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The Adventures of Polo Hardcover – April 18, 2006

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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: The Adventures of Polo
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; 1St Edition edition (April 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596431601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596431607
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an incredibly enjoyable book that both you and your child(ren) will love. The age range says 4-8, but my three year old was an instant fan after one "read". Since there are no words and only many clever and charming illustrations, kids can easily follow along. Not only that, both the reader and the "readee" can add their own details to the unfolding story, only enhancing its appeal. I can't wait to get my hands on more Polo books.
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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. Those qualities make it difficult for him to meet the zombie like expectations of some public school teachers (who sometimes don't appreciate the differences in young boys and girls). Anyway, his challenges at school are causing him to internalize that he's bad and that school is dumb (heartbreaking). Therefore, he hates getting books for gifts. My S-i-L tells me this after I shipped him two new books. After I told her I was sending more books, she explained that my nephew did love The Adventures of Polo. He enjoyed making up new stories for the illustrations. I think Polo provides a learning experience that matches his energies (creative and otherwise). I will definitely order him more and hope that his love of learning isn't too badly damaged.
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A wordless comic about a little dog who leaves his house (in a tree in the middle of the ocean) and a grand adventure. The way off his island is by tightrope, which then turns into a staircase, and then a slide, which drops him onto a cloud, which he rides to his friend’s house which is also on a cloud… if you’re getting a Harold and the Purple Crayon vibe here, you’re not wrong, it’s the same kind of magical wonderland kind of story. Polo visits all kinds of islands and then eventually ends up on the moon before arriving back home where all his new friends can now come to visit. Very fun stuff!
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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. The pictures are great.
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We LOVE this book, and his new one too. Each time we can change the story however we choose. It's so fun to let our 2 year old participate with her ideas! Our 4 year old loves to play pretend with this book. It's the perfect book for when we're all a little too tired to read.

The illustrations are beautifully done with a playful bent. This little dog has the best adventures!! Driving clouds, becoming friends with an imprisoned snowman (who he helps escape), and learning that friendship is the most important thing of all.

A++ from this family!
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My daughter's favourite series for over a year now (just turned three), and this is the book that started it all.
There's no words just charming pictures, so the reader has to add the words, which means you can make it as detailed or as simple as you like. It also allows my daughter to 'read' the story when I'm not there.

The smaller Polos are ideal for bedtime as they are a little shorter - but this one has a much better adventure. We've got them all and wish there were more.
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Polo is an adorable, patch-eyed dog who leads a rich, imaginative life. He lives in a large tree on a small island in the sea. Said island has a line staked to it leading ... onto the next page. Polo gathers his surprisingly well-stocked-for-its-size backpack, grabs his umbrella, and exits the island by tight-rope walking on the line. The line, conveniently enough, turns into stairs, which then lead to a slide. Polo slides down onto a fluffy cloud and has his breakfast of cloud soup (the bowl being the first of many items to emerge from his backpack) before visiting his friend who is fishing from the cloud he lives on. Polo then slides down the fishing line to land on his own boat before setting off on an underwater adventure.

So begins this utterly impossible - yet entirely convincing - wordless adventure book. Each page bends the mind a bit further as Polo travels through visual tricks and treats from one adventure to another, ranging from whales to icebergs to the moon, only to end up back on his tree-island with all the friends he's met along the way.

The book is illustrated with bold, brightly colored cartoon-like illustrations that vividly bring each unlikely scene to believable life. Children will be drawn to the colors and the whimsy of the book. Also, because it is entirely wordless, this is the first book that my four and a half year old can "read" by herself. She likes to read it by flashlight curled up under her covers before falling asleep at night.

This book is charming and delightful for both children and their parents. We will be adding more Polo books to our collection soon!
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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...gives him a sense of great achievement because he is reading it and not being read to.
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