THE ADVENTURES OF POLO by Régis Faller
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THE ADVENTURES OF POLO

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Age Range: 4 - 6
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Clad in jacket and short pants, a dot-eyed, flop-eared spaniel sets out for a stroll that takes him from the bottom of the sea to an exotic planet, and many points between. In this nearly wordless import, cinematically “narrated” in sequential panels of various size, little Polo travels by cloud, boat, glider and balloon, finds a star in a treasure chest on the ocean floor, pauses to roast hot dogs by a lava flow, joins a monkey band for a quick tune, frees an imprisoned snowman, travels into space with a feline companion met along the way and many other such exploits, before returning home at last to relax in the shade with a book. Drawn with simple lines and bright colors, the art has plenty of eye appeal, and even very young children will have no trouble following this smiling, nearly imperturbable pooch from adventure to adventure—both here and on his inventively interactive website. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-59643-160-1
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Roaring Brook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006




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