So recently, the parking lot at the library has had lots of chalk drawings. I love seeing them! The kids that did the drawings were clearly into it–there were tons of them! These drawings were part of the reason that I chose this book this week!
So Chalk is a book about three kids who use their imaginations to brighten up a rainy day! One of the kids brings a bag of chalk to the park and each of the kids draws something different. One girl draws a sun and from there things get crazy! One of the boy draws a dinosaur and they need to think fast to take care of it.
I really like the creativity of this book. Plus, the way the book is illustrated is fun–it is made to look like a photograph. There is one page that sticks in my mind: there is a close up of one of the girls when she picks her chalk, and the look of pure EXCITEMENT! It’s fantastic. This one picture is one of the top reasons I like this book. I feel like I have had a look like that on my face at least once in my life. It’s wonderful.
Get some sidewalk chalk and let your imagination run wild! Maybe ask your little what would make their rainy day better!