“Grade Levels: Preschool-4th Grade
Summary & Review:
Chalk is a very interesting book! It tells the story of children in a park on a rainy day. They use their imaginations along with magic chalk to make their day more interesting. Their pictures come to life. This book promotes imagination and suspense! Little boys love dinosaurs, so I'm sure they'd love theirs to come to real life. I found it different that Bill Thomson chose to use realistic photographs for this book, but it makes it a unique read. This book would be useful in the classroom because it will really catch the students’ eyes. It is colorful and the pictures are incredibly detailed. I think it would be a good book for them to focus on and dive into each characters mind.
Uses in the Classroom:
o Create their own picture book
o Draw their own characters