Sometimes the best way to play with words is to dispense with them altogether. The Cybils Fiction Picture Book Finalist Chalk joins a proud heritage of laconic picture books that tell a vivid story without vocabulary. Bill Thomson painted each page to show the children finding the magic chalk, getting in trouble with magic chalk, and solving the problems they create. The colors are bright and the images lively, enthralling my kids and me. Bookie Woogie liked it as well.
It probably won't resonate as strongly as our current favorite wordless book, Tuesday, because there aren't as many side stories going on in the pictures; each page has a strong message, but there aren't side conversations going on in the nooks and crannies. But this is definitely our favorite Cybils picture book so far. A
PS. The Amazon link sends the proceeds to the Cybils committee if I did it right. Probably not an issue.