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Chalk by Bill Thomson

Chalk (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Bill Thomson

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Authors:Bill Thomson
Info:Amazon Children's Publishing (2012), Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Collections:Your library, Kindle, Childrens Fiction
Tags:Dinosaurs, Chalk, Wordless

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Chalk by Bill Thomson (2010)



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This clever story takes you on an adventure with three children who discover the magic within a bag of chalk left on a dinosaur spring toy at the playground on a rainy day. It begins when the kids spot the bag of chalk and one of the girls draws a sun...and the sun begins to appear, as if by magic. Next, the other girl draws butterflies, and again, they magically come to life. The boy, with a curious and mischievous look on his face, looks at the dinosaur toy and begins to draw...waiting to see what happens. The dinosaur comes to life and the children run and hide in the tunnels of the play structure. The boy has another idea and quickly draws a rain cloud, and as the rain begins to come down, it washes away the other drawings and the dinosaur begins to wash away, too.
  LStephens | Aug 13, 2015 |
This book can be great for fluency because there are no words! Students have the opportunity to make up their own words to the story by using context clues given by the illustrations. Perfect for 1st Grade and up. ( )
  KRW15 | Apr 29, 2015 |
Wordless picture book illustrated by using acrylic and colored pencils.
  APatricia | Apr 15, 2015 |
This is a fabulous wordless book about a group of children who go to the park and their chalk drawings come to life. They draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur. The children come up with a clever drawing to get rid of the scary dinosaur. The illustrations just wonderful - photo-like - and I love that there is realistic diversity included in the illustrations.

This is a great book to encourage the imagination of young artists and drawers. This is a short, simple book that has a lot of interest and could be a wonderful conversation starter about topics such as creativity, friendship, teamwork, and reality vs. pretend. A must in the classroom! ( )
  zsvandyk | Apr 15, 2015 |
Maybe 3.5 stars. The idea and the paintings were wonderful. But why did the characters have to make stereo-typical choices of what to draw, and why did the boy have to be the one to fix things?

ETA: It has been brought to my attention that the boy was not necessarily more clever, but just lucky - after all, hew wasn't clever enough to draw a safer thing in the first place. And it was interesting that different ethnic groups were represented among the three children. Still, it's not always boys who make adventurous & impulsive choices, and in Thomson's next book it'd be great to see that idea reflected. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
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This book is dedicated with love to the miracles in my life . . . my wondrous sons, Billy, Nik, and Ethan
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0761455264, School & Library Binding)

A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw. . . and then . . . magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur that amazingly come to life. Children will never feel the same about the playground after they experience this astounding wordless picture book and the power of the imagination. Bill Thomson embraced traditional painting techniques and meticulously painted each illustration by hand, using acrylic paint and colored pencils.

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A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.

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