driveway. It uses great descriptive words and gives good examples when talking about color. I enjoyed the way it ended with everything being washed away and she realizes that her imagination can now take her to an entirely different place this time around. It's a never ending cycle of fun through creativity. ( )
  kryoung1 | Feb 13, 2014 |
A little girl draws with her new box of chalk all over the sidewalk. It rains. She is sad at first and then happy because there is a raindrop in the sky and one at her feet.
Source: Pierce College Library
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 4, 2014 |
A beautiful poetic story about a girl and her drawing with chalk on the sidewalk. She creates the scenes around her on the concrete driveway until the rain comes and washes it away. She's left with a rainbow in the sky and on the ground from the colors of the chalk. She smiles as she realizes that she still has chalk, she can start over again.

I found that to be a beautiful sentiment and a view all can take on life. Even when storms come and take away what we are trying to create, we still have life, we can try again. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Jan 17, 2013 |
Sweet, but nothing special. The illustrations are cute and the text isn't too long--but it just didn't connect with me. Maybe if the problem/conflict had been introduced earlier in the story, it would have been more interesting. ( )
  kellyholmes | Oct 3, 2008 |
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A little girl creates a colored chalk drawing on her driveway.

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