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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.
Publisher: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Children, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780761455264
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 32 cm.


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Banks_SusanC Oct 23, 2018

This is a great introduction to wordless picture books. The story is clear and while there is a lot to look at on each page, it can also be read pretty quickly. Good for read-alouds.

Aug 18, 2018

A really creative book about the power of images and of course it's done with pictures only... pretty clever in my opinion.

May 19, 2016

A wordless picture book about art, imagination, and magic, with a diverse cast. Also, a big dinosaur. The visuals are gorgeous, and the story has just enough suspense as drawings in the park take on a life of their own.

Jan 09, 2016

Engages a child's imagination in a unique way. My 3 year old granddaughter loved the pictures that come to life without the use of words.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

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.

Oct 17, 2014

This is a great story told only in pictures. My 3yo absolutely loves it.

green_thumb Sep 24, 2014

Amazing! Love this book! No words. Very realistic pictures. Wonderful for getting imaginations going. What would you draw with chalk that made things come to life?

Aug 05, 2012

The kids love the realistic illustrations in this book. It is a little bit "scary" for 2-3-year-olds but they still want to read it again.

Jan 20, 2012

A super book for pre-readers, and readers as well, that uses a realistic illustration style to tell a fantastical story. The plot is simple but the characters and story tension make it an exciting adventure. My almost 5 year old and 17 month old little boys both loved it equally, so much that we renewed it. Both kids really enjoyed helping tell the story.

Dec 28, 2010

Three children find a bag of chalk at the playground. Little do they know that the chalk is magical and what they draw comes to life. Unfortunate consequences occur when one of the children decides to draw a dinosaur. Can they escape being eaten?

This is a beautiful picture book, with photo-realistic illustrations and not one word of text. The whole store is told through the pictures, allowing parents to enter into a conversation with their children. Teachers will also love this book, as it provides many an opportunity for writing assignments.

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