The Adventures of Polo
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The Adventures of Polo

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Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat--and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytell...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by Roaring Brook Press
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Megan Laird
The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller illustrates an enchanting story of a young pup who partakes in adventure after adventure. Post leaving his house, he finds himself in new adventures each page consisting of finding a boat, scuba diving, hanging out with a whale, flying and landing on an island where he will eventually party with monkeys, and eventually finds himself back to his tree house and reads a book in front of his home. This graphic novel could be used with children of all ages, cove...more
Hannah Rich
The Adventures of Polo would be such a fun book for young readers to follow. I personally think this graphic novel would work best in a one on one reading session with an adult and child, or an independent reading session, just because it is too long to follow, and the pictures are too small for it to be read aloud to a class. Polo goes on such exciting adventures that I know young children could relate to, because they all have such colorful imaginations. Their colorful imaginations would also...more
Jennifer Nguyen
The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller is a story about a puppy named Polo who makes his way around the world and to outer space on various adventures! Regis Faller's illustrations with simple lines and bright colors allow children to follow along easily in this wordless graphic novel.

Text-to-Self: Regis Faller's illustrations of Polo's adventures were reminders of myself as a kid. The adventures that Polo experienced, such as traveling on a boat or in space, were adventures that my siblings and...more
Brittani Troutman
The Adventures of Polo written and illustrated by Regis Faller is a graphic novel that tells the story of a puppy named Polo. In the book the story is told with colorful and bold pictures, which keep you interest and wanting to turn the next page. In the book Polo decides to go on an adventure away from home and ends up doing some amazing things. He visits a fish king in the bottom of the ocean, rides his boat to a tropical island with monkeys, rides in an ice boat with a snowman, and even trave...more
Elizabeth
This book is great for kids ranging from preschool to second grade, whether they are a boy or girl! This would be a great book to introduce to reluctant reader's because they can had a little of their own imagination to each page. This book is a graphic novel, so there are no words, but the pictures captivate you by their boldness and colors. Without words, this book allows you to interpret the book how you'd like to and expanding your imagination. This book came from the Good Comics for Kids we...more
Alyssa Gergins
I loved this graphic novel. The character Polo himself is a very bright and happy character who brings all his adventures to another world just by opening his backpack. He goes form his home in a tree to the clouds, from the clouds to the sea, from the sea to the top of a whale, from the whale to an airplane that crashes on an island with a volcano and roasted hot dogs. He then finds himself an elevator that takes him to a party of monkeys at the top of the tree, from the tree to a submarine, fr...more
Liz Karre
This book is about an adventurous dog who just happens to always have a solution to every problem he comes across. I thought the many pictures made it a little hard to follow but it was still fun and cute.
Text to self: I could relate to this book only in my dreams. When I am dreaming it seems like even when bad things are happening, my mind always comes up with a solution. Sometimes the solutions are very far fetched but so are some of the solutions in "The Adventures of Pollo."
Text to text: T...more
Beth
This book transcends genres and categories. It's a picture book, it's a graphic novel, but it's also wordless. This could be a great first rung on a reading ladder for younger kids into the world of graphic novels because it still has a picture book feel to it, but has panels like graphic novels.
Anu
Aivan ihastuttava sarjakuvakirja pienestä Polo-otuksesta ja hänen erilaisista ystävistään!
Surrealistiset seikkailut on kuvattu kauniisti ja värikkäästi sarjakuvatyyliin, mutta tekstiä ei kuvissa ole lainkaan. Pitkä ja polveileva tarina etenee etelämereltä jäävuorille ja välillä avaruuteen asti ja se on täynnä yllättäviä hullunkurisia ja ihan mahdottomiakin käänteitä.
Kaikkein hauskinta kirjassa on kuitenkin se, miten tarina on lukijasta/kertojasta riippuen ihan erilainen joka lukukerralla. Kaike...more
Nicole Prescott
This is a fun and light-hearted wordless book about the journey of a littler dog named Polo. Polo lives on an island by himself and one day decides to go on an adventure. He travels all over the world and meets many new friends, and some enemies. He travels underwater, on top of a large whale, to a volcano, to another planet, to a tree house, through the clouds, up in the air, and eventually returns back to his own island. The last page is a picture of Polo on his island with all of his new frie...more
Sarah Prekopa
The many adventures that Polo, the dog, took throughout this book were fun and I'm sure appealing to children. The reader meets Polo at his house where he takes off on a journey to many far off places. He rides a cloud to the ocean, where he meets a whale and lands on a volcano infested island. Sailing away to a treehouse full of his monkey friends, Polo moves along on a trecherous journey to meet up with his friend, the Cat, aboard Cat's submarine. The two of them then journey to the artic, hel...more
Chantee Jordan
My first graphic novel I've read and Polo has stolen my complete interest. The panel illustrations work well with one another from one page to the next. I found this type of illustration was more like watching a television show instead of simply reading a book without words. Even without the words, the illustrations are so carefully done that it doesn't take much imagination to come up with a whole story, with words, of Polo's adventure. Faller has done a great job with relating each adventure t...more
Rachel Hancock
"The Adventures of Polo" was written and illustrated by Regis Faller. In this graphic novel, young readers are taken on an adventure with a playful pup named Polo. Faller tells a complete story without the use of words and in his book, readers are able to see Polo take a series of trips, including a trip to a tropical island, an iceberg, and even space!

