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TOON LEVEL: 1
INTEREST LEVEL: Age 3+
READING LEVEL: Grades K-1
GUIDED READING LEVEL: M
LEXILE LEVEL: 410L
AUTHOR: Claude Ponti
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6"
RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2017
About the Book
A journey into a world of utter fantasy and delight! Where can young readers experience boundless imagination? In the sandbox, of course, as they follow Adele on her discovery of a barefoot king, a cloud of fluffy chicks, and a dessert island (YUM!). With this wild playground adventure, it’s easy to see why star French cartoonist Claude Ponti is one of the world’s most beloved children’s book authors.
★★★ "Readers, particularly the newly independent ones at whom this is aimed, will delightedly join the outing."
--Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
"A bright, brimming feast of lyrical zaniness."
"Spectacular weirdness…imaginative odyssey…memorable as it is bizarre."
--Wall Street Journal's Best New Children's Books
"Every two-page spread in this book is a gem...The images are filled with details, making this a great book for an adult and child to read together, pointing things out as they go, or alone, all the better to pore over the pages and take in every detail."
--School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids
"Readers won’t want to skip over a millimeter of artwork because you simply don’t know what unexpected treats you’ll find. Prepare for numerous re-readings of this creative tale to experience the joyous journey that is Adele in Sand Land."
--Good Reads with Ronna
"The dreamlike quality of the art allows kids to let their imaginations run wild."
--Mom Read It
"This delightful 38-page small hardcover picture book for kindergarten to first-grade readers is reminiscent of Winsor McCay’s highly-detailed Little Nemo in Slumberland."
--AmoXcalli: Fred Patten Reviews
Teacher's Guide: Digging Into Details
Take one glance at the book and one can easily see why Adele in Sand Land's lesson plan focuses on the details! Developed by Literacy Expert Maria Walther EdD, there's an accompanying Common Core Standards Guide and two activity sheets.
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★ A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
About the Author
Claude Ponti is a prolific author, painter, and illustrator, known for his humorous explorations of the nonsense world of dreams. His first picture book, Adele’s Album, was created to amuse his young daughter; he has since authored more than sixty children’s books. Ponti currently divides his time between the French countryside (where there are many birds, such as pheasants) and Paris (where there are pigeons).