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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, 80 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by Roaring Brook Press
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Sierra Salyards
Title: The Adventures of Polo
Author: Regis Faller
Genre: Graphic Novel
Theme(s): adventure, imagination, problem solving
Opening line/sentence: n/a (wordless)
Brief Book Summary: This wordless book is a perfect way for young readers to get their hands on the beloved genres of graphic novels and comic books. Polo, an innovative young dog who lives in a tree house, soon finds himself making new friends and soaring to new heights in a whirlwind adventure.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Fall
Sahar Azimi
Feb 26, 2016 Sahar Azimi rated it it was amazing
This is a wordless book for young children to early readers because it has no words and only pictures. It is a combination of a graphic novel and wordless book and it is very colorful. It is a fantasy novel because it is about a human-like dog that goes on an adventure after find its home surrounded by water.


To Myself- This book reminded me of going on a cruise with my family once when I was younger because in the story Polo's adventure starts of on a boat and then he puts on scuba
Sarah Seasor
Apr 29, 2015 Sarah Seasor rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
"The Adventures of Polo" by Regis Faller is a graphic novel about a dog named Polo who goes on a lot of adventures. He starts off leaving his house with just a backpack and heads out onto a tight-rope that leads him to a cloud. He finds himself on a boat and then makes his way into the ocean with his scuba gear and encounters a lot of interesting things while he is down there. Polo travels all across the world to places that are tropical and places that are covered in snow. I really enjoyed how ...more
Gwen Martin
Oct 09, 2014 Gwen Martin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This book did not have any words at all, only pictures. But I think that made this book special and interesting to "read". It was set up like a comic book, with little squares of pictures on the pages, and each picture was in chronological order. I think this would be a splendid book for any child who has not started to read yet, because it still lets you experience the story without reading any words. You also have to follow the pictures down from left to right and from the to[ of the page to t ...more
Sarah Wilbern
Oct 03, 2014 Sarah Wilbern rated it really liked it
Shelves: libs-642-2
Faller, R. (copyright-2002; first American edition 2006). Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press.

Association for Library Service to Children.

Graphic Novel.

This book was a wordless book, and is set up in a comic book fashion. There were multiple pictures on each page that were blocked off from each other. But, the blocking of the pictures helped tell the story. The story is about Polo, a dog who had a lot of different and unique adventures. He first leaves his house (which is a tree in the middle of a
Megan Laird
Apr 22, 2014 Megan Laird rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Mar 11, 2014 Hannah Rich rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Feb 28, 2014 Jennifer Nguyen rated it it was amazing
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
Brittani Troutman
Feb 26, 2014 Brittani Troutman rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
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
Apr 24, 2014 Alyssa Gergins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Caitlin O'Connor
The Adventures of Polo is a graphic novel for children for ages 4-8, the main character is a dog, polo that goes on many adventures and has human characteristics. He goes through many different journeys, in the sky, on a boat, in the trees, floating on an igloo, next to volcanos, on islands and making friends wherever he goes. This is a great book for children to be introduced to graphic novels, and the different types of literature they can enjoy when they open up a new book. There are cheerful ...more
Matthew Hunter
It's great to be able to share my love of sequential art/comics with our 2- and 4-year-olds. The Marvel Storybooks are great, but not in sequential form. The Adventures of Polo uses no words while introducing little ones to the left-to-right, top-to-bottom flow of comic books. Polo lives in quite the creative world, and the book-centered ending suggests that both mind and body are great participants in adventure. Go out and play, by all means! Then come home and let stories take you on amazing a ...more
Ashley Hunter
Apr 02, 2015 Ashley Hunter rated it really liked it
Just from looking at the pictures in this book it reminds me of the series of books "The Magic Treehouse" by Mary Pope Osborne. This book reminded me of these books because they are always going on different adventures to different places just like Polo the dog is doing in the book. This book reminds me a lot like myself because I love to travel and explore new places. Whenever I go someplace new I love to explore and see what the city I am in has to offer. I love to go to places that aren't lik ...more
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.
Jennifer Parrish
This book tells a story with absolutely no words whatsoever. It is simply pictures telling the story and each picture shows the action of the main character, Polo. Polo walks across a tight wire over a body of water, floats on a cloud and meets a friend, sits on a boat and watches the sun set, and does many other things throughout the book. I enjoyed flipping through the pages and seeing what type of adventures he was getting into without having to actually read the story. This book would be exc ...more
Apr 29, 2014 Anu rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 04, 2014 Clarissa rated it liked it
Shelves: wordless
The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller is a tale of a dog who follows a line that leads to new places and adventures. Polo the dog leaves his house one day to find a line tied up outside of his house, so he packs his backpack and follows it. From seas to skies and everything in between, Polo bravely ventures into the unknown. Faller tells an extensive tale of adventure and friendship without the use of any words. The clever use of picture story telling in the style of a comic strip, but full of ...more
Skye Kilaen
May 16, 2016 Skye Kilaen rated it liked it
A wordless comic about a little dog who leaves his house (in a tree in the middle of the ocean) and a grand adventure. The way off his island is by tightrope, which then turns into a staircase, and then a slide, which drops him onto a cloud, which he rides to his friend’s house which is also on a cloud… if you’re getting a Harold and the Purple Crayon vibe here, you’re not wrong, it’s the same kind of magical wonderland kind of story. Polo visits all kinds of islands and then eventually ends up ...more
RLL22016_Elsa Chavez
The Adventures of Polo is a book the won the notable children award in the year 2007. This book is a combination of a graphic novel and wordless book. It talks about Polo a little dog who is traveling to different places such as an island, the ocean, and the artic just to mention some. Even though the book doesn't have any words, the illustrations are colorful. As result, these can help the readers to understand the story. I definitely recommend this book for children from kindergarten up to thi ...more
The Adventures of Polo
By Regis Faller
Copyright- 2002
Pages- 72

**Graphic Novel

The Adventures of Polo is a graphic novel book for students in the primary grades. It was a very cute story about a dog who goes on many adventures. Polo goes on many adventures from up in a tree to down in the ocean. It is interesting because the reader can create their own idea of what Polo is doing and thinking because there are no words in the book. The book shows Polo in all different types of situations like alon
Nicole Prescott
Nov 28, 2011 Nicole Prescott rated it it was ok
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
May 03, 2012 Sarah Prekopa rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Sep 25, 2012 Chantee Jordan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Feb 14, 2012 Rachel Hancock rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
"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
Feb 17, 2013 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Oct 02, 2012 Brad rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
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
Oct 03, 2012 Rachel White rated it really liked it
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 Forrester
Sep 13, 2012 Amy Forrester rated it it was amazing
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
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