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Chalk – A Wordless Picture Book

Chalk - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Bill Thomson’s Chalk tells the story of three children, a rainy day, and a bag of chalk.

During a stroll through the park, the children happen upon a playground dinosaur ride with a bag of chalk dangling from its jaw.

But this isn’t just any bag of chalk!

When the children begin to draw on the sidewalk, amazing things begin to happen!

Bill Thomson’s brilliantly detailed illustrations must be seen to be believed.

A Look at Chalk

Without a word, every single page pulls you into a tale told with amazingly life-like artwork. And oh, what a tale it is!

It’s hard to imagine that a wordless book could be a “page-turner,” but that’s exactly what this book is.

Reading Wordless Picture Books with your Children—An All About Reading Series (Illustration from Chalk)

Full of excitement—and even a touch of fear—this fun book will inspire your own child’s imagination as he wonders what he would draw if he found his own bag of enchanted chalk!

Reading Wordless Picture Books with your Children—An All About Reading Series (Illustration from Chalk)

(Warning: Some illustrations may be too intense for some preschool-aged children.)

Tips for Reading This Book with Your Preschooler:

  • Ask your preschooler what he thinks the children will find in the bag.
  • Investigate dinosaurs with your preschooler. What kind of dinosaur is in this book?
  • Ask your preschooler what he would draw if he found a bag of magical chalk.
  • Go outside and create sidewalk drawings with your preschooler!

Other Books By Bill Thomson:

  • Karate Hour by Carol Nevius (Illustrated by Bill Thomson)
  • Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius (Illustrated by Bill Thomson)
  • Building with Dad by Carol Nevius (Illustrated by Bill Thomson)
  • Fossil (available November 2013)

Love this wordless picture book? Learn more about reading Wordless Picture Books with your children and view more of my favorites!

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