Here's a new volume every bit as charming and as mesmerizing as its companion, The Adventures of Polo. When the resourceful dog sets aside his brand-new book and drifts off to sleep, a curious little creature makes off with it. Polo follows in hot pursuit, setting the stage for a new series of adventures--into the sky, to a mysterious cloud made of cotton candy, through fun-house mirrors, on hot air balloons, across a desert and into the jungle. As before, Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression--80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling that call to mind the worlds of classic animated film, comics, and books.
Imaginative, Innovative & One of a kind!
By Heidi - February 28, 2007
We LOVE the Polo books! They are some of the favorites on our bookshelf. There are no words, just lavish, very creative illustrations. Children can make up a new story each time they read. Polo drives clouds, plants magic beans and climbs a beanstalk, lands on pink clouds that are made of cotton candy, and most importantly, learns that friendship is the most important thing.
A++ from this family!
Absolutely brilliant... a ten-star gem!
By DJ Joe Sixpack - October 5, 2007
Regis Faller's "Polo" picture books are absolutely brilliant and magical... These fab French imports feature Polo, a cheerful, indomitable cartoon dog with a flair for improvisation, bravery and boundless curiosity... The wordless, multi-panel graphic novels recall the fantastic, breathless wonder of the old "Tin-Tin" books, only without any real sense of danger, just pure adventure, fantasy, and fun.
In this volume, Polo returns, and so do the little green men: one of them sneaks into Polo's bedroom and steals his new book, starting a chase that takes them across the oceans, up into the sky, into a weird, white Limbo and into a cloud kingdom with a delicate princess who becomes Polo's friend. Picking up other friends along the way, Polo crosses deserts and rides clouds, frees a genie and climbs a giant dandelion, like Jack climbed the the beanstalk. Finally, after seventy color-filled pages, he catches up to the little green guy, who is reading the runaway book to a... read more
By Dienne - October 18, 2011
We (my preschool daughters and I) become hooked on Polo after we stumbled on "The Adventures of Polo" at the library. After finishing that one, we eagerly checked out and read the shorter, smaller Polo books, but searched in vain for this one. I finally decided to break down and buy it, and what a great buy it is! Now I guess I'll have to break down and buy "Adventures" for our permanent collection too.
Like the other Polo books, this book uses bright, bold, colorful, mostly wordless comic-style panels to tell/show an utterly impossible yet completely believable adventure story of the plucky little dog Polo. The story begins even before the beginning with a prologue depicting Polo's friend Lily going to a bookstore that looks suspiciously like a teapot. After selecting just the right book, she has it wrapped and sent off via pelican to Polo's tiny island with his oversized tree house. "My book!" exclaims Polo.
The book proper opens with Polo settling in to... read more
The Age of TV Heroes examines the history of the live-action television adventures of everyone's favorite comic book heroes! This handsome, full-color hardcover features the in-depth stories of the ...