This book is perfect for young children because it allows them to use their imaginations and "write" their own stories. They can look at the pict...more
Danielle
I have never read a graphic novel before because I thought that they were like comic books, about superheroes and villains, which I have never really been interested in. However, after reading The Adventures of Polo, I have changed my mind about this style of book. The graphic novel format is a perfect way to present this wordless story and I do not think that the story would flow as well in a regular book format. This graphic novel is a fantastic, humorous, and very entertaining story about a l...more
Brad
I must begin by saying that this was the first graphic novel that I ever recall reading. Going into the book, I was not expecting a whole lot but loved how the brightly colored illustrations made the story come alive. It was a story about a dog named Polo who set out on a great journey, taking his backpack along with him filled with all the supplies he thought he would need. Polo was constantly using his imagination every step of the way. He started out leaving from his tree house and made a sta...more
Rachel White
The adventures of Polo is simply an adorable book that I would definately recommend to first or second graders. The story is of a little dog named Polo who desides to go on a great journey using only a backpack full of supplies and his imagination. Therefore, in being that this is a journey in his imagination, you are constantly suprised by what all he is doing. You never know what he is goin gto do next. From climbing a staircase into the sky, to getting a king fish to help him on his journey,...more
Amy Musser
Follow Polo, a small dog with dotted eyes and u-shaped eyebrows, on his adventures all over the world and into outer space, too! In wordless panels, Polo travels from one landscape to the next his trusty back pack of supplies in tow. From the calm waters of the ocean to a fiery volcano covered island, from icebergs to the surface of the Moon. No matter what happens to him, Polo finds a solution to every obstacle and friends around every corner.

Originally published in France, this cinematic book...more
Lt Thompson
Wow! What a special book about a precious dog named Polo. This is perfect for children who cannot read because it has no words and only pictures. Kids could exercise seeing a picture, comprehending it and describing what is happened. This book tells of an adventure Polo takes in every place he possibly could, from land to sky to underwater and even to outer space he explores every aspect of the universe. The illustrations are absolutely perfect and would really appeal to any child, especially th...more
Elizabeth M
The Adventures of Polo is a book about a little dog named Polo who sets out on a journey and goes around the sea. This graphic novel was very interesting and not like nay books I've read before, I really enjoyed the wordless story and thought it added so much to the story. The illustrations in this graphic novel are amazing, they are simple yet allow the reader to explore their imagination. The illustrator did a great job of getting the story across even though the story was wordless. We see tha...more
Amy
Nov 18, 2009 Amy added it
Shelves: 2009, j-comics
This book is about a little brown dog named Polo who leaves his little island treehouse to have adventures. Polo must know how to use The Secret, because everything works in his favor to further his adventures to the next desination. Sometimes his methods for getting from point A to point B are pretty implausible, but then the whole book has this surreal, dreamlike quality - so I guess it works out.

