Chilly da Vinci

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 23 Jan 2019

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While the art style was incredible, the story was lacking. I didn’t like that the story was written in a “constant stream-of-thought” sort of way.  It made for a difficult read, especially with the random words and sentences strung along written in lighter brown.   

I don’t know what the target age group here is. It doesn’t fit in with the chapter book genre, nor the picture book genre. Yes, it is a book with illustrations, but the writing caters to more of a 2nd or 3rd grade level maybe? 

I like the premise of it, it’s a delightfully pretty book! Just the content itself was not for me
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Chilly da Vinci is a cute book guaranteed to get a young inventor’s mind thinking. The colorful illustrations and the hint of danger engage the reader while also exposing them to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.
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Review: CHILLY DA VINCI by Jarrett Rutland

I love to find children's books that not only provide a neat story, but also offers more: inspiration, encouragement, a moral lesson. CHILLY DA VINCI is a delightful tale of an inventor penguin. Chilly is creative and "thinks outside the box." Like Thomas Edison, his inventions aren't always perfect on the first attempt, but that never fazes him. He just keeps on. 

Inspiring, encouraging, and delightful, CHILLY DA VINCI is a good read, both for reading children and reading to younger kids.
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I think this would be great to introduce young children Leonardo da Vinci with Chilly the penguin following in his footsteps. 

Poor Chilly isn’t like other penguins and would prefer to be inventing and eating kelp while others are eating fish and doing ‘penguin things’. Chilly isn’t the most skilled inventor and has a number of mishaps as he tries to save the penguins from being caught by Mr Plumpy Fin, a whale. The question is will he be able to succeed with an invention before any of his friends get eaten? 

I think this book would be great to teach children about Leonardo Da Vinci and give some great ideas for making models with moving parts in DT. I would also consider using it for PSCHE lessons to teach children that making mistakes can help them with later successes and that it is OK to make mistakes.
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I am always on the lookout for books on inventions, engineering or problem solving for my children or for the library. I love this book!

I think this book will be very successful due to the topic being STEM related and by using penguins to tell the story. Children love penguins and the illustrations are gorgeous. I love that even though Chilly fails he doesn't give up, this is something that children need to learn.
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This is a silly book about a penguin that invents things, like Leonardo De Vinci. In fact, his inventions all appear on the yellowing typ eof paper that we always see De Vinci's drawings.

His inventions don't work, however, and one separates he and his friends, from the mainland, as well as from family.  He must invent something to get them home, before they are all eaten by an orca.

Told with light humor, and more and more complicated inventions.

Cute sort of story about never giving up, and trying to come up with solutions.



Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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A very imaginative book!  A cute story about a genius penguin that causes havoc with his inventions.
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This is a cute book!  It is a great way to introduce Leonard da Vinci to children.  It would also be great for a penguin storytime.  The illustrations are done very well and add so much to the story.  Children will definitely enjoy reading about Chilly and seeing his inventions.
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Chilly Da Vinci is a cute little penguin who never gives up and had to ignore his friend’s jeers about his inventions. One of his inventions separates Chilly and a few others from their home iceberg so it’s up to Chilly’s ingenuity to get them back home. Plumpy Fin the Orca is meanwhile chomping in their ever decreasing iceberg...
Lovely illustrations and message in this book. Many of the illustrations are made to be weathered like daVinci’s drawings and journals.
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This book doesn’t work in ebook form. It was hard to follow the story. But it seemed like it is probably a cute book.
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A penguin who try to make invention to explore and save his friends. A too basic adventure for me. No moral and nothing out of the ordinary.
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While other penguins do they usual "penguin stuff", Chilly invents - and builds- machines. A brilliant inventor at heart, he has yet to build a machine that actually works. But that doesn't keep him from trying! After all, great inventors don't give up!

What a wonderful book to read with your child! Chilly is a great role model for children of all ages. He is determined, inquisitive, and never gives up! Chilly teaches us that when we want something badly, we should try and try again, and never be disheartened by the failures that happen along the way. The story of Chilly makes anyone reading it want to try harder for their goals , and that makes reading his story even more worthwhile!
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Cute Illustrations reminiscent of Leonardo Da Vinci .  Lesson to keep moving forward with ideas not strictly to achieve a goal but to test ones think processes.  Penguin Chilly invents machines to overcome Plumpy Fin chomping away at a floating iceberg! Friends to Save achieved by a little penguin that could.  Never give up on your Dream of Making Something New.  "A copy of this book was provided by NorthSouth Books via Netgalley with no requirements for a review.  Comments here are my honest opinion."
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After reading this with my young daughter I would recommend this to all enquiring mind who enjoy a little humour. This book appeals to the child as well as the parent with its delightful illustrations and homage to da Vinci's notebook a real one to explore.
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