- Where did the idea for Polo come from? Find out in this essay from author Regis Faller.
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 3–Polo is a delightfully engaging and most resourceful canine. Equipped only with a small backpack filled with a few necessities, he roams the world and beyond, venturing from the ocean depths into outer space and everywhere in between. Whether traveling by boat, plane, spaceship, or swiftly scuttling cloud, this plucky pup is always primed for his next escapade, all the while collecting friends from the four corners of the universe. Young readers will be charmed by this hound, and be awed by his ingenuity. Somewhat similar to a graphic-novel format, this wordless picture book contains bold, colorful, cartoon panels that are sure to captivate even the most finicky youngster.–Debbie Lewis O'Donnell, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
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PreS-Gr. 2. Polo is a smart little dog who leaves his island tree house looking for adventure. His backpack bulges with supplies for every situation--his xylophone, which he uses to play in a monkey jazz band; the sticks and string he pulls out for a lava-side hot-dog roast. He sails through fog, rides a balloon, meets a snowman, and climbs a ladder to the moon, making new friends along the way. Although this may look like a picture book in terms of size, it's really a graphic novel. Faller uses sequential art to perfection in a charming, exceptionally clever, well-told story totally reliant on the art. The tale was originally published in France, but the story has universal appeal, and children will easily relate to the tales' strong sense of adventure and share Polo's curiosity about the wider world they don't yet know. Best of all, the wordless approach gives children space to add their own imaginative interpretations to the pictures. Tina Coleman
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My sister-in-law recently told me that my young nephew no longer enjoys reading. He is an energetic little guy with a curious mind and inability to sit still for much. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Mims
My four year old son loves this wordless book. He is forced to used imagination and expressions to "read" the book. Also since he is able to "read" it... Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by KN
This book is so much fun to read. That would be fun for me and the little ones. You and your little can make up the story together. The story can change everytime or be built upon. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
We just love the vivid pictures and the simple story line. My 2.5 yr old daughter loves it and she makes up her own storyline.Published on March 9, 2013 by Noor
This book has charming illustrations that tell the story of the dog's crazy adventures . My 3.5 year old loves it.Published on February 13, 2013 by Brick
My daughter's favourite series for over a year now (just turned three), and this is the book that started it all. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Neil Cochrane
I just love Polo. There is no word, just pictures. It's so poetic and funny. My children has two and three and a half and they just love it !Published on October 12, 2011 by Anne C. Lac
My daughter loves this book (and her other Polo books), every time I ask her what she wants to read she tells me Polo. Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by Amazon Customer
My boys (5 and 3) both love this wordless book. It's almost like a graphic novel with no words. It's quite long, which they love. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by laribrook