Chalk

Chalk

by Bill Thomson

Hardcover

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761455264
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 68,240
Product dimensions: 12.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Chalk 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
JB_1359 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! Any child who likes dinosaurs and/or drawing pictures with chalk would love this book. My son, who is 6, picked this off the shelf because it had a dinosaur on the cover. At first, I didn't want to get it for him because it is a picture book and I thought he should be getting books with words. After looking through it, I quickly changed my mind. The illustrations are wonderfully expressive and fostered discussions between my son and I over each one. Anyone with imagination will find this book a delight. It was a wonderful and surprising find.
cassiusclay on LibraryThing 23 days ago
personal response: Amazing book! Normally I am not interested in realism and realistic art styles, but for this story I can't imagine the images being as effective if done in another form. This is especially true for my favorite image of the dinosaur melting away. It would be neat to see a more mature version of the story and have, instead of a dinosaur and butterflies, the great Cthulhu (H.P. Lovecraft) and a hoard of zombies. preschool and upcurricular connections: Great book to use to spark imagination and creativity. This book also presents parents a great opportunity for their very young children to tell them a story.
heby on LibraryThing 23 days ago
On a shopping trip to the bookstore, the book seller pointed out this magical wordless picture book to me and my old Language Arts teacher-self awoke! There is so much potential for class discussion, story writing and even readers theater with this book. I loved the images and can't wait to introduce it to my teachers.
mmuncy on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This wordless picture book is about a group of children who find a bag of sidewalk chalk. As they draw, their pictures begin to come to life. They draw a sun, a butterfly, and eventually a T-Rex. Using some quick thinking they draw a raincloud and wash the T-Rex away.This book had great illustrations, and a good story.The best activity for this would be to take the students outside and give them sidewalk chalk!
Jdonldsn on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Chalk, a wordless book, is a celebration of the imagination as three children explore their own emotions as the chalk drawings come to life...a wonderful prompt for parents and teachers!
eputney87 on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Summary- The kids at park find the chalk to magical one day. Everything they draw comes to life. A dinosaur is drawn and he starts chasing the kids around the park. Thankfully, the rain saves the kids by washing the dinosaur away. Strength- IllustrationsThe illustrations of this book tell the entire story. It is incredible how much you know about the characters and storyline without a single word on the page. Use with Kids- Ask the students to write thinking bubbles above the heads of the kids in the story. What were they thinking on each page?
elkeursin on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This is a great book! Wonderful illustrations. I love that there are no words. Every time I read it to my little one she gets a new story. My little one just soaks up the illustrations, I imagine that she is transported into the story with how wide her eyes get. She especially loves the butterflies. :)
VHLWYATT on LibraryThing 23 days ago
A wordless picture book of chalk drawings, that magically come to life, creating an adventure for the trio of kids who created them.
Mparis on LibraryThing 23 days ago
One day a group of children discover some magic chalk on a rainy day in the park. Everything they draw comes true. They learn to be careful what they draw when a T Rex chases them around the park. Luckily, a smart little boy has the solution to their problem.This book is beautifully illustrated with colorful pictures. The story line is extremely easy to follow, even without words. Theme: Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Classroom connection: colors, dinosaurs
missbrandysue on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This wordless picture book takes you through (absolutely amazing) illustrations of children finding magical chalk. When the children draw on the ground with the chalk the items come alive. The butterfly coming alive is swell but when the dinosaur the boy draws comes alive it begins to attack the children.The illustrations are AMAZING! There's a special note at the back that demonstrates that none of them are digitally mastered. They are all traditional painting techniques. You should see this book just to check out how brilliant of a story it is without a SINGLE WORD!!
little_hyuts on LibraryThing 23 days ago
I absolutely love this book! The fact it contains no words makes it all the more brilliant. The illustrations are wonderful and clearly tell the story while actively supporting the use of imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for my 3 year old granddaughter who lives across the country. We skyped when she received it so I got to see her open it. She then read the book to me without ever seeing or having the book read to her. It was so nice that the story is told in pictures so that non readers can feel free to make the story their own. I would recommend this book for any child to help develop their imagination and love of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for all elementary school libraries!
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book4children More than 1 year ago
The wordless picture book Chalk is pure imagination. The story of a group of kids finding some magic chalk on a rainy day is told in Bill Thomson's incredibly detailed artwork. The art was created using traditional methods; no computers involved. Thomson painstakingly planned and executed each illustration by hand, using a good ol' paint brush and colored pencils. In addition to the outstanding artwork, Chalk is also a cleverly told story. The magic chalk comes to life when the children draw with it. This is all fun and games until someone draws a dinosaur! I would recommend this book to anyone from ages 0-100. It explores the possibility that our imaginations are not always stuck in our head but can very likely come to life.
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