Where can young readers experience boundless imagination? In the sandbox, of course, as they follow Adele on her discovery of a barefoot king, a cloud of fluffy chicks, and a dessert island (YUM!). With this wild playground adventure, it’s easy to see why star French cartoonist Claude Ponti is one of the world’s most beloved children’s book authors.
Claude Ponti is a prolific author, painter, and illustrator, known for his humorous explorations of the nonsense world of dreams. His first picture book,Adele’s Album, was created to amuse his young daughter; he has since authored more than sixty children’s books. Ponti currently divides his time between the French countryside (where there are many birds, such as pheasants) and Paris (where there are pigeons).Engages and fuels a child's imagination with rich fantasy storytelling and imagery.
Ponti's Chick and Chickie Play All Day has been one of TOON's biggest books.
Doubles as a read aloud book with toddlers and a book young children can begin to read on their own.
Sophisticated aesthetic attracts parents; fantastic visuals engage the kids.
Accompanying TOON into Reading CCSS-Aligned Lesson Plan and Activity Sheet (free download).
Readers, particularly the newly independent ones at whom this is aimed, will delightedly join the outing. -Kirkus ReviewsSTARRED REVIEW
Spectacular weirdness&imaginative odyssey&memorable as it is bizarre. -Wall Street Journal's Best New Children's Books
A bright, brimming feast of lyrical zaniness. -Booklist
Every two-page spread in this book is a gem...The images are filled with details, making this a great book for an adult and child to read together, pointing things out as they go, or alone, all the better to pore over the pages and take in every detail. -School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids
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