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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Imagination gone wild -- TOO wild for some kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 5+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 4+
This show has to be the most underrated Nicktoon. It has one the best animation styles ever and it’s so creative. I recommend you see for yourself.

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Great messages
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (20):

What makes this show interesting is that it acknowledges that worlds of imagination are available to all of us. But while it's true that we love to get lost in a story, for the young child, getting as lost in a world as Rudy does can be scary. At times, ChalkZone can feel like a nightmare -- the creatures and monsters are surreal and often unstoppable. And it's usually up to Rudy to foil their plans, which he generally seems capable of. However, rather than having a soothing effect on the child viewer, Rudy's confidence might be misleading -- if only because he depends on that magic piece of chalk.

The Tabootie parents seem to value family time with their son but are oblivious to his secret life. This premise might seem innocent enough, but the level of stress and trouble that it causes Rudy gives reason for pause.

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