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The Adventures of Polo

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ISBN13: 9781596431607
ISBN10: 1596431601
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Publisher Comments:

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat — and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman — and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.

Review:

"With a sunny disposition and unshakeable confidence, Polo embarks upon physics-defying, wordless adventures. Like a Euro-Snoopy styled by French artist Faller, Polo is not particularly doglike, despite his chocolate-brown beagle ears and the spot over his right eye. Instead, his school uniform, canvas knapsack and upright posture make him resemble a proud scout on safari. When he sets off from his enviable island treehouse, he decides to take his umbrella, a practical choice that helps him balance on a tightrope and shields him from the sun. He jets along on a cumulus puff to the cloud-home of a bear, then lowers himself into a jaunty boat with his name on it. Throughout the comics panels, Polo is often startled but never really frightened, and his small smile bespeaks an imperturbable curiosity. When he and a marmalade cat climb a frozen mountain and encounter a polar bear, exclamation points of sweat show their concern, until the roaring bear skitters away and they chuckle with relief. Even when Polo seems in danger (are those giant eyeballs peeking into his submarine?), the surprises are pleasant (no, just a friendly beluga with polka-dot spots). Faller depicts exotic realms in gemlike colors, calling to mind Le Petit Prince and Tintin. He alternates series of panels with roomy full-page images, slowing the action before Polo trots off to the next volcanic crater or glowing lunar landscape. Readers will crack up at the pitched suspense and reassuring outcomes, all of which the unruffled Polo takes in breezy stride. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"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." School Library Journal

Review:

"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." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This import from France has universal appeal. The pictures tell the story. Young children everywhere will take delight in joining Polo on his imaginative journey." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat--and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman--and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.

Synopsis:

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat andon a series of delightful adventures with a world of magical encounters alongthe way. Full color.

About the Author

Regis Faller studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France, and is the illustrator of over 20 books for children. He lives in Paris.

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Kids Literati, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by Kids Literati)
The Adventures of Polo is an amazing picture book of a magical dog. The travels of Polo are told exclusively through comical illustrations that are entertaining for anyone between 3 and 103 years old. The creative genius of French illustrator Regis Fallon, it is a graphic novel for the short set with characteristics of comic books, computer animation, and anime. This is a highly creative, expressive, and psychedelic story that is captivating from the very first illustration to the final page. This playful puppy travels by tightrope, cloud, mushroom rocketship, and more through a wonderland of brilliant hues.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596431607
Author:
Faller, Regis
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Author:
Faller, Roger
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Adventure/General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series:
The Adventures of Polo
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
10.75 x 9.50 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With a sunny disposition and unshakeable confidence, Polo embarks upon physics-defying, wordless adventures. Like a Euro-Snoopy styled by French artist Faller, Polo is not particularly doglike, despite his chocolate-brown beagle ears and the spot over his right eye. Instead, his school uniform, canvas knapsack and upright posture make him resemble a proud scout on safari. When he sets off from his enviable island treehouse, he decides to take his umbrella, a practical choice that helps him balance on a tightrope and shields him from the sun. He jets along on a cumulus puff to the cloud-home of a bear, then lowers himself into a jaunty boat with his name on it. Throughout the comics panels, Polo is often startled but never really frightened, and his small smile bespeaks an imperturbable curiosity. When he and a marmalade cat climb a frozen mountain and encounter a polar bear, exclamation points of sweat show their concern, until the roaring bear skitters away and they chuckle with relief. Even when Polo seems in danger (are those giant eyeballs peeking into his submarine?), the surprises are pleasant (no, just a friendly beluga with polka-dot spots). Faller depicts exotic realms in gemlike colors, calling to mind Le Petit Prince and Tintin. He alternates series of panels with roomy full-page images, slowing the action before Polo trots off to the next volcanic crater or glowing lunar landscape. Readers will crack up at the pitched suspense and reassuring outcomes, all of which the unruffled Polo takes in breezy stride. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "This import from France has universal appeal. The pictures tell the story. Young children everywhere will take delight in joining Polo on his imaginative journey."
"Synopsis" by ,
Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat--and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman--and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.

"Synopsis" by , Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat andon a series of delightful adventures with a world of magical encounters alongthe way. Full color.
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