I thought this book was cute and fun, but in terms of wordless books, it lacks the emotional depth...more
Gina Valdes
The Adventures of Polo was such a cute book! I really liked it. We used it for an assignment in class and I had to write the “story” using each picture. This was a slight challenge because there were multiple pictures on every page. I loved that the author did that because it was so different than any other wordless picture book I’ve ever read. I think this is perfect for kids because it really allows them to use their imagination deeply. Every page has so many options for different stories. Thi...more
L- Lisa

Polo is a little dog with big ideas and dreams of adventures that successfully come to life. This book is the first of a series appropriate for grades K-2, illustrated in graphic novel format. The colorful illustrations are cheerful and detailed, engaging the “reader” as they travel with Polo on a plane, boat, spaceship or right through the clouds in this wordless picture book. This book’s format of sequential story boxes in various sizes draws the reader into Polo’s world of adventure, sure to...more
Kristin Campbell
Graphic Novel
The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller was a cute book that showed alot of different adventures that Polo went on. This book would be good to read independantly because there were no words and therefore, you could make up dialogue yourself. All the adventures that Polo goes on are short and he travels to each adventure by his boat and goes under water, on a island, on an iggloo, and etc. Each adventure there is always a different animal friend who is there with him. All the adventur...more
Katharine Snyder
This book, although it did not have text, told a story through the clear and colorful illustrations. A character named polo goes on an adventure starting at his tree house, and eventually traveling through the air, water, space, by boat, and places real or possibly imagined. A classroom would be perfect for this type of book, because students could easily make-up their own story by looking at the illustrations. This book could spark creativity for a language arts lesson, or even an art lesson, w...more
Pranada Comtois
If you're looking for something to spark your child's imagination the Polo series of books--just pictures that tell a story, but you (your child!) can interpret in any way they like--will do a fascinating job. My granddaughter is 3.5 and she loves stories. We read A LOT. But when she put her hands on this book, it seemed she claimed ownership. In other words, she fell in love immediately. I've bought almost all the books in the series for her. I LOVE watching her read out loud--a different story...more
Nanci Booher
This is not technically classified as a graphic novel but being as it has panels on the pages, I decided to categorize it that way here. Lovely illustrations tell a very fun story where absolutely no words are needed.
Amanda Rutledge
"The Adventures of Polo" is a wordless graphic novel aimed at children from K-3, but could easily be enjoyed by slightly older readers who are interested in unrealistic fantasy like adventures. The story follows a little dog named Polo who alone and only with a backpack makes his way around the world and to outer space. The illustrations are quite simple, yet not lacking in explanation.
However, I do wish that the book focused more on Polo's emotional responses to the travels he embarks on. It'...more
Matt Smith
Graphic Novel
This wordless graphic novel was quite entertaining. A dog named Polo went on many adventures from under the ocean, to a volcano, to an island, to the north pole, and to the moon. This book would be good for kids because the illustrator does a very good job of telling a story using only pictures. It is very easy to follow along with and it leaves you in suspense wondering what Polo will do next. The animations are funny and Polo encounters many other creatures and animals along the w...more
Danielle Krohn
Regis Faller’s, The Adventures of Polo, takes readers on an enchanting journey with the adventurous dog, Polo! This book is created by using only pictures to show the sequence of events in the story. Children are challenged to interpret each scene and use context clues to comprehend each set of images. Throughout this graphic novel, Polo encounters many other characters in a variety of creative settings. The illustrations are very fun and colorful. Children are encouraged to explore their imagin...more
S
I do love wordless books...and this one will keep students guessing what will happen next, because Polo goes just about everywhere imaginable!
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