Chalk: Perfect for Picture Book Month

Over at Growing with Science on Friday I’m featuring a giveaway of Bill Thomson’s fabulous new wordless picture book, Fossil.

I thought I’d also mention his older wordless picture book, Chalk, which would be a perfect way to celebrate Picture Book Month.chalk

Bill Thomson has planned a trilogy of wordless picture books. Chalk is a tribute to art, Fossil gives a nod to science and we’ll just have to wait to see what the third one will be.

In Chalk, children use sidewalk chalk to draw the sun and the sun comes out. A girl draws butterflies. Suddenly the air is full of live butterflies. Can they do it again? What should they draw next?



Aren’t wordless books amazing? I think that bag full of chalk left behind is begging for the story to continue. What a lovely book to share with children!

Bill Thomson has been called “a master at visual storytelling.” He is the illustrator of several children’s books. Thomson is also Professor of Illustration at the University of Hartford. He lives with his family in Connecticut. Visit Bill at

Kid Lit Frenzy has some great ideas how to use Chalk to get kids excited about books and art.

Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Two Lions; 1st edition (March 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0761455264
ISBN-13: 978-0761455264

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