Time length to read: 2-4 min.
Age recommend: 4 and up
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Adam Rex
Published by: HarperCollins
Best place to purchase: Amazon.com
Is it me, or is it crazy that it’s already February? It seems just like yesterday we rang in the new year. With this upcoming year, I’m looking forward to all the new picture books to discover, including this newly published book I’m about to share with you all. Chu’s Day by New York Times Bestseller, Neil Gaiman is about a little panda named Chu. Chu loves to go different places with his mom and dad. The only problem they run into when they go places is little Chu’s sneezing. Because when Chu sneezes, bad things happen. With him almost sneezing at the library with his mom, and at the diner with his dad, they think his sneezes are safe for the day. However, when they get to the circus, Chu can’t help but sneeze, causing a little havoc.
This book is such a fun book to read with kids. You’ll find them and yourself laughing as you read this story. Gaiman has created an entertaining and clever plot that will have readers loving little Chu, and wanting to find out what becomes of him and his sneezes. Booklist says “Kids will find the idea of a monstrous sneeze funny, and it may prompt some attempts of their own. Rex’s richly detailed illustrations are brimming with fantastic touches. Share this one at toddler storytime for lots of giggles, or one-on-one for spotting details in the art.” The illustration, done by Adam Rex, is very colorful and detailed. He brings to life the every detail this story has to give; from the artwork of adorable Chu, to the specific details he gives in the scenery, like the library and the diner.
If there was a book I would “Chu-oose” you to read, it would be this one. It will be one that you and your child will want to read over and over again.
If you would like to see a preview of the book, introduced by the Author Neil Gaiman, watch the video below.
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