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Marshall Cavendish, March 2010
Good for Reluctant Readers?

Fantastic photo-realistic illustrations move the story along in author/illustrator Bill Thomson’s picture book Chalk. In this wordless fantasy adventure, three children find a bag of sidewalk chalk hanging from the mouth of a playground dinosaur. As they use the chalk on the pavement, their drawings magically come to life. All is well until the boy draws a T. Rex. How will they escape? Thomson’s use of multiple points of perspective is exceptionally rendered, provoking the most emotional impact from his readers. The boy’s facial expression as he considers what to draw is wonderful, reflecting a range of “what if’s” in a child’s mind. Fans of David Wiesner’s rich illustrative style and wonderfully fantastic storylines will enjoy this adventure with Chalk. 40 pages

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