When Gregory moves to a new house surrounded by concrete, he has to share a bedroom with his uncle and go to a new school where it’s hard to make a good start. After a special guest speaker comes to school to talk about gardens, Gregory makes his own garden, except it isn’t like the other kids’ gardens. Clyde Robert Bulla’s classic chapter book shows Gregory adapting to his new surroundings and applying his love of art to the burned-out building behind his house.
The Chalk Box Kid covers themes of acceptance, friendship and the importance of art. Try making a wet chalk drawing outside your classroom or home celebrating these ideas.