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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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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 | Jun 6, 2016 |
Cute book that plays around with how we create our world-careful what you wish for!

I would use this book with young readers and have them create the text for the pictures.
  kristiewray | Apr 9, 2016 |
I really like this book! The book pushes readers to think about all what would they draw if they had magical chalk. The illustrations were excellently drawn. I love the 3D drawings and detail in every picture. The characters are very believable. Children are easily intrigued by their imagination and are willing to follow their imagination anywhere. I think the big idea in this message is to explore all possibilities as if you were still young. ( )
  tbarne16 | Mar 31, 2016 |
Great picture book for all ages and can help teach predictions, questioning, and problem solving.
  charity_thurman | Mar 29, 2016 |
This book is about 3 kids who are walking through a park and discover a bag of chalk that, when drawn with, makes what is drawn come to life, even scary things! ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Mar 13, 2016 |
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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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