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Chu's Day [Hardcover]

Neil Gaiman , Adam Rex
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Book Description

14 Feb 2013
Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don't want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu's sneeze-resisting powers to the limit - there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!). How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see . . .

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (14 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408828006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408828007
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 21.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Neil Gaiman is a tour de force of creative talent. He is the bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also co-wrote the script for Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins and Angeline Jolie. He is the creator/writer of the award-winning Sandman comic series and has written several books for children. His latest title, The Graveyard Book, won the Teenage Booktrust Prize 2009. Neil has been immortalised in song by Tori Amos, and is a songwriter himself. His official website now has more than one million unique visitors each month, and his online journal is syndicated to thousands of blog readers every day.

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When Chu sneezes, bad things happen . . . A gorgeous, funny, friendly picture book from the brand-new combo of dazzlingly award-laden Neil Gaiman and fabulously talented illustrator Adam Rex

About the Author

Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. He is the only writer to have won the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for the same title - The Graveyard Book. His diverse catalogue of books includes Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the only writer to have written an episode of Doctor Who and to have featured in an episode of The Simpsons as himself.


Adam Rex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now lives with his wife inTucson. His first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. He has also written books for teenagers and adults including Fat Vampire and The True Meaning of Smekday. Adam received the Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2005.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Fantastic drawings and simple story my 3 year old granddaughter loves it was read 3 times on the first opening
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars! 30 Jan 2013
By Daniduc
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I have a 19 m.o. daughter, which gave me a socially acceptable excuse to buy it (I would anyway, I'm a Neil Gaiman fan), since it's aimed to little children. Ioved it, but the most important is: The book is a hit with it's intended audience too! My daughter also *loved* it, and I'm reading it on repeat since it arrived. The story is simple, perfect for little children. It's great fun to go "AAH... AAAAH... AAAAAAAH... No." together. She explores the illustrations and always discover something fun or funny and points it to me. Five stars, easily.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Minimal but fun. 23 Jun 2013
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There's not much storyline, so I expected to have to talk through the very nice detailed illustrations to make anything of it. However my 2.3 yr old loves it. I suspect that's partly due to the very loud and animated sneezing noises we do when reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bedtime favourite. 27 Mar 2013
By Cat
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I bought this for my 2-year-old and he just loves it. It's a very simple story which is perfect for this age group and the illustrations are just beautiful. He can spend ages pouring over the pictures and trying to name all the animals (the platypus in the library is still a source of confusion). And he always joins in with the "ah, Aaah, AAAAH...no".

It has fast become a bedtime favourite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great style, our 13 month old loves it 3 Feb 2013
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This is a fun book; our 13 month old does all the fake sneezing himself now and regularly requests this book :) The art is great, full of stuff to look at and talk about and entertain the adults too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it, my son loves it... 19 Mar 2013
I bought this on a whim because I love everything Neil Gaiman writes. I hoped my 2 year old would be vaguely amused before we returned to The Very Funny Frog (Peek-a-boo Pop-ups) type pop ups and Each Peach Pear Plum (Viking Kestrel Picture Books). Instead every bed time is now "Chu! Read Chu! Daddy, CHU!". He even walked over to me and said "Chu sneeze. Bad thing happen." in the middle of the day one day. He loves the story, he adores pointing out all his favourite animals in the lovely art (and learning new ones) and when Chu is stifling a sneeze he shouts "ACHOO" then laughs when Chu says "No".

It's a fun book, and my son has found a lot to love in it. I would recommend it without reservation to any pre-schooler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :) 18 May 2014
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I love neil gaiman. I read his all book, even for children. but my son loves this book too. pictures are beautifull
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 8 Dec 2013
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Wonderful book, bought this twice now for different friends with children. Both loved it! Would definitely recommend that you buy this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful illustrations - and entertaining too!
I love this book; it's sweet, funny and has fabulous and colourful illustrations that keep my little ones entertained for ages.
Published 9 months ago by SophieDav
5.0 out of 5 stars Chu's Day
Neil Gaiman has a remarkable knack of writing perfectly for his audience - this story is very popular with the under threes, and also benefits from some beautiful painted... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Landboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Whimming to my pandas
More of a short poem than a story but a lovely little book, excellent artwork, nice joke, just a little pleasure.
Published 14 months ago by beandog
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, detailed pictures - a winner!
Beautifully drawn, each page crammed with animal characters. The sneezes had our toddler in fits of laughter - an excellent buy.
Published 14 months ago by H.A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story - very funny
Good story, funny for the kids, its from age 1 to 4 I would say its best for as its a bit short.

However my 5 year old reads it himself as there aren't too many words... Read more
Published 14 months ago by GetToTheChoppa
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
I love this I made out it was for my son but it made me laugh. Also the art work is beautiful
Published 16 months ago by Meltea
5.0 out of 5 stars Five to six year old reading
Short story within the reading ability of a five to six year old. Perfect for them to ready to younger siblings. Read more
Published 17 months ago by M. Johns
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