Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman

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A New York Times bestselling picture book from Newbery Medal–winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex!

Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. But as Chu and his parents visit the library, the diner, and the circus, will anyone hear Chu when he starts to feel a familiar tickle in his nose?

Chu's Day is a story that reflects upon how young children aren't always listened to…sometimes to calamitous effect.

Supports the Common Core State Standards


About Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and the bestselling Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. He is also the author of the picture books Blueberry Girl and Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. Adam Rex is the author of many books, including Cold Cereal, the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga, the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the middle-grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He lives with his wife in Arizona.
Published January 8, 2013 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Due to the library’s “old-book-dust,” Chu’s mother knows to check: “Are you going to sneeze?”—“aah-aaah-Aaaah- / No, said Chu.” That comical buildup and take back spreads across three pages, including a suspenseful page turn.

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(Maybe in the sequel his parents will have harnessed his sneeze power to turn wind turbines for power.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Chu's Day is a simple, funny story of a gentle panda with a fearsome sneeze, written by Neil Gaiman, award-winning author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book.

Jan 08 2013 | Read Full Review of Chu's Day


THE GUILD OF ASSASSINS is book two in a series, and the idea for this book has been twirling in my head even as I wrote book one.

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On the book cover it says Newborn to 4 but Amazon is listing the book as 4 and up.

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PreS—The orderly routine of Chu's daily life, which include a trip to the library and lunch at a diner, is upended when the adorabl

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