Author: Bill Thomson
Illustrator: Bill Thomson
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Publication Date: 2010
Genre/Format: Realistic Ficton/Wordless Picture Book
Summary: Three kids head to the park on a rainy day where they find some magical chalk that brings their drawings to life!
What I Think: I think this might be my favorite wordless picture book! I picked this up from the library and read it with Peanut in the car waiting for my husband one day. We had fun looking at the pictures and figuring out together what was happening in the story. We were both scared for the kiddos in the scary part (can't give it away...)! We've reread this book many times since that first reading. It's truly a story that illustrates the benefit of rereading because every time we read it we think about how to tell the story and anticipate what is going to happen next. It reminds me of Mary Poppins when they jump into the chalk drawings but it also reminds me of Jumanji.
Read Together: Pre-K - 12
Read Alone: Pre-K - 12
Read With: Karate Hour and other books by Bill Thomson; The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Snatch of Text: There is no text! The illustrations are absolutely superb though!
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Predictions, Making Inferences
Writing Strategies to Practice: Writing With a Picture
Writing Prompts: Write your own text to match the story, then revise it or go back and rewrite the story to see how it changes.
Topics Covered: Imagination, Problem-Solving, Magic
Translated to Spanish: Wordless! Bonus!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme ho...
Lately I've been reflecting on all the wonderful people who are in my life. Thanks to Twitter, I have friends all over the country a...
After I posted my genre introduction lessons , I had a sweep of tweets and comments about the games that I had mentioned in the post . ...
I'm raising the roof and singing to the wonderful Picture Book today! It's Picture Book Month! On Wednesday, Kellee announced that I...