Book of the Day: Chalk

Chalk by Bill Thomson (2010)

Chalk is a wordless picture book we discovered at the library that I’m now considering buying for our collection. Be warned there are pictures of a scary looking T. Rex (not the one on the cover, but a realistic one…see below); Luke was a little wary off it, but overall he LOVED this book and so did I. 

It’s a great, imaginative story and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful!!

Here’s the description from Amazon:

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 coloured pen

This one is definitely a must see! 🙂

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • I love that picture of the butterflies coming out of the sidewalk!

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