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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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Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Polo is a cute little pup who goes on some interesting adventures in the air, on the water, and even in space. As Polo visits a friend, the adventure has just begun and there’s no telling where his transportation will take him next. Follow along with Polo the inquisitive pup to see where his adventure takes him.

This turned out to be different than what we expected. It’s a wordless picture book, but has
Nicole Prescott
Sep 25, 2011 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
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.
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
A *way* overextended Harold and the Purple Crayon. "Seamless" in the blurb means no chapter/ episode breaks, so not good for restless tots. I see all the reviews (that I've been assuming are from teacher trainees) that say that's it's for different grade levels, and they're guessing anywhere from preschool to 4th grade. I, personally, suspect it's too babyish for most kids over age 6: not just the pictures, but the bad science that prompts kids 6-10 be know-it-alls who can't readily suspend disb ...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
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A dog sets out one day on a series of fantastical adventures, from space to polar regions to under the sea. All wordless and wonderful. Dex (5yo) would actually narrate the story me - he's never done that before with a wordless book, he always wanted me to.

Great illustrations.
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic, eed375
1. No award
2. Preschool - Grade 3
3. A dog named Polo lives in a tree that is on an island. Once he steps out the door there is a tight rope path that leads him to all his adventures. He can visit his friend in the sky, take a ride on a cloud, go boating and many more! Polo is an adventurous and imaginative dog that enjoys to encounter new things.
4. I enjoyed reading this kid-friendly wordless comic book of Polo the dog. It is very imaginative and coherent with the tight rope leading Polo into a
Jess Bergoine
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-texts
Awards- Notable Children's Books (2007)
Grade Level-Preschool- Third grade
Summary- Polo heads off on a boat with a bag full of supplies. He is ready for adventures that lead him all over the world. He is also encounters magic on his journey.
Review- Polo is a fun and exciting character for children. The pictures are super cute for younger children. This book is perfect for reading with an adult or single reading.
Uses-This is book would be useful to help students write their own stories based on
Sandra Lemus
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-21-30
Summary: Polo the dog goes on an adventure where he encounters many characters along the way. Readers will be amazed with the kinds of adventures Polo endures on.

Evaluation: The illustrations in this book are very simple and captures young readers. This is a graphic novel and the pictures are lined up together well. The pictures have a good flow.

Teaching Idea: I would "read" this book to a kindergarten classroom. I think they would be surprised to know that there are books out there with no word
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-21-30
Summary: Polo, the dog, goes on an adventure. He meets many new friends on the way.
Evaluation: This book would be a great book to go through with kindergarten students. The illustrations are captivating and keep you engaged as you read along.
Teaching Idea: I would have a student read this book to me one-on-one. He or she could describe what Polo is doing. This would show me if the student can follow book etiquette. If not, we can work on it.
Stephanie Wilkinson
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Graphic Novel. This is a fun graphic novel about a dog that goes on an adventure and then, with the help of many friends, makes it safely back home. It could be used to help teach about plot, problem solving, sequence, character development, predictions, etc. Despite being wordless, it is rich literature that can serve a great purpose in the classroom.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this wordless graphic novel for young readers, the protagonist is a personified dog named Polo who lives alone in a tree on an island. One day, he decides to go inside his home, grab his backpack and umbrella, starts walking a tightrope over the ocean, eventually hops onto a cloud, get lowered onto the boat he owns by a friend, and the adventure begins. Along the way there is some danger and mishaps, we get to meet many interesting characters such as sea life, tree-dwelling monkeys, a cat fri ...more
Philicia Wheatley
A small dog named Polo sets off on an adventure with only a backpack full of supplies across the ocean where he explores many places before returning home. The graphic novel has amazing photos with 80 pages that will be a quick read for any student.
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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
Feb 17, 2013 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
Katia Sotelo
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
The Adventures of Polo is a graphic novel, it is a picture book, and it is wordless. It is the perfect first book for kids! The main character is super friendly, Polo takes you with him on his adventure, in the morning he grabs a backpack full of supplies and travels like nobody through the sky, under the sea, and on a frozen iceberg with the help of other friendly characters he meets along the way. The sequence on the pictures is so well done that you find yourself not even missing or thinking ...more
Annika Weaver
A fantastic graphic novel/wordless picture book that tells the tale of Polo a cute puppy setting out across and under the ocean in search of adventure far away from his home. He sets off across the vast ocean in his tiny little boat where he finds icebergs, islands, and adventure that he couldn't imagine being possible. This graphic novel/wordless picture book hybrid was very beautiful to read, it was very intriguing and kept me interested. Regis Faller uses a cartoon style of drawing but he als ...more
Oct 02, 2012 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
Sarah Wilbern
Oct 03, 2014 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
Gwen Martin
Oct 09, 2014 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
Donna Drew
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow-books
This picture book could be considered an adventure book suitable for kindergarten and first grade students. I would use this book to discuss story elements such as beginning, middle, and end. Students could make a flip book and use their own drawings of Polo to represent these elements. In this story we meet Polo, a captivating dog that takes us on exciting adventures as he explores under water fun with the fishes, island excitement with the monkeys, and outer space activities with the aliens. P ...more
Sahar Azimi
Feb 26, 2016 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
Rachel Hancock
Feb 14, 2012 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 28, 2014 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
Amy Forrester
Sep 13, 2012 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
Sarah Prekopa
May 02, 2012 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
Rachel White
Oct 03, 2012 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
Brittani Troutman
Feb 26, 2014 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
Megan Laird
Apr 22, 2014 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
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