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A Piece of Chalk

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES in an ordinary box of chalk... What would you do with a brand new box of chalk, and a whole driveway as your chalkboard?  What would you draw?  This little girl draws a red brick wall for starters, then a yellow sun, a brown bird and more.  Watch her create a magical picture, as she adds details with each turn of the page.  But what happens when a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Roaring Brook Press
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This book was found by my picture book buddy, who loaned it to me because she knows I participate in the Chalk-a-bration at the end of every month, hosted by Betsy Hubbard at her Teaching Young Writers blog. A little girl works hard to draw a beautiful picture on her sidewalk, and even in the rain, everything turns out beautifully. The illustrations are sweet, including pets, green grass and blue sky, a perfect day for chalking.
Sep 15, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was ok
Call me nit-picky but I probably wouldn't share this book with kids because 1) I would worry they'd try to mimic the little girl's style f drawing and 2) Rain on sidewalk chalk would lighten it or wash it away, not make a rainbow.
The Library Lady
Oct 17, 2007 The Library Lady rated it liked it
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This echoes Don Freeman's The Chalkbox Story, except here it is a little girl with the chalks, rather than the chalks itself. Nice little story that may inspire kids to go outside and draw with chalks of their own.
Jan 19, 2009 Kelly rated it it was ok
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Sweet, but nothing special. The illustrations are cute and the text isn't too long--but it just didn't connect with me. Maybe if the problem/conflict had been introduced earlier in the story, it would have been more interesting.
Apr 29, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was ok
There's nothing wrong with this book, other than it's a little boring. There was nothing about it that grabbed me.
Dec 26, 2012 narajaponesa rated it really liked it
A nice storytime book. You can get the children to predict what will be drawn in chalk next, and you can ask them to identify the color of the chalk the girl is holding. It works for me.
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A little girl creates a colored chalk drawing on her driveway.
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A young girl uses her driveway as a chalk board to draw and point out different colors.
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Jennifer A. Ericsson is a children's librarian, the author of a number of picture books, and the co-author of the popular The Everything Kids' Puzzle Book series. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire.
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