Chu is a panda bear whose sneezes cause bad things to happen. His parents are worried he is going to sneeze so they keep asking him if he will. Chu keeps saying no as his parents take him to a library and then to a diner. Finally Chu and his parents arrive at the circus, but they don’t ask him if he is going to sneeze. Chu’s sneeze blows down the circus tent and sends everything in the library and the diner flying!
The text is fairly simple and minimal, and as such is best suited for younger children ages 2-6. What truly makes this book special, however, are the illustrations by Adam Rex. They are absolutely gorgeous, extremely detailed, and light up every page. Children will especially enjoy being able to pick out the various animals that are the patrons of each establishment that Chu visits, and they will surely laugh when Chu finally sneezes. Chu’s Day is also a great storytime pick because kids love predicting whether they think Chu is actually going to sneeze or not.
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