Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Words Are Enough

Do you read picture books for the pictures or for the words?

Actor and author BJ Novack has written and published an ingenuous book for young readers that addresses this issue called The Book With No Pictures.  We enjoyed watching him read his book out loud to a group of primary school children, and think you will enjoy watching it too.  Click here to watch his lively reading.  You won't regret it.
Grover is exasperated with the reader in There's a Monster at the End of This Book!
Elephant and Piggie crack up when they realize that they can make the reader say anything in We Are in a Book.

If you like the premise of this book, you might also enjoy books such as Mo Willems' We Are in A Book, Herve Tullet's Press Here!  or Jon Stone's classic There's a Monster at the End of This Book!  All of these stories play with the interaction between readers and the words on the pages of the books that they read, and they all make for highly interactive books to read out loud with a child.   

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