Thomson, Bill, 1963-

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.

Published: New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0761455264
Branch Call Number: E THO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 x 31 cm.


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Oct 17, 2014
  • cponcelow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great story told only in pictures. My 3yo absolutely loves it.

Sep 24, 2014
  • green_thumb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing! Love this book! No words. Very realistic pictures. Wonderful for getting imaginations going. What would you draw with chalk that made things come to life?

Aug 05, 2012
  • Lillia rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The kids love the realistic illustrations in this book. It is a little bit "scary" for 2-3-year-olds but they still want to read it again.

Jan 20, 2012

A super book for pre-readers, and readers as well, that uses a realistic illustration style to tell a fantastical story. The plot is simple but the characters and story tension make it an exciting adventure. My almost 5 year old and 17 month old little boys both loved it equally, so much that we renewed it. Both kids really enjoyed helping tell the story.

Dec 28, 2010
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Three children find a bag of chalk at the playground. Little do they know that the chalk is magical and what they draw comes to life. Unfortunate consequences occur when one of the children decides to draw a dinosaur. Can they escape being eaten?

This is a beautiful picture book, with photo-realistic illustrations and not one word of text. The whole store is told through the pictures, allowing parents to enter into a conversation with their children. Teachers will also love this book, as it provides many an opportunity for writing assignments.

Jul 01, 2010
  • Nonfyction rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Visually stunning and meticulously painted with acrylic paint and colured pencils. This gorgeous picture book lets a child's imagination run free with no text so a pre-reading child can read this book by themselves.